Reiss has had her moments of anxiety and fear today, but has also showed a glimpse of a turning point in the right direction.
She fought us when we asked that she move to a chair to help her lungs and muscles strengthen. However, once she was there, she was fine and watched tv and munched on a banana.
Reiss had three lines taken out, her chest tube shortened and a bulb added, and is only on 1/2 liter of oxygen. Additionally, she started to eat more this evening and drink more also.
We tried to help her stand up for a couple seconds between the chair and moving her back to the bed,but she was scared and in pain. It was short-lived, but still was a small step. Walking was not in the cards for us today. Hopefully tomorrow we can get her up and moving.