A little improvement today. Elana was able to get out of bed and sit in a chair a half a dozen times for a few minutes at a time. Still suffering from the diarrhea, nausea and dizziness but not as bad as yesterday.
Really not much else to say other than that. Days are going by pretty slowly right now as Elana is frustrated at the slow pace of her recovery. Even though the doctor explained what to expect after she woke up, I think she was so focused on the coma portion of the process that she did not spend much time thinking about how she would be feeling after the coma. I can't say I would have done much different. Your about to go into a coma for 6 days; the last thing on your mind is going to be how your going to feel after you wake up. The only thing you could possibly be thinking is, "Will I wake up?"
My mom has picked up a cold so she can't come to the hospital anymore. Therefore she is going to go home on Monday, because there is no point in her being here anymore. Unfortunately, she could not get a flight out of here any earlier than Monday because of all the weather problems in Dallas the last few days. My mom has been a warrior for the past two weeks. Everyday, she would come to the hospital at 7:00 in the morning to relieve me so I could go back to the hotel to sleep. She would stay in the ICU or the hospital room for over 12 hours a day helping to make sure Elana was cared for. It is understandable that a mother or father would do whatever was needed to care for their child. I might be wrong, but my guess is that there are not to many mother-in-laws who would volunteer to go to Mexico for two and and a half weeks to help care for their daughter-in-law. It goes back to one of my earlier posts about how my parents feel about Elana and how they care for her as if she was their own daughter.
It's late here and Elana is sleeping. She has not been sleeping much since she woke up from the coma. Hopefully she can get a few hours of sleep tonight and make some additional progress tomorrow.