Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Dec 7, 2011
Its been one week. Sue has made some amazing progress in the last seven days. We have truly witnessed miracles and have been blessed immensely. Yesterday she took a little walk down the hall, sat up in a chair for a few minutes, and feed herself some food. I visited with her last night, the last time I was able to see her was Friday, words cannot express how great it was to sit and talk to her and have her respond! About 2 months ago she sent me home with a book that she read, we share a passion for reading and she is always sending me her recommendations. I finally got around to reading it but I was never able to talk about it with her. It bothered me, I was worried that she wouldn't remember it. We sat and talked about the book, she asked me questions about our cruise, we talked about her dogs, her trip to Arizona...I was so grateful to hear all the things she remembers! So far she is remembering everything long term but her short term memory struggles a bit. When we talk to her she mostly nods. I think its pretty exhausting for her to talk but she makes an effort to say things to us and it always makes Brad smile. He giggles at her little facial expressions and when she raises her eyebrows at some of the things he says. She even has her "oh please" look back when Brad says something she thinks is lame. He is so happy to have her here. It is so fun to see her personality is still there. We are so grateful for everyday we have with her and her amazing recovery. Brad still has not left the hospital. His goal is for him or one of the boys to be there every time she is awake. He doesn't want her to be alone. He keeps telling her "Im never leaving your side." Its been an exhausting task so far for the boys but everyone is dedicated to Brads goal and we know it will pay off. When we left last night he was on his way to the cafeteria to buy her some ice cream. He has loved pampering her and giving her treats (sometimes behind the nurses back!) I read her your comments last night and she loved hearing them. She remembers all of you and loves to hear your words. Please keep them coming!