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.

16 comments:

Ruth Hiebert said...

This is certainly a tough road to be on,but by God's grace you will make it.

Tom said...

Rose thanks the news, you are in my prayers.

Linda Gross said...

Thank you for the update. You and Roger are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sandra said...

I will continue to pray for him and for you and thanks for the update. I pray for continued improvement each day...

Betsy Adams said...

Oh Sweet Girl, I am so so so sorry for what Roger (and you) are going through. Life can change in a flash for sure --and we're never prepared for it.... Sounds like he is making some progress --and that is good... It will take some time --so patience is the WORD.

Men have a hard time working through situations like this.. I know how frustrated Roger must be. To go from a strong, independent man to someone depending totally on others is NEVER easy ---but especially for me I think.

God Bless You BOTH. Our love and prayers are with you, Rose.

Hugs,
Betsy

Henny Penny said...

I have sure been thinking about you both and little Lorelei too. I hope and pray Roger will make a full recovery. None of us know what we may face tomorrow.

newenglandgardenandthread said...

I send Roger sincere wishes for a continued recovery and hope that you keep up your strength. Life certainly throws us some unsuspecting curve balls at an age when it is most challenging. Prayers to you both.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I am so sorry about Rodger and the ordeal you and your family are going through. I have been there. My prayers are with you and your family.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Rose, I will continue to keep both you and your hubby in my thoughts and prayers. Take care!

Judy said...

Oh Rose, I had no idea about any of this. I'll keep Roger in my prayers. I've not been blogging for sometime and haven't even visited. Thanks for letting us know what is going on.

Denise inVA said...

Dear Rose, I am so sorry to hear about Roger's illness and wish him a speedy recovery. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers and I will check in for any updates. Sending a big hug.

pattisjarrett said...

It sounds like Roger is making good progress. I'll be praying, too.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Rose, I'm so sorry to hear about Roger. It does sound like there is improvement and that is good news. I will pray that each day sees new progress. My blogging mojo took a summer vacation, but I hope to be back soon. I've missed my blogging friends. Take care, sweet friend. I will be thinking of you and praying for you both. ~Cheryl

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Sending you positive vibes, Rose!
Peace :)

Patsy said...

Thanks for up date, still praying for you and Roger.

Mary said...

You have lots of friends praying for both of you! Hang in there and trust God to get you through this. Hugs and prayers

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