has been getting better. She still can't talk (all the screaming wore her throat out) and has episodes of convulsions and crying, but she seems to be trying to figure a way out of the Labyrinth fairly calmly for someone in her situation and she seems to be able to distinguish walking into me or Kristen from walking into a wall or piece of furniture and distinguish colliding with me from colliding with Kristen. She's been feeling her way around the room trying to figure out where the furniture is and where the walls are, presumably so she can stop bumping into or tripping over them. She also seems to be aware enough of her surroundings to be able to eat if someone gives her food and use the bathroom.
The labyrinth, although the rest of us cannot see or feel it, appears to be physical. She trips and walks around things that aren't there and at one point punched something and her knuckles began to bleed. That was also the first time she managed to successfully communicate with us- she walked around until she found Kristen, grabbed her, and held up her hand so she could see the injury.
JediZero has suggested putting on some music for her, as she appears to be able to hear sound to a limited degree. So, I'll write down what she does as it happens.
Okay, so, um, I've plugged her iPod into the speakers, and I've put her Happy Playlist on at around normal talking volume and...she's coming over here and she's trying to find the source of the noise...she just tripped over something in the Labyrinth, judging by the fact there's nothing there and she just stumbled. Okay, she's found the speakers and she's feeling around for something. Maybe she wants the change the track? No, she's turning the volume up. Really loud, actually, not uncomfortably loud but certainly audible...
She seems happy now. She's just sitting there, looking around at things we can't see. She's petting Cassy, who's sitting in her lap. Curiously enough, she seems to be able to see Cassy- if she comes into the room she'll follow her with her eyes and occasionally go to pet her or pick her up. Weird.
I think I'll go sit with her for a while, in case she tries to communicate again. I've given her a throat lozenge, which should help with her recovering her voice. She'll pull through. Somehow.