I can’t tell you all how much I appreciate your support and encouragement last week. To update, my cousin is doing somewhat better. They have moved her from the critical care unit to the intensive care unit. She opened her eyes Saturday, and they removed the vent Sunday. She is still struggling to breath. They are still having to clear her lungs repeatedly. We still don’t know what caused the stroke or the heart attack or what lasting damage there is. She has pneumonia. She can slightly shake her head no, and raises her eyebrows for yes because (I think) the feeding tube, central line and all the other paraphernalia attached to her and going into her must make it painful to nod. We think she understands us somewhat and she tries to mouth short words. When we say “I love you” she repeats “love.”

Still hoping for the best.