Taylor had a great day today. After her neurology exam, she stayed off the breathing machine for 2 1/2 hours. Towards the end of that time, she briefly opened her eyes. She blinked once and opened her eyes for a few moments more. This happened during her second ‘waking event’ where she seemed to suddenly become aware of her surroundings. At the end of the night she was being taken away for her MRI exam.
Taylor came off the breathing machine for about an hour when she had her first ‘waking event’ where she seemed to become aware of her surroundings. She coughed a bit then shed a tear, which is a good sign. Then, when her heart rate went up, she brought it back down slowly after her dad was asked her to calm down. She then stayed off the breathing machine for another hour.