This has been an interesting 24 hours. There are so many things for which to be grateful, modern medicine among them. There is so much that has gone into keeping her alive and giving her a chance. Her injury is very severe, had she not had the first surgery, she would have already "succumbed". Yesterday, the ventilator was turned off to CPAP settings and she was able to breath on her own for about 10 hours. It was turned back on for the night as she was getting tired. Her gag reflex is working, we are hoping she will be able to protect her airway and will not need a tracheostomy. As her awareness is increasing, she gets super agitated and we have to adjust medicine to keep her relaxed. She still runs fevers, still mostly in a comatose state. If she continues to do well today and tomorrow, they will be able to remove her air tube in her side and the drain in her head over the weekend One eye is opening ever so slightly, but her responses are not there yet still. Her brain scan today looks pretty good under the circumstances, still swollen, but not deteriorating. We still don't know if bruised tissue will die or heal. We still don't know if she will be able to speak or comprehend language. We still don't know if her right side will be able to move.
But there are things we do know. I know that a police officer was coming over the hill as the accident happened. If he had not been able to immediately dispatch an ambulance, we would not even have this opportunity. I know it is a miracle that Hunter was spared. I know that people have been inspired to help us in unexpected ways that have made this challenge a bit easier to bear. I know that our seating assignments even on the plane coming up here we're inspired and not a coincidence and have lead to blessings we never expected. I know there is still so much good in the world and I have continually been humbled as so many have reached out to our family. I know that we have a loving Heavenly Father and he is the giver and grantor of all blessings. I know that there are lessons to learn in this. Of course, I want my daughter to be healed. I pray that it is possible if it is His will. I know this will be a long road, and I know I will not walk it alone.