I left Leslie around 5 AM when my parents came in. When I left, I said to her "let's show mom and dad your new trick" and then I called her name and she opened her eyes to look at me. She looked around a little bit, then closed them again.
At 8 AM I saw I had a missed call from my dad. When I called him back, he answered, crying, saying that Leslie had been awake for a good 15 minutes now. They told her what happened and she made a face like she was crying. They told her it was okay. The nurse saw, and teased her and said it was a good thing she was awake because she was just about to give her a pedicure (Leslie HATES her feet touched) and she smiled.
She is making baby steps, but they are steps in the right direction.