Today was a better day than yesterday. We pray that each day gets better for Jessie and we see more progress. We don't really know what to expect in terms of progress, and each kid recovers differently. The brain is such a complex machine, even the neurologists don't understand many things about the recovery process. I get the feeling that they don't want to say too much, in case she doesn't recover as well, or as quickly as they expect.
Today, she was awake more than yesterday. Her eyes were distant when I looked into them, and that is scary for parents, but I'm sure this will get better. For those of you who know Jessie and her dynamic, outgoing personality, you will understand that seeing her totally emotionless is hard to take. Dr. Carson says that personality doesn't change, so we are soooo looking forward to getting our Jessie back. I know that you are too. I'll let you know as things comes back.
Dr. Carson came by today. He said that things are going well, and he is encouraged by her left side movement. He reminded us that a whole lot of rewiring is going on right now in her brain and that we should be patient.
She listened to her brothers and grand parents on the phone today. We broke the rules in the PICU and used our cell phone.
She also honked Kristi's nose today...but with a blank look on her face. That was wierd, but encouraging at the same time. She wanted to put her finger in my ear and she kept raising her hand and looking at it. Strange behavior as her brain figures out how to work again.
All-in-All, we were encouraged by the day.