I am thrilled to give you these reports for Friday! What an awesome day it has been!
Friday morning's report:
The neurosurgeon is very pleased with Melanie's reaction to being off the vent. The nurses, (with the aid of a lift) have her sitting in a chair for the first time. Jeni (her sister) and Andy (her Mom) tried telling them that Melanie is not a morning person under the best of situations........but what a sight! Continuing to make a step forward every day. Last night Melanie tried to untie Jeni's sweater (the ends knot in the front), so we are seeing new movements every day.
Friday Afternoon Report:
Melanie has graduated out of the ICU to the 7th floor Stroke Unit! PTL
Friday Evening Report:
**Boy....what a day! What a glorious day. Melanie has settled in the room # 738, (stroke unit). She was sitting in a chair most of the afternoon, and they have just put her to bed and have her settled in. She went right to sleep. **Tom was visiting her this afternoon, and as he left he flashed her the love you sign (thumb, index finger, and pinkie....Melanie does this to the children all the time)......MELANIE GAVE HIM THE LOVE YOU SIGN BACK! Tom cried. **Steph (Mel's friend) stopped by to visit. .......what a sweet visit she had with Melanie.....Andy said she loved hearing her talk to her. Mel gave Steph the "thumbs up" when she left.
Latest Report on Friday Evening:
As they were settling Melanie this afternoon, the nurse asked her if she had 3 children....she nodded yes. The nurse asked if they were all boys....she nodded no. They are doing speech, physical, and occupational therapy to see where she is at and what kind of therapy is needed.
They keep telling us how far she has to go......we see how far she has come.
We are thankful for the grace and strength of our Lord and Saviour who sustains us and for everyone who continues to care for Melanie and her family. You are all amazing! Thank you!