Thursday, December 1, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Sue had a very active morning today! She had a bath, chest x-ray, and CT scan. She also was able to lift both legs, show the Dr.s two fingers on each hand, give the thumbs up, and try to talk a little. It was a great morning. They put some boots on her feet to exercise her muscles and prepare her for standing in the next couple days. When the Dr. came in to check her again she was very unresponsive. I think she was so exhausted from all the activity earlier in the day. Its to be expected, we will have ups and downs. I went in to visit her tonight and she was in a little bit of pain. They gave her some meds to help with the pain and after that we could tell that she was sleeping very comfortably. She has been trying to open her eyes but they are so swollen that she cant. But, the effort is what counts! Before I left the Dr. came in and told Brad that her CT scan looks great and he is very pleased with how things are going so far. Its been 48 hours now and every Dr. that comes in uses words like "remarkable" and "unexpected progress" when the talk about her situation. We have been very blessed. She has got a big battle coming up though, days 4-7 are the hardest and she is expected to regress a bit. We are told its normal and that it will get worse before it gets better. Sue is a strong woman and I know she will continue to fight. We appreciate your prayers, keep 'em coming!