Hey everyone, it's Lucy this time (Em's other sister),
I was at the hospital last night and she's doing so much better, and wanted to update everyone on a few things. Yesterday was a really good day, with more champion exercise biking, eating lots more solids (although her body isnt crazy about them right now), and she just looks so much more herself, with rosier cheeks and a chatty disposition.
A highlight of the day was Mr Richard Madeley (of Richard & Judy fame) dropping by for a spontaneous visit. He really brightened up Em's day (not to mention everyone else on the ward) and was his genuine and caring as always. Another high point was the lovely new and very pink pajamas bought by a certain star mother.
Em also wanted me to thank you all for your kind wishes, all the cards she's received as well as lovely emails and blog responses which I have been printing and passing on to her. So a huge thankyou to everyone.
Exciting news is that the surgeons are so impressed with her progress, they are aiming to take her off suction for the first time today, in order to see if the lung can support itself. This suggests they are pretty confident that it will, and if they are satisfied she will be put on a heimlich drain (a sort of minature chest drain with a small bag). These are giant leaps considering how dark everything looked only days ago. I'm convinced has something to do with all the positive thoughts and wishes being sent Em's way, and a lot to do with the fact that she's a feisty little warrior. I'll update you on the drain situation asap.
Thanks again to everyone, xxx
4 weeks ago