Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Day #25 - Tuesday 12/22/09

Jennie has remained stable since moving to her new room at the hospital.
She went all day yesterday breathing on her own without the ventilator. As she continues to breath by herself, they will officially remove the ventilator from being used. Since Jennie has the tracheostomy, the machine will still be in her room as a precaution if she needs the ventilator reconnected.

The next step will be to start the process to close the tracheostomy opening. This is done as a slow process through a series of steps.

Jennie has continued to show some purposeful movements. She seems to really enjoy the sunlight when sitting in her chair by the window. Several people have made CDs for her to help with stimulating her. She shows some response when her family talks to her, and she's had quite a few close friends from school to visit.

Jennie is not quite ready yet for physical therapy. She must show some more response, specifically on command. This is an area we can pray for progress in.

The pancake breakfast was a big success - we raised over $4000! Thanks to everyone for your continued support.


  1. So glad the breakfast was a huge success! I'm glad to hear Jennie is making progress. She is still in my daily prayers!

    In Christ,

  2. My mom had a similar accident on 1/2/08. I live here in Wilmington, but my mom is in GA. I went back and forth a lot. I know you don't know me, but I'm praying for you all. If you need someone who has walked this path, feel free to email me.

  3. Oh, if you'd like to read about our journey and how mom progressed, go to www.caringbridge.org/visit/susannehunt. I remember feeling so lost and just wanting to know how this journey might progress. Certainly every person with a brain injury is unique, but her story is there if you'd like to read it.