Yesterday, Hana opened her eyes and was awake (I think I mentioned this before) for a little bit.
Paul and I actually walked to downtown Palo Alto to get some food and some much needed clarity. When we got back we sat with Hana for a while before attempting to get some rest. This is our sleep room, which is right on the unit.
Hana was stable through the night. I thought I heard something about an episode of Tachycardia in the night, but I didn’t ask. Not yet. It feels somewhat cowardly to avoid hearing bad news, but I figured it’s not what is going on in the present moment so I could give myself a break. Today they are giving less oxygen through her breathing tube and are going to back off the medications helping her heart pump. Hopefully she handles those well. Unfortunately she tested positive for a respiratory virus so we have to wear gowns, masks and gloves in her room, not to mention that it is one more thing her body has to work on.
This morning I sat with her for several hours. She woke from time to time.
I love that sweet face!