Hi, Lucy again.
Em has been doing really well this week, now she can communicate (by mouthing words) and knows exactly where she stands with her recovery. The team agree it's still a lengthy process, but they're delighted with the way Emily has continued making steady progress everyday. I must correct at this point the bizarre rumour that Emily has walked for ten minutes... i'm not sure whose rumour mill that originated from, but it wasn't ours! She has done some fantastic short walks across the room, usually a couple of goes at a time (with the help of a trolley and a physio) but as she's still hooked up to every contraption available, she's fairly restricted, and still very much getting used to the situation.
After the complexities of her initial recovery period, she is quite weak and has to begin using her muscles again slowly. Em is very smiley and eager to hear about things going on outside the hospital, and has shown a new-found love for cookery shows to entertain her... we all expect a gourmet meal the minute she's feeling better! Her physios and doctors have had nothing but glowing reports for the last few days, and are hopeful about engaging in the various steps to get her onto the regular ward from ITU, this week if things go as well as they can. Please dont expect to hear of any aerobics or kickboxing quite yet, but the main thing is lovely Em is firmly back on the road to recovery, and determined to do everything she can to help it along. Thanks again for all the positive wishes, we're a very lucky family to have so much support from all around. More updates will be added as soon as any major changes come along.