Deb is out of ICU and into recovery and rehab. She is progressing very well.
The doctors say that she is in the top 5% for recovery of this type of stroke. She is already up and walking around (limited). Appetite is good (as good as it can be with hospital food). Jeff says she is doing better every day.
Thankyou all for your response.
(I am covering for Slammer while he is in Fla. for the Keys Run)
My SSR: 2004 Ultra Violet #08595 BOD 04/19/04 Replaced by 06 Pacific Blue 6 speed #22889 BOD 12/13/05
My Dear Fanatic Brothers and Sisters,
You can not begin to know how important and precious your responses to Deb's circumstances has been to us. Your thoughts and prayers, and the good Lord's intervention have resulted in a miracle right before our eyes.
On October 31, Deb suffered a cerebral hemmorage (stroke). The initial prognosis was 6-18 months recovery with the first 3 months in the hospital. The potential for permanent brain damage was almost certain. The entire right side of her body was paralized and speech was nonsensical.
Today, November 20, she was discharged from the hospital. She is walking on her own. she is using her right arm. Her speech, though not perfect yet, is amazingly clear. Her cognitive skills have almost fully returned. Her neurologist believes in 3-6 months she will regain 100% of her functions. Her doctors and hospital staff are amazed. they called her their "rock star". She has recovered in 3 weeks what normally takes 3 months.
Your thoughts, prayers, cards, and flowers have overwhelmed us with your love and care, and "thank you" does not begin to express our gratitude for your immense outpouring. We give thanks and praise to our Creator who heard those prayers and heeded them.
She will be at her sister's home for the next 2-3 weeks with in home therapy. Her address for this timeframe is:
c/o Johnny and Diana Johnson
1337 Kingsfield St
Castle Rock, CO 80104
After this period she will go to our middle daughter's home for an undetermined period of recovery. Her address there will be:
c/o Sarah and Tim Viera
6411 176th Place NW
Stanwood, WA 98292
Mail is being forwarded by the hospital, and it will be forwarded from Deb's sister's to our daughter's home.
I am truly humbled by your love and expressions. Who would have thought when I bought that first SSR in May of 2004 that this loving family of life-long friendships came with it. I am eternally blessed by you.
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