Thursday, August 21, 2014

I am sorry I didn't get to post last night.  Bob was moved to Rehab and as soon as he got here he was sick. He was miserable with a head ache, vomiting,  and coughing.  They had the doctor come in during the middle of the night and he prescribed a cough syrup. The syrup did the trick. This was after the news they found a blood clot in his leg.  They said it is superficial and is common in stroke patients.  They are giving him blood thinners and hope they don't have to insert a filter in his leg.

After such a horrific night I never imagined he could have such a good day. He started his therapy this morning with eating his breakfast and learning some personal health care skills all over again with what he has to work with.  He sat up in a wheel chair then learned to guide it down the hall and back with just his right hand, arm, leg and foot.  I couldn't believe it.  He also spent some time with his speech therapist. After that he took a nap and when he woke up he had some visitors from co-workers.  He was Chatty Cathy. His speech has improved so much. We were actually having a conversation together without prompting.  I said "lets just imagine we are at a hotel on vacation for the next few weeks.  He said " the service is great except for when they stick you with needles."
It is true though,  the people are marvelous here and sincere about doing an excellent job. They all have happy faces and are so sweet and compassionate.

I am so grateful for the staff here and appreciate all that they do. We are so fortunate to live in a day where research has solved so many problems. I know God is at the head of the board here because so many prayers have been answered.

It has been a roller coaster and I know we have a long way to go.  But how wonderful to have a day like this with so many blessings.  

1 comment:

Maria C said...

It's so wonderful to hear, Barb! One day at a time. I'm glad this was a good one.