Every once in a while I hand Jakob a drink with a straw, and of course he never has been able to use it. Tonight he and I took Mom to Applebees, and I tried again. Much to my amazement he started sucking away. I guess he must have learned it at school, but it took me by suprise for sure! I had to turn the picture sepia though because he also was oozing out the ear, literally dripping. It was pretty gross. He woke up clear though, so I guess the tubes are working!