Her head shape is really starting to come back to normal. (Aunt Julie - notice the Abby Cadabby doll!!) The fluids are still coming off. Her torso is starting to get more tapered as well. Our favorite PICU nurse, Bonnie, really does a nice job of lowering her blood pressure medicine through out the day too. They really want her off the blood pressure medicine. She is on a "Vec holiday" today. The "Vec" is the paralysing medicine. So, that means tomorrow, she will be opening her eyes and squeezing our hands.
Jason, the physician's assistant, said they want to at least be able to close her skin on Thursday or Friday. They might not be able to wire the sternum shut, but closing the wound with her own skin would be great. That would reduce the chance for infection by a ton. He said that she might have some long term issues with her lungs, but at this point, it would be impossible to tell.