So many steps in the right direction and lots of positive news. Brenda is no longer connected to anything, she is walking freely, there is evidence that the surgeons reconnected everything and even talk of going home. However, Brenda has not had a proper night’s sleep to date which would be draining without the trauma of the radical surgery. Despite the smiley face and all the good news she had a difficult morning. Lots of nice attention from Constantina, today’s nurse and a shower perked her up a little. A whirlwind visit from Gabrielle (which failed to add to her collection of cardboard politician proved a distraction. I left Madelaine, who has pulled hundreds of miles on the clock of her car for us, with her. Hopefully she will catch some Zzzzs and feel more upbeat tomorrow. A bit of a lump in the throat day for me too.