Friday, October 9, 2009
Update Fri AM
Early this morning Edie showed enough progress that they disconnected the vent and yanked her hose (so to speak.) She is now alert - aware of her surroundings and resting comfortably. As usual with Edie, she is going to spend a couple days here. She is actually still in recovery (24 hours later) but they are going to get her to the nursing floor early afternoon. She is a tad disoriented - wasn't aware she had lost a day - and very very sleepy. She had a very tough day yesterday and is allowed to be sleepy. Good news is everything seems to be working and all the neurology reports are negative. The surgery also seems to have been a success. The team here followed their plan to a T. They believed her issues might be that anesthesia drugs leave her system slowly so the plan was simply to let that happen and not try to wake her up too soon. The length of time surprised them but the plan worked. Very happy she is here. Will keep everyone updated.