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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Update

I have tried to think how to give an update and give a true picture of how things stand and it is hard to do. 

First, Roger was moved from the Intensive Care Unit to a regular room on Monday, August 15...he stayed in that room until Friday, the 19th of that same week.  He was then transferred to a hospital in Terre Haute to their rehab facility..

He has improved a lot in some areas, but in others not as much.  He has sat up on the side of the bed by himself.  He has stood up at the sink under his own steam.  Day before yesterday was a great day...the therapist had him up and walking.  Not a lot, but sure a lot more than he has been doing.  So much more than I even dared hope for.

But say you ask him what a plate is, or what a ball is, he could not just name it for the life of him.  But say you said "pass me the salt and _______" he just might say pepper.  He gets really down on himself.  He has trouble concentrating and following instructions.

Also, yesterday the occupational therapist did some testing of his vision.  He seems unable to see with his right eye, plus the right side of his left eye is impaired also.

Today they had him walk 100 ft.  A therapist held to each arm while he walked.  They were to help him with balance plus just to help.  But he did make...they are pleased with how he is coming along in physical therapy. 

This is not much of an update but it at least gives you an idea of what is going on.  All the prayers and well wishes are greatly appreciated.

10 comments:

Mildred said...

Thank you for the update, Rose. My family and I continue to remember you both in prayer. With love.

Felicia said...

Keep encouraged Rose. Thanks for letting us know. So glad Roger is doing as well as he is. It will be a long road to recovery. Sending prayers and hugs.

Linda said...

I'm sure this is exhausting for you. And of course it must be very troubling for both of you. Sounds like he is getting very good care.

Weekend-Windup said...

Happy to hear about the update. Prayers for him to get well soon.

TexWisGirl said...

thank you for the update. i have been thinking of you, praying for you, hoping for roger's recovery. i will continue to do all three.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, thanks for the update Rose. I will keep you and Roger in my prayers. {{HUGS}}

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Hi Rose. I have been thinking of you, really I have. I spend quiet time by our frog pond to clear my mind and think of all my friends and pray for all of them, especially those going through a tough time. I really do understand what your husband is going through. I will continue to pray especially for both of you that he will continue to improve.
Much love.
Carol

Susan said...

It must be so difficult to see him like this. He will improve, day by day. It's all gonna be okay Rose! You and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers.

Susan

Sandi said...

Praying for you and Roger, Rose. This is good news!

Ida said...

Thanks for the update Rose, Keep the faith & know prayers are being said.

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