Two Weeks – Day 14

It’s hard to believe that tomorrow marks exactly two weeks since Carly’s accident. So much has changed, and so much has happened at such a lightning quick speed.

Carly had her IV removed today! The only medication she was still receiving via IV was heparin, a blood thinner. The doctors are still keeping a close eye on her levels, but the combination of coumadin, an oral blood thinner, and aspirin has allowed her to slowly wean off the IV heparin! Combine this with the fact that her feeding tube is only running from 4:00 PM to 8:00 AM and she can now be totally detached from machines and pumps during the day! Thanks to this freedom, she was ready to walk whenever you said go today. She still needs assistance when walking, but her balance is slowly improving, as are the rest of her motor skills.

Carly still has not been able to swallow or eat solid food. Please continue to keep this in prayer. She also still has not spoken, but the doctors have assured us that this is typical of a brain injury, and as of right now they see no reason why she won’t be able to speak in the future.

She was able to sleep better last night, thanks to a new medication. They are using it again tonight, so hopefully, she will continue to have restful sleep!

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