I (Kit) have been away from Taylor for 6 days. The progress that Taylor has made in just 6 days is amazing. The biggest change for me is her wakefulness and her ability to speak words now that her trach has been capped. The whole time I was with her today (afternoon and evening), she was awake and aware. Her voice is still very soft and her words airy and slurred, but she’s getting there! She asked about her brother and when he was arriving (he’ll be visiting next week over his Spring break), and she wanted me to read from this website. She smiled every time I read a comment from someone she knew. She also got to order soft foods from the hospital menu for the very first time because she has advanced enough to start on solid foods. Tomorrow, she has about 3 hours of therapy. She finally fell asleep at around 9pm.