Michael is with Marlies just about day and night, except for getting some sleep at the nearby airb&b. Marlies walked today and is feeling more challenged than the previous days as the body heals and there's some pain.
She's being a trooper. Brenda is as far as we know also doing better with moments of pain herself that seem pretty difficult. They are on the same hallway about five rooms apart which makes it easy to visit both.
Marlies was read to by Michael slowly all the names of people who sent their well wishes and love. She nodded with each name and sometimes teared up. She thanks everyone and asks to keep sending your prayers.
She says she can feel everyone's prayers and she is in gratitude for them.
Marlies' return home is expected to be Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, and is being prepared.