This morning I walked in and new nurse, Olga, was being briefed on mom. I headed over to mom and said "Hey momma" and OMG she's awake. She wanted to lift her arms but they are strapped down. Cardio doc says chest xrays look much better and that they are trying to get her off meds and that's why they are removing the sedation. She could hear me, she squeezed my hand and even tried to mouth some words. I told her not to try and speak and to just squeeze my hand.
What a wonderful day!