Jenny is in a bit of pain with the ‘whole jerking out of the tube’ proceedure yesterday. Since they did not sedate her because they did not know she was conscious when it went in, I guess not being sedated to have it come out was keeping in form. At least they gave her a choice this time. She had a temperature for a short while today, but she appears to be getting better. If anything, getting rid of her feeding tube was to get rid of a reminder that she was not well. She knows she is doing better and I think it will show in her recovery. Jenny has been trying so hard to speak lately. Unitl now, any attempt to speak brought total silence until she was brought to tears by frustration. Tonight, she mouthed “I love you” and there was air and sound behind it. Making sounds is not new, but making voluntary sounds is. It was a beautiful and needed thing to have happen- for us both. Jenny does not use her eyes to speek anymore- except to tell me she loves me. I don’t miss blink spelling, but I still like to see her code for “I love you”.