Sandra had a busy day. She had PT (Physical Therapy), OT (Occupational Therapy) and Speech Therapy. Also, Xrays and a CT scan (Computerized Axial Tomography, CAT scan) to determine the extent of the damage to her left ankle and the 3 brain hemorrhages. Her therapy went well but no results on the scans until tomorrow.
She is eating some solid food which is a first. She keeps asking for chicken and pizza. These are good signs.
Also, for the first time, she has been asking about Glen and the kids and why was she in the hospital. Up until now she has been able to answer questions (mostly accurately), but has not asked many questions. She was told that Glen is there in the same hospital and that the kids have been with Uncle Jim and Aunt Margot. She seemed to be OK with that and didn’t really pursue it any further. Also all good stuff. Really don’t want her to be thinking too much about those things.
Glen’s day was decidedly different but nevertheless positive. He made some improvement in his ability to breathe of his own accord and was able to spend another 4 hours on his back. His recovery will be measured in smaller increments over a much longer period and we all need to be prepared for that. He has difficult hurdles to make and will require time to accomplish them. We are in it for the long haul with him and will do whatever is necessary to return both he and Sandra to full capacity.
Alana and Cameron are doing well and are missing their folks even though they haven’t verbalized it too much yet. I hope they will be able to hang in there for awhile. Aunts, uncles and grandparents are OK for now but we’re a poor substitute for the real thing.