Dennis was starting to do better at cuff deflation. He went 18 minutes without stopping. He also had the speaking valve in so they ask him to say something and he said, “I want a quarter pounder with cheese.” Haley and I had found a McDonalds in the basement of the hospital next door to us. I had lost about 20 pounds and finding McDonalds was one sure way of not keeping those 20 pounds off! Dennis thought nothing had ever tasted so good!