As planned, Eddie's cannulae came out around noon. No complications. He is still sedated so we haven't been able to talk to him yet, but he seems to be doing really well. He will continue to be on the ventilator to help him breathe for at least several more days so we won't be leaving ICU anytime soon. We really just need to continue observing him for any signs of trouble . . . rhythm problems, bleeding, etc.
It's so nice to have almost full access to Eddie now that the ECMO is out of the room. We're looking forward to that first hug!