The past few days for Ellie have followed a similar routine: try to eat (more than she really wants to), walk some laps around the hall (also more than she wants to), and sleep as much as she possibly can (we have no trouble getting this to happen!). Throw in some computer games, TV, and some fun crafts in the playroom and that about sums up her days... While we are often treated to glimpses of Ellie's happy and sparkly personality, she is also frequently overwhelmed and continues to deal with the heavy emotions that naturally follow such brushes with death.
I thought you'd like to see a picture of her pretty face - without tubes and tape.
This video is of one of Ellie's first walks with the physical therapist some days back. Her voice was still very soft, so it's not easy to hear on this clip. She has been regaining her voice a little bit more each day, but it is still not up to full strength.