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!

9 thoughts on “Awareness

  1. Taylor,

    Like Mimi, Vilma and the others, I am impressed with your tenacity and progress. You continue to amaze me.

    I’m glad you’ve had family and friends visiting you. Whenever I try to imagine what it might be like for you right now, I can only guess what you are going through. But in my imagining, as in real life I am comforted by the knowledge that you’re not going through this alone.

    i hope that the short delay in moving to Denver has given your Boston friends a chance to come by for another visit or two.

    Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Wow!!! Its amazing to hear these wonderful progress by Taylor! We pray that you guys move soon to CO. Taylor is perfect! Take care!!!

  3. I’m so glad to hear the good news that there is a progress. You are a hero and you are in our thoughts.

    You go girl!!!!
    Awesome progress, so proud!
    I hope your move goes well, for everyone,
    thinking of you often,
    Marla Weiss

  5. Taylor, I am thinking of all your visitors coming to see you after Spring Break, and hearing that you are more and more able to tell us what is going on for you. It is probably be hard to wait on the paperwork when you are ready for the next part of this journey. Sending love from Santa Monica.

  6. Taylor! You are amazing! I am so heartened to hear your progress this morning – what a light you are to me today! Sending you support as you prepare to soon travel west.

  7. Taylor, I can imagine how emotionally and physically difficult what you’re going through is and I am so impressed by your tenacity. Hundreds of friends of yours and of the Shaw Family are praying for you and cheering you on.

  8. Taylor, it is impressive to hear how hard you are working to recover. Keep it up! We are all rooting for you.

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