Some have asked about the fever she's been running off and on. They've checked her for pneumonia and they say she doesn't have any signs of it right now "nothing is growing in the dish". Her fever was up to 102 again tonight and they can't give her any Tylenol because of her liver so they just keep her room cold and use ice packs to draw it down. The nurse said that this fever could just be part of the head injury - not necessarily an infection that they are unaware of.
The doctor said that our next big step is to try to get the ventilator out, and he's guessing that they will try to do that in a couple of days. Before they will even try she has to be awake enough and able to protect her own airway with neck control and with coughing. She hasn't coughed yet and that may be because of the pain and it may be a result of the brain injury. So let's all pray for a good cough!
She should have a good night without pain. I pray she does. Thanks for all the prayers, Mel