8/11/11 Status – Eating, drinking, wanting more coffee

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?

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15 Responses to 8/11/11 Status – Eating, drinking, wanting more coffee

  1. Gaël says:

    this is the best news ever!! congratulations to aliza on moving out of the ICU and for all of her progress! thank you so much for all of these updates

  2. mel prest says:

    Oh my god I am so happy to hear the news!!!!!!!!
    Aliza I will send you all the coffee you could possibly want.
    I adore you and send you much love!!

  3. Kerry Demers says:

    This is such great news! What would helping with the food train require? I have some time off next week and could make/bring some food. Is she on thickened liquids or any type of pureed diet? Just wondering if there is dysphagia since there are some speech issues. Please let me know what I can do to help.
    Kerry (Kitty Spanks)

  4. Becca D'Bus says:

    It is NEVER too early for dancing.
    But Aliza can do it when she wants to.
    Tell us quando quando quando.

    Sorry couldn’t resist.

  5. Jimmy Mayhem says:

    This is great news! xoxo

  6. nancy asch says:

    fantastic!!! keep on truckin! sending love!

  7. Lesli Turock says:

    WOOOO HOOOO!!!!! Vegan, gluten free Taza chocolate pudding and lox will be coming!!

  8. Jess Green says:

    I can help manage the food train (does that mean coordinating who is bringing what &when & being in touch with one of y’all about what is needed?). Just let me know….

    I had signed up to bring food on Saturday 8/13- if this is still needed, just let me know when & where.

    Sending good thoughts,
    Jess Green

  9. thalia says:

    That’s awesome, I’m so happy to hear that you are on the road to recovery Aliza! Whenever you feel ready for it I’ll be happy to bring you some of your fave Korean food from Allston! Keep getting better but try to take it slow too(hard for you I know!)

  10. Kristina says:

    GF Pizza when crunchy feels right!

    And I can make coconut rice pudding, cheesy grits, veggie pasta bake, and smoked tofu stir fry to tide you over till you get there!

  11. Jaclyn says:

    SUCH great news! I just got the BabyCakes cookbook and am itching to make some awesome gluten-free treats. Just let me know when and I’m there.

  12. Chuck says:

    Alllllriiiiiighhhtttt~! That IS great news!

  13. Molly says:

    So glad to hear this news! Yay. Great job, Aliza on being so strong and patient and keeping that humor healthy 🙂 xoxoxo

  14. Judith Anne Sprague says:

    Aliza! rock on. So happy to hear of your progress. I do make a really delicious vegan brown rice salad with crunchy beansprouts and sesame and more. I would love to make you some. 🙂 I will check the google doc for scheduling. for now, love from here to there. xo judith

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