I have been sleeping in the hospital since Saturday night. However, last night I upgraded from a chair in the Surgery / ICU waiting room to a couch in Elana's hospital room. Most of you, at one point or another, have pulled all-nighters at a hospital. Never easy and never comfortable. That's when AXN saves the day. What is AXN you may ask? AXN is a tv channel in the hospital room that features US crime dramas like Law & Order, CSI and NCIS. The best part is that all the shows are in english with spanish subtitles. When you are here for the reasons we are here, you need to enjoy the little things that we don't even give a second thought to back home.
Elana has had tough day. One of the common after effects of the Coma is horrible diarrhea. Elana has been suffering with this along with nausea and dizziness ever since she woke up. However, for the first few days after the coma Elana did not realize what was going on so it was not really bothering her. However, the last three days, as she has gotten over the hallucinations and become more aware, it has become more difficult for her. All of this is usual and customary for Coma patients according to Dr. Cantu but it does not make it any easier to deal with.
Tomorrow could be a turning point in Elana's recovery. The plan for tomorrow calls for Elana to attempt to put on her own pajamas in the morning (that will definitely make her feel better). And then in the afternoon, when the doctor arrives, she is going to attempt to sit up and possible get out of bed for the first time in 12 days. If she is able to handle that, then going home may not be too far off.