The reports from Omaha continue to be very encouraging. Shelley has had an uneventful day (which is medicalspeak for "nothing went wrong.") She was taken off the ventilator fairly early this morning and was very glad to be rid of that thing. She converses a little, but mostly takes long naps. Her pain isn't real bad, but the morphine is quite helpful. All the doctors and nurses are amazed at how well she's doing. She is even allowed to take some clear liquids by mouth. Her face is swelling more and more as the evening progresses, which is just what they said would happen. They've enjoyed a few visitors today. Shelley is still in ICU--no real word about when she'll be moved out, but it likely will be soon. Jim was going to bed down for the night in her room there, hoping for more sleep than he had last night!
Good night everyone!