Since Rach was feeling like getting up and going for a walk today, they gave her permission to "break out" of her room, put on her mask, and stroll the halls of ICS...with her IV pole in tow! She also rode the stationary bike here on the unit for 15 minutes. The doctors seem encouraged that she was able to do this without aggravating her stomach pain.
She is still constantly hungry and longing for the day when she can eat...and drink again! The list of things she's craving grows longer each day. Each new day here brings challenges. I'm sure she's longing to be at the Steele cabin this weekend at our family reunion instead of here. She has also yearned to be on the court with her volleyball team who are competing at nationals right now in Nevada. But she is a tenacious fighter..and though it is hard right now, we know Rachel will continue to battle and hang in there!
Thanks for all you prayers, love, and support!