ICU Update

My sister-in-law remains in the ICU. It is two weeks today. Yesterday they performed a tracheostomy. All went well in that regard. I was able to see her about 2 hours after the procedure and she looked far more comfortable.

The doctor continues to reduce my sister-in-law’s level of sedation and yesterday it was evident that she was far more wakeful. Her eyes would open, she would raise her arms, she showed a lot of facial expression (frowned quite a bit) and tried to talk. She continues to dispel the excess fluid from her body and the medical staff was pleased with her progress yesterday. Today, again, the staff say she is progressing well, she had a good night and there had been no evidence of any temperature. Her sons have been in today and also feel fairly positive about the events of the past 24 hours.

All in all a very satisfactory report.

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