Life in the hotel is continuing to improve, bit by bit. Nancy is much more awake today, and was watching TV when I got here. I think the word for the day is "more". More awake, more dialysis, more urine production, more progress. But still no talking and very minimal arm movement. It's pretty clear that she will need a smaller trache tube in order to talk with it in place, and that will probably wait for a few more days. No decision yet on her move out of the ICU, but it will almost certainly happen this week.
I think her spirits are better, she's smiling more. They are removing more of the staples in her surgical wounds tomorrow. And her sister and another friend will be here in the morning.