It was a productive and busy morning. Early morning Debbie was moved to a chair in order for her to sit up more and to offer a change from the bed. She liked that. She was tested for her ability to swallow and can now be given ice chips and we can begin introducing light foods. The feeding tube will remain in place for at least a couple more days. Occupational therapy worked with her for muscle tone and exercise. We will continue with the exercises throughout the days. Physical therapy came later in the morning, and with their assistance she took about seven small steps. They were very pleased with her progress. Debbie’s voice has improved slightly but still can only put together a few words at a time.
Your prayers are being answered and are much appreciated by Debbie and our family. She is aware of your thoughts and prayers.