We had a family meeting on Monday with moms recovery staff, and they were pretty impressed with her progress up to this point. Then yesterday happened: she walked the entire length of the hallway with nothing but a walking board to help hold her up. The staff actually had to stop her! I'm told the entire ward was cheering her on.
We heard a great analogy for moms journey. She is in a sea of chaos with little 'islands of clarity'. It explains why some moments she is almost completely herself, then will drift off into nowhere it seems. Yesterday was by far her 'clearest' day yet. She also knew what to do when presented with a bucket of soapy water and a washcloth (wiped her face smile emoticon, and she was also able to use some complex logic in matching colors and numbers together via a deck of cards.
It is still so incredible to see the near and far reaching support that continues to pour in. Your prayers and love have been heard and felt."