Yesterday was a great day for Tricia. Her mom, Agnes, said it was the first day "Tricia was back" since surgery. She sat up in her bed with her legs crossed and her personality, hidden underneath the effects of medication for nearly a week popped back out.
The visit to see Gwyneth was a big boost as well, not only psychologically and emotionally, but I'm sure it will stimulate physical healing, too.
The nurses are working with her more to allow her to get needed sleep. If you've ever been in ICU, you know how it's the worst place to rest because of all the constant, but medically necessary "interruptions".
These last days she has been breathing on her own most of the day. But at night they have been connecting her to the vent for a few hours. Tonight they're going to try to go all night without the vent. If that is successful she will likely be moved out of ICU tomorrow.
I'm back filling in for Nathan at least until Tricia is out of ICU. Thanks for understanding and encouraging him to take a break. The time away (as you could see in the picture) has been good for him.