Okay let's see, what's different? What's that? Why yes, THE VENTILATOR IS GONE!! (Ok, well it's actually in the closet not GONE gone) and not just for the picture! Hope has successfully weaned off of the ventilator! She hasn't been on it at all for over a week now. She's done absolutely great with the weaning process and doesn't need it at all any more.
The next big step will be getting the trach out (likely this fall). Our next appointment with the pulmonologist is at the beginning of September, and we see her ENT doc in August so hopefully they will both give the go-ahead for getting the trach out!
Oh, and for those of you who really wanted to play the game, there really are 5 (ish) differences between the pictures :)