It sure does look like this is going to turn out to be a wonderful weekend. Yesterday Andrea was in high spirits and made progress throughout the day. At lunch she started a puree diet that included chicken, greens, and sweet potatoes. She was able to each all the chicken and parts of the greens and potatoes. We also provided high calorie drinks throughout the day to pump her up.
Before dinner she got out of bed and walked half way around the bed with my help. She did bear a good deal of her own weight. Then she sat in her recliner for a hour or so. After her dinner arrived she ate pureed steak, broccoli, and mashed potatoes. Then she got out of the chair and I helped her walk back to the bed. This was the most that she had attempted to walk in 53 days. Our goal today is to go all the way around the bed and try to get on the bedside toilet.
I forgot to tell everyone yesterday that her platelet count was at 181. They didn't run any blood tests yesterday so I don't know the liver and kidney numbers. The doctors are considering an eye procedure sometime this week, so Andrea might get her vision back. She told us yesterday that once her eyes are fixed she wants to go home. We could take care of her from there, but I don't know if they would let us. Let's just continue to pray for eyes, stomach, and for her walking skills. She is doing so well and impresses me everyday with her strength and spirit.
Everyone take care and get ready for more and more good news to come. Pray, Pray, and Pray.