I was able to visit Abby today and it was sooooo good to be able to talk to her! She is doing so much better. While I was there, two doctors and a nurse all came in her room at different times with their jaw dropped to the floor! They couldn't believe how much progress she has made and how great she looked. Yesterday was her first really good day and her first day truly back and cleared of sedation medications. She was really weak and had a hard time even lifting her head. Abby was so touched by all of her cards, balloons, stuffed animals, blankets, pillows and gifts. She was so happy to know how much everyone cares for her and misses her! Thank you to all sent them!
Abby has made even more progress today. She is breathing just fine and has been able to slowly start eating again. If she makes enough progress they can take out the feeding tube tomorrow. She walked around the ICU with a walker and sat in a chair and beaded a necklace while I was there. She is ready to be moved out of the ICU and into a room but they are waiting on an available room. Hopefully tomorrow she will be out of the ICU for good!! Once she is in a regular room she will be able to have more visitors and she LOVES visitors! She is missing her family and friends so much.
I knew she would recover amazingly fast and be so strong. I am so grateful that we will have our Abby back home again soon. I was so humbled and touched by her positive attitude about everything and her courage today. I thought the last place I would ever visit Abby would be the hospital. It is just not right to see a girl so full of life and energy in a hospital bed. Luckily she is so strong and I know she will work so hard to get better and get out of there. I love you so much Abby and can't wait for you to come home!