Taylor has been the most aware today than any other day since the incident. She spent a good part of the morning crying and being sad (as did I). When asked by the doctors who examined her today, she answered correctly with sticking out her tongue (yes) and closing her eyes (no) to the questions, “Are you an MIT student?” “Are you a Harvard student?” As you can imagine, this made her especially sad and really showed that she was aware.
Taylor also had visits by the occupational therapist, who worked on her stiff arms, and the physical therapists (PTs) , who put her legs off of the bed and supported her as she sat up. Taylor was initially not holding her head up as she sat, but one of the PTs asked her to raise her head up, and she did! The PT then told Taylor that she was putting her head back down and that she wanted Taylor to raise it up again. Again, Taylor had no problem raising her head. They did this together one more time, and at the end, Taylor was holding her head up for the rest of the sitting session before they lay her back down in bed.
As for the transfer to CO, unfortunately, we have been delayed again until Wednesday because of insurance paperwork. We are crossing our fingers that we only have to be here one more day!