Monday, August 24, 2009

An Update

I just got this update from my friend on her boss's wife Kat. I thought some of you may be interested to know how she is doing.

Kat is doing really well. They took her off life support last Thursday, which has brought her family a new sense of hope and a belief that she will really make it through this. She was fairly loopy from being medicated and on life support for a week and a half - but this is already starting to wear off, her memory is coming back as each day progresses, and she continues to take needed baby steps forward. She is welcoming sitting in a chair for extended periods of time, eating small portions of real food, and getting sleep. In fact, Matt just got back from the hospital and let me know that they have moved her out of ICU and into a regular hospital room. This is great news as they couldn't start rehab until she got out of ICU. She took 11 steps on her own today - and is even using a little humor as they start rehab! Rehab is going to be a long road, but she'll keep fighting. There's no reason for her to stop.