This is Valerie again with a brief "update"--we've been getting calls complaining about not updating again today, so in response I would like to report that things are about the same as this morning. Elaina is still on the oscillator, but her stats are looking good for where she's at. The doctors told us that they still just want to watch her and let her rest, so we may be playing this same tune for awhile--watch and wait. It's hard to see her like this, but at least she is making little improvements.
Tonight we're excited to have Auntie Liz come visit, and it's been very nice to have Elaina's Grandma and Grandpa Hilton here this afternoon--a lot more rested than they were yesterday!
The nurses just changed Elaina's bedding--even under the paralytics and sedation, she still gets mad when she's moved or suctioned! But now she has a nice pink blanket to lay on, and it makes her whole room glow a little. She's hanging in there!