I think the increased responsiveness is a combination of her continued progress and the fact that they are reducing the frequency of her medications. It it fun to see her respond, even if it is because she is irritated by tubes and things.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Pheobe thought it would be good for me to post a quick note to record what has been going on today. Shannon has been a lot more responsive, moving around a lot more, stretching her arms and legs and trying to get more comfortable. It is cute to walk into the room and see her lying there with her legs crossed. I can't imagine how uncomfortable if must be to lie in the same basic position for days and days. What is really cool is that she has been communicating more with nodding or shaking her head in response to questions. Jaime, her nurse, would ask her if she was hurting and she would shake her head "No." Then she would ask Shannon if she wanted to lie on her back and she would nod "Yes." There have been lots of things that she has provided those kinds of responses to today. She doesn't like some of the tubes and things that are bugging her and she keeps trying to sneak her way towards them and scratch or pull on them.
Posted by Pheobe at 2:32 PM