Her morphine pump was not accessible for at least the first hour she spent in the new room, and as a result she reports it was the most uncomfortable period she has had since the surgery. Her head is still hurting a lot. The ICU nurses had been fulsome in their advice to stay on top of the pain because it can set up a feedback loop where the pain increases anxiety and blood pressure which causes more pain. Let's hope she gets that tamped back down again soon.
Her spirits and appetite are good and she is talking easily despite being a bit tired. Not any real sign of progress with the right arm, though she was able to use it effectively in eating by wedging the elbow into a pillow ... she has motion and control in the elbow and wrist, but the shoulder is not working well yet.
I saw the CAT scans last night that were taken yesterday morning. They show both a good bit of swelling outside the skull and gas pockets inside. Overall, though, the surgeon is satisfied with the progress. He told Tina this morning that she conceivably could be released later today, but he would not recommend trying to go home before tomorrow. All this is predicated on continuing progress, of course.
Again many thanks to all who have kept vigil here and for the many kind comments. Tina is continuing to get pleasure and support from you all!