She knows she has had a brain aneurysm but she thinks it happened a few days ago. She knows she is in the hospital but thinks she has only been here a few days. (About the time she beat the infection). She does remember parts of the trip and every hour it seems that more of the short term memory and her cognitive skills are coming back. This is leading to a very high level of frustration with her situation.
The man who had the meltdown few days ago, seems fine now but he constantly talks with Colleen about the fact he wants to leave and he cannot. This reinforces Colleens eagerness to leave and to go home. When she was at the Alfred, she was living in the moment and when I left for the day, I think she forgot I had been there, so leaving was not a big issue.
Now when I had to go it was difficult as Colleen knows I was there and she knows I am going and will not be back for a time. (I think her sense of time is returning and time is probably going very slowly for her). She also believes that I am going to enjoy myself when I am away from her. The fact is that I still travel a little under three hours each way and when I get back I eat, then go to sleep and then am up again and back to see her. Not much fun is being had by either of us.
We will be seeing the chief Neurosurgion on the 2nd of December and I am hopeful with the progress happening so fast that Colleen will be cleared to fly and we might get home for Christmas.