Spent the afternoon with Laura today, and she was laughing at me for fretting over various paperwork that I am attempting to fill out for her. Social Security and Hennepin County, good times.
She is still recoving from nearly 6 days of the invasive nature/ramifications of being hooked up to a respirator, and the havoc it reaked on her throat. A Speech Therapist is working with her to help regain strength just so that she can swallow again; we are hoping that tomorrow she might be rewarded with a sip or two of her favorite apple/carrot juice. Everything is still via IV.
So extremely weak yes but healing slowly. Everyday brings a slight improvement. Her speaking voice is just above a whisper right now and we are probably looking at another 2-3 days before she will be transferred out of Intensive Care.
But Laura's sense of humor remains intact. There is a show of amusement towards the various doctors and staff that are constantly in and out to check on her.