Children's Hospital in Boston has a very nice garden area within its grounds. We took Hollis for a walk in the afternoon and she wanted to go out of her carriage to sit in the grass. She seemed to enjoy being outside.
She makes good progress physically. Hollis walked a little bit more this afternoon, drank a little and ate 3 potato chips. Our goal tomorrow is to try to get her to eat and drink more. If she does, we might be getting out of the hospital soon. She's been running a low grade fever but that has been managed with Tylenol. The nausea was better today, although Hollis was given more medicine to control it. We will give her less nausea medicine tomorrow and see how that goes.
We haven't really seen her personality come through yet. She hasn't said any of her words and no smiles or singing yet. From what we understand though, it can take some time before that comes back. I can't wait to get a kiss again from my daughter.
One last thing and I hesitate to post it because it feels like a jinx but I thought it would be good for everyone to know that so far we have not seen any seizures. It's still early and the doctors tell us seizures can persist after the surgery 6-8 weeks, but we have not seen any. Let's hope that continues!