Wednesday, October 3, 2007
10/3 Evening Update
Courtney looks really good today, full of smiles and laughs. The cardiologists have signed off on her bill of health, so the doctors are only closely monitoring her respiratory functions. As long as she continues to breath on her own, she'll be safe to be transferred from Intensive Care by Friday, tentatively.
Our chair race has been postponed, Court spent the morning training in a padded chair in her room. She sat down for several hours propped by couple of pillows. We should be able to get her into the Stryker chair in the next two days and possibly go outside to get some fresh air.
Courtney's Thrush looks to have died down, coughing has become more manageable. Yesterday Julie used a small kit the nurses gave her to swab out Court's mouth. She's very fussy about opening her mouth (I'm sure a lot of us have been conditioned not to "open wide" for parents after a childhood of receiving wretched cough medicine), but she eventually came around and then stuck her tongue out for good measure.
Thanks to everybody for stopping by, as always anybody is welcome to come and visit.
We Love you Courtney and we can't wait to have you back safe and sound.