Last night we finally got Scout to open her eyes. I think she was afraid to, but once she opened them, she found out it wasn’t so bad after all. We took her for a walk and tried to get her to look around. There are some nice spots at the children’s hospital here that are calming for the patients. They have a roof playground, and a koi pond and garden on the ground floor.
Today she woke up still pretty swollen, but we took another walk outside. It really helps to try to do “normal” stuff for the healing process to really go into overdrive. Also, we switched her pain meds from the hard stuff to just motrin. Once we did that, we really started to see Scout coming back.
Thank you all for your continued prayers. She has definitely made some excellent progress today. Many prayers of thanks for what we have seen.
We are now hoping that Scout has the will to at least start drinking again. She is still on IV fluids because she won’t really drink enough yet to keep her body hydrated. But look how far she’s come since only Friday. That’s pretty amazing. Medical Science and God are awesome. I’m a little too tired to write too much tonight so I’ll just leave you with these pics to show you what a difference a day can make.