I’m writing this entry from Claire’s bedside as I watch her sleep. Nothing new has happened since the last update. I did, however, omit some minor information from my last post.
One of our excellent day nurses, Kara, said she knew she was a real nurse when she started gettig so excited about pee. Crude yes, but touching when you understand that base functions like this indicate certain levels of neurological function. We had similar hopes today when Kara reported that it seems Claire is passing gas. It’s indicative that her digestive system is starting to function and we’ll be watching to see if she can take this first step to the next level. Here’s hoping we will soon be more excited about certain functions than we’ve ever been.
I’d mentioned that Claire’s ventilator settings needed to all be at a certain range before they’d remove the tube. We’re almost there. My unqualified forecast is that we’ll be there by the end of tomorrow.
I wish I could give bigger and more progressive news. I hope all of you that were waiting for an update can sleep soundly tonight. Thank you for your prayers, hopes and support.