I will try to post a short update, as I am experiencing technical difficulties - please stand by.
Sarah is doing quite well. Busy day yesterday. After a good night sleep, she was up in the chair for a big chunk of time. 10:30ish to 4pm. She was then moved to a new room in the Respitory ICU. The new locale will enable her to be more active and better able to regain some strength. She also has much more space here. There is a loveseat and a recliner, and still room for the nurses to move around us to give care- the last room was half the size of this one. If it was a hotel, they'd advertise this as a kitchenette!
She slept well again last night in her new digs, and is now asking questions like, what are the limitations of this trach? and And what are my goals? And when can I wear pants? These are nice to hear. She is taking charge and that is a good sign. Whoo hoo!