Sorry for the long time between updates, but life goes on and sometimes gets a little hectic.
Anyway, the update - as expected, Kicks has had some ups and downs, but no major scares, at least nothing that the doctors were overly concerned with. The doctors alerted us that she would have good and bad days as her body works to repair itself, so, while sometimes scary or disheartening to see her in pain, it sounds like its part of the process.
On Monday, she was moved out of critical care to an intermediate care unit. This basically means she still requires a lot of watching, tests, vitals checked, etc, but that the doctors feel she isn't in serious danger. She is also a little more lucid and the pain, while a lot, is a little more tolerable. When she is lucid, we are more letting her decide the direction of conversation, which can last anywhere from 10-30 minutes, depending on how much she wants to tolerate.
She is aware she is in a hospital, and recognizes family (both in person and pictures). She doesn't seem to want to talk about the accident yet. The only thing she asked about it was to find out if anyone else was hurt (which, if there is such a thing as a small favor, there wasn't). At this point, we don't know if she is blocking it out, or truly doesn't remember. We aren't going to push her on it. She will talk when she's ready.
Fu comes up once in a while, more her checking to make sure I'm letting you all know you haven't been forgotten. However, I'm not sure she's fully aware when I read some of the comments. She did smile, but I think she might have zoned out or been taken to la-la land by the meds.
I'll try to be a litte more prompt with the next update. Apologies again for the delay on this one. Thank you all - Lynda