Marla is continuing to become more aware of her surroundings
and got a good night’s sleep last night for the first time
since coming to Craig. We have been told that it is not
uncommon for part of the confusion as a person wakes up to
be a mixing up of days and nights and the sleep cycle.
When Marla has been awake and agitated all night, she
sleeps through her therapy sessions in the day–so it’s
good to have gotten a good night under her belt so she
can hopefully be awake and actively participate in her therapy.
Just a quick update on Marla–this morning she underwent a
minor surgical procedure to insert a feeding tube directly
into her stomach. They call this a PEG. This allows her to
get rid of the naso-gastric (NG) feeding tube that she has
had for several weeks that goes up her nose and down her
throat. The NG tube is very uncomfortable, and Marla has
pulled it out multiple times. With the PEG, Marla will be
more comfortable and less agitated.
Just to let folks know, with the surgery, Marla has had
a busy and tiring day, so she will probably be sleeping
this Friday evening (1/10/2003). Visitors are more than
welcome any time this weekend–she has a fairly open
schedule over the weekend.
Thank you again for all the kind e-mails of support.