Half an hour ago, while I’m with my grandmother (who suffered a massive stroke two days ago) in the Emergency Room, I saw her eyes open. After a few moments, she began to move her hands slightly. I called the doctors to inform them that my grandmother have regained consciousness.
The doctors immediately performed a series of tests. They then told me that her condition has improved. Now, she could breathe without the assistance of a ventilator, but just to be on the safe side, it won’t be removed until a few days later. Her condition is now classified as “serious” instead of “critical”. It’s still far from stable, but its a progress nonetheless.
While she can’t speak, she could nod her head and smile. I was warned yesterday that she may not be able to regain consciousness for at least a few weeks, or at all. Thus, this is a welcome development.
The road to recovery will be arduous, but my grandmother is a tough woman so I believe that she will be able to overcome the coming challenges.
I would like to thank all of you who offered prayers and encouragement when I talked about this yesterday. It means a lot to me. Even though I am not interacting with you personally right now, I can feel your support from here.
Now, I think that I should head home as I haven’t gotten any sleep since last year (well, since New Year’s eve). My regular blogging schedule will resume tomorrow.