Archive for June 11th, 2008
Tri-State is on the do-not-patronize list for poor gun policies.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:15:52 PM:
Trudi was sleeping, again, this morning, and the nurse tells me that she was up most of the night. She slept until after lunch. She needed her rest, she has physical therapy in the afternoon.
Since she can talk, now, she demonstrates great willingness to have the effort to go through the physical therapy. She sits for two hours and gets back to bed for the night. Today, speech therapy came in for a second visit.
Speech therapy wasn’t planning on this early visit, but Trudi is progressing at such a fast rate, they had to get a different form to fill out. They were waiting for Trudi to be downsized on her trach tube to 6 mm from 8 mm, allowing her to swallow better, possible start eating and drinking within two weeks. Trudi is way ahead of their game, and causing them to keep up with her. Praise God for healing Trudi.
The speech therapist had questions to ask Trudi, and Trudi answered most of them. Some of them involving memory, caused her to think for deeply, and I could see her searching for answers. Some of them involved simple problem solving, and Trudi answered 4/5 of them. She did great, and I always congratulate her for doing such a fine job.
I am totally thrilled with the way Trudi is recovering from her stroke. Her heart surgery seems an after thought, but happened 4 weeks ago, too, along with the stoke, later that evening. When she sees creatures like wombats, roaches on my glasses, and snakes on the ceiling, I distract her to images of us swimming in our pool, walking on the beach, and her and I making plans for our new future, together. These thoughts and images are much more pleasing to her than the things she thinks she is seeing.
I exercise her left leg and arm and am simply joyous each time she resists my movements. She stood up today, with assistance, she put her weight on her legs, mostly the right one, and I could see her trying to put weight on her left leg. She is awesome!
She doesn’t have much balance, that will have to be worked on, as well as her ability to reach out and grab objects. Lots of things to do, and Trudi is on the path to recovery. Glory to God and praise all of you, my angels, for your prayers. We continue to need them and pray for others with tragedy in their lives, too.
I’m looking forward to tomorrow to see what miracles will happen with Trudi.
Good night everyone, and …
May God Bless You All,