Today has been great so far, we are feeling much better than expected. Dawn is awake and talking, the nurses came in and took off all her attachments. Leg pumps, ekg leads, oxygen mask, and cathater. The only thing left hooked to her is the IV which is needed for the "good stuff". So that puts her one step closer to going home, so says nurse Alice. The reason being is she can be more mobil and start getting up to go to the bathroom. The doctors want her to "excersise" her Balance nerve in a since by moving around as much as she feels comfortable with, without over doing it of course. They said her brain needes that stimulation of moving to get used to having only one signal coming from her right side. ( They severed the left balance nerve, did I mention that yesterday...dont worry that was planned.) Other than that the only other thing going on is trying to figure out what pain meds work best for her to go home with. More to come.