We’ve had an exciting morning! Around 5:30 Bo (who was staying in Mama’s room for the night) heard the nurse trying to talk to Mama, so he went over to her bed. Her eyes were open! He said that she held his hand, and that when she heard him talking she tried to turn her head to look at him. Her eyes aren’t really focusing on him, but she clearly knew he was standing beside the bed.
Then, when the doctor came in this morning, he was able to get a thumbs up from her on her right side, and she held up two fingers for him on that same side. Her thumb quivered on the left side, but there wasn’t as clear a reaction. Daddy said that her left arm and hand are starting to swell a little, so they’re paying attention to those to see what’s going on. She also raised her arm again, and she wiggled her toes. The nurse told Daddy that once she gets to this point, things usually start to progress a little more quickly, so yay!
The doctor asked Daddy if Mama likes coffee, which she absolutely does. At first he suggested that Daddy go get a cup of coffee, that sometimes the smell helps wake people up. Then he actually changed his mind and he put in an order for a cup of coffee with the nurse and actually had her give Mama some coffee through her feeding tube! She didn’t really have a reaction to that, but I still find it really funny!
They’ve removed the EEG and they gave her the last dose of the old anti-seizure medication this morning, though it may take a day or so for it to get out of her system. She’s on the new anti-seizure medication now. The occupational therapist is still encouraged by her range of motion. I’m leaving in the next 1/2 hour or so to drive to Jacksonville, so I’ll update again once I see her tonight!