Well, while I was at work today Erin had her first workout. Melissa was supervisor/coach along with the nurses and doctors. Erin started her workout by giving a thumbs-up. For real. She resisted with her legs when asked by the nurses. Everyone was ecstatic, there were tears of joy, staff included!
Erin is getting her tracheal intubation Friday morning as well as her feeding tube directly into her stomach. This is a tough step but is a step towards her long term recovery. The doctor was very optimistic and thinks that she may be able to get off the ventilator and breath on her own days after the trach with only oxygen as a supplement.
On a side note one of her doctors comes in and states how popular Erin is. He said he doesn't really go anywhere except the hospital or home but he can't go anywhere without being asked about Erin Grenon! He stated that due to HIPAA laws he can't say anything and doesn't. I assured him that HIPAA laws be damned if he told someone it was the whole truth and nothing but the truth so go ahead.
I'm expecting we'll have some minor setbacks but today was a victory for Erin's recovery!