Day 16 Today has been a good day for us. They removed the EVD (external ventricular drain) and took her off sedation completely this morning. When I visited her, she seemed to be doing okay. She still hasn't woken up yet - that will take a while. However, they said that she has shown some signs of waking up. At about 6 pm this evening, I actually saw her jerk her arms and shoulders in an attempt to cough when the nurse did a tracheal aspirate. She even shed a tear. She continued to move a little after that, but she soon fell asleep again. It is possible that she may wake tomorrow morning.. but it could also take a while longer. Her lung infection is still there, but it is under control. It is possible that it may clear up by tomorrow. So, overall, it's been a very good day.