Tonight Aliza was moved from ICU to a general stroke/neurology floor. She is slowly gaining a bit more physical control over her right side again. Today, while we were having a random bedside chat, she casually bent her right knee up towards her chest. What?! It was completely unexpected. I was so excited I nearly jumped in her bed to give her a congratulatory hug. She also took her first tentative 10 steps aided by the PT nurses. After which she said “I don’t know about this. I think it might be too early for dancing.” She still has a long long way to go, especially with word finding, but it all seems to be moving in the right direction.
She is also eating and drinking again. But it is kind of a bummer when the kitchen staff shows up with beef and noodles for lunch. Did they lose those vegetarian and gluten free instructions yet again? She soon will be ready for all your culinary creations. Sometime next week, we will start Aliza’s food train again, once we find someone to manage the process. Volunteer anyone?