I'm so happy to report that Alice is doing better as each day passes.
Spoke to her mom, who reports that Alice will hopefully be moved to a general ward tomorrow - she is currently in isolation in the ICU. Once in a general ward she will have her own private room with a TV, and she will be able to sleep much better, and have some full time company via the TV set! She is also returning to her old self, not wanting her parents and sister to leave at the end of visiting hours, and I'm pretty sure she misses all her friends. As the weather has improved in JHB (it was raining last week) she also got to sit outside for a while today. And, she managed without oxygen for a while, with her O2 sats being 86%. The doctor's hope to take her off the O2 from tomorrow.
Her mom also said that the doctor's believe that the first 100 days are critical, as the lungs and her body are busy adjusting to one another. But things are looking very good thus far.
Alice is also in for some fun visits in the near future ... most of her PE friends will be flying up at to JHB over weekends, and I believe her aunt from England will be visiting soon too.
I can't wait for her to be back in Port Elizabeth. We are having a wonderful summers day here and I'm sure she would've loved to go to the beach for a swim and tan session. Thinking back to how she was before her CF became so much worse, I think all her friends will have a lot of trouble to keep up with her once she is back home. So we better prepare ourselves...