Apr 11, 2013

Stroke update

Hey all.

We are surviving.  Doing better then expected but the adrenaline is running out and here at home we are hitting some grumpiness   Thank you all so much for the prayers.  We are convinced that the reason things have progressed so well is because of all the prayers.  You will not convince us otherwise.

Tuesday Dad couldn't move his leg at all. Not even a tiny bit.  And it was looking like he would be spending at least a week in the stroke clinic if not more.  After he was stable enough he would move over to rehab  for another couple of weeks to a month.  It was discouraging to say the least.  We didn't know how much (if any) movement he would regain and just all the logistics were making our heads spin.

BUT we had so many people praying.  So, so many.  Thank you!  Not only did the prayers (and continued prayers) make a difference by themselves but hearing how many people were thinking of us was such a great encouragement to my dad and the whole family.  The phone literally didn't stop ringing yesterday there were so many people checking in on us.

Despite how grim things looked at first (Dad's stroke was actually classified as major) yesterday took a turn for the better.  He is able to move his leg again!  He is amazing all the doctors and is already working so hard to get out of there and back home.  Everyone is agreeing that he should just go right over to rehab!!  So they are working on getting him to rehab as soon as possible.  So thankful.

Again, thank you for the prayers!!  Only because of prayers has he gained so much movement back in such a short amount of time.  Like my brother said on Tuesday "well this throws a monkey wrench into our lives...".  But thankfully it is only a monkey wrench.  Counting our blessings.
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And when this baby girl went and visited Grandpa in the hospital.  She looked at him in his bed.  Sized up the situation.  And then waved "night night grandpa!".  we are taking it easy.  Hanging out together as a family.  Breaking some rules.  Eating to much junk food. (fyi.  If any local people want to drop some fruit off at our house we truly would not complain...)  Just trying to keep the peace.  Thank you for the prayers.  Please don't stop.  I'll try to keep you all updated.

And my mom who has been at the hospital has been updating her blog.  Check it out: krazy-love.blogspot.ca

1 comment:

  1. Still praying!! Hang in there friend!!

    Hugs to all of you!

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