Thank you everyone for your sweet supportive words. My Nan is still in hospital but now understands why she is there, who we are and what has happened. She seems to have no memory loss but is having problems articulating herself. It's quite upsetting and frustrating for all of us - she tries to tell me important things and I'm guessing.. it's like the worst game show ever.
I am encouraged though. There was a huge difference in her response and recognition from yesterday morning to yesterday afternoon - it's like there are light-switches going on in her brain here and there. We are able to joke at things and sometimes she cries at things. The fact she can't tell people what she wants or needs without some extreme strain and almost tears is so hard to bear. I'm holding hope though that this will lessen.
Day five is supposed to be the day where we know how swift her recovery is likely to be and how complete it might be also. I am holding out hope, we are 2 days in and today she wrote her name on command. She couldn't do that yesterday and the day before she didn't know her name. One foot in front of the other.
She is exhausted though. Today she had the speech pathologist ask her loads of questions, then the first nurse on duty, then the CHC nurse, she had a CT scan, the doctor asked her a ton of questions, then the Occupational therapist had an hour long session which was equally challenging and encouraging, then the registrar came in and asked all his questions... she said 'no more questions!'and I was totally supporting that - I was tired of the questions too!
Then the census people turned up. I took care of that - I knew all the answers anyways.
Hopefully the day tomorrow will bring more answers than questions, I see her specialist then, my Mum arrives too. More hope every day that passes.
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