(by Mike) Not much new to report today. Whitney is still in ICU and is not moving to the heart center until tomorrow....maybe...hopefully. Whitney's progress is slow and each day she improves. Her withdrawal from the sedatives seems to be going well. She is better today than she was yesterday. As a precaution they do not want to move Whitney today only to possibly have to move back at a later time.
Her lungs seem to be the reason she is not holding her oxygen saturation without the added oxygen through her nose. It may just take time. She is also not taking deep enough breaths. Again, it will probably just take time.
Anne visited her sister for the first time today. We watched Dora videos in the room and we even went on a ride on the 'train' (the Clarian monorail 'people mover' which connects Riley hospital to Methodist hospital). Anne LOVED the 'train' ride. She was a very good girl in the room, coloring, holding her sister's hand and just hanging out. Here are some pictures of Anne's visit.