Another improving day and Andrea continues to impress everyone with her strength. Early this morning they took her down to the lowest setting on the ventilator and reduced more of her pain meds. If she continues to do well on the ventilator setting she will be taken off and put on oxygen support. That will be a big step for her. She did not get dialysis today, but might receive it tomorrow. She sat up on the side of the bed early in the morning and brushed her own teeth. Then later on in the morning occupational therapy came by and she sat up for ten minutes on her own. They also had her do some more arm and leg exercises that she had no problem doing on her own. Liver and kidney numbers stabilized today so maybe we will start a downward trend and get rid of this infection. She was still running a fever today but was down from yesterday.
Again she continued to talk with her mouth all day today and we could understand every word. We got her some audio books so she could listen to them when no one was allowed in the room. Her spirits are way up and she just wants out as soon as possible. Today was just such a great day for Andrea and she was so much more alive. Her mind is all there and wants to do anything she can to help herself get better. All the support has really helped her get through all this. Just knowing all of you are out there and would do anything. Just keep praying and all of our prayers will be answered. Talk to everyone tomorrow.