Hi Everyone,

Corey had a quiet day. The staff at Bryn Mawr took it easy on her today. She did get up and in her wheelchair for 2 hours and tolerated it well. Her vitals are good and the shunt is working, the swelling continues to decrease, which is excellent.

We went home today to pick up some clothes and some books to start reading to her. We chose some of her old favorites Matilda, Ramona the Brave and Ramona the Pest. Beverly Cleary’s humor is sure to wake her up laughing!

Corey is spontaneously opening her eyes. She is also showing some signs of being alert when her eyes are open. She’s not responding to any commands yet, but we believe she can hear us and does have intermittent eye contact. We were thinking that it would be nice for her to hear from her friends and family via letters. If any of you would like to write a letter to Corey, please feel free to send them to us via this carepage or facebook (Marie Palamara Beattie). Describe your week, share something funny or let her know what is happening in your day so that she still feels apart of everything. We will be bringing in a laptop to her room so we can read your letters to her. We’re sure your letters will be much more interesting than any of the topics we’ve been chatting about!

Well, tomorrow is the big day! Day 1 of “rehab boot camp.” When I kissed her good night, I wished her a good day tomorrow and reminded her to play nice with the new kids!
Now WE can’t wait to get the update of her day. Don’t worry, we’ll be happy to share the news as we get it.

Love, The Beattie’s