Kaori focused hard on her hand. Sweat beading down her face, she put every ounce of effort into moving her little finger. The other fingers were a little easier, but moving her pinky took considerable energy.
And then it twitched.
Dr. Aman wrote something down on her clipboard and then looked up at Kaori. “That’s a good sign. You’re progressing quickly.” She moved over to the IVs and checked their levels before continuing. “It usually takes a bit longer for patients waking from cold sleep to get, well, any motor control back.”
Kaori continued focusing on her fingers, trying to move her hands into different shapes but instead only twitching the tips.
Dr. Aman continued, “If you keep progressing this quickly we should be able to start working on moving your arms by the end of the day.”
“When do you think I can leave?” Kaori asked.
“You’ve still got a few days here, maybe more.” Dr. Aman turned her hand palm up so she could look at her watch. “But, good news, you have a guest on the way.”(more…)