The bad news first; Reni still cannot read. Her balance is sporadic at best. If you do a test where you have her look at a finger left, right, up, and down, she will go blind for about 30 minutes (she can see light but no images). She can stand and walk, but doesn't really have enough balance to do so without hanging on to something. Nor the endurance. She is still struggling with higher level (like algebra) type knowledge. As well as forgetting higher level vocabularly type knowledge.
The good news; she is getting progressively better. She is still no longer paralyzied. Her doctor considers her a "challenge" and worked through last weekend, calling collegues from Stanford, UC Davis, and even a call to Italy (Reni liked that!), for advice. Now this will really tell you how serious he is.... his office takes Thursdays off, and he set an appointment for Reni on Thursday. His office help was surprised!
Anyhow, Reni is in good spirits mostly. I can't imagine how hard it must be for her - always the prodigy - to feel so weak, and so "at risk", and to have almost the littlest things incapcitate her. Whenever she goes temporaily blind she cops a serious attitude. Almost likes she want to "fight". Though sometimes misguided that "attitude" is, it is the fight she gets from my mom. And my mom is a breast cancer survivor (more than ten years) whose cancer had spread throughout ALL her lymph nodes (she is to mean to die like that).