I have lots of fun things to blog about - an awesome Trivial Pursuit night with old friends, a week in Austin with my parents including Teddy Bear picnics, puppet shows, HEAT, kiddie pools, good food, puzzles & wine; my class reunion, coming home again...but right now a quick update about Carolyn.
We stopped to see her at the hospital last night. It has been 3 weeks ago today (!) that she had her hemorrhage. She is doing AMAZING. The doctor yesterday said that her progress is "tremendous." He was very upbeat about her recovery. She is now out of ICU & is off the ventilator. She has her eyes open & can make eye contact, hold hands, 'react' in general. She's still not speaking as the trach makes it virtually impossible for her to do so but she has mouthed words. These are amazing signs!! She is doing occupational & physical therapy already & will likely soon move into the rehab facility at Miller-Dwan.
We still don't know the extent of the damage that was done, but compared to what we were hearing a week ago, the prognosis is about a million times better.
Thank you everyone for your good wishes & prayers, I really do believe it all helps!