Thursday, September 29, 2016

From the strip pit area

We have been through this area several times, and have not seen a single Great Blue Heron.  However, we always see two or three egrets.

Roger continues to improve a little bit at a time...specially in the physical department.  He has now been up and down our basement stairs two or three times.  He can get in the tub and take a regular shower with no help from me.  He makes coffee.  He can go shopping with me to Walmart of grocery as long as I don't stay a long time.   These are baby steps, but steps I didn't think I would ever see again when this first happened.

He still has trouble with remembering and naming things.   And seems to have no short term memory. 

We go and drive through the strip pits two or three times a week.  It is a short drive and we have fun looking for wildlife.   He really, really enjoys it.  Not sure when he will ever feel like going for a longer drive.  We had an appt in Indianapolis yesterday and he was totally worn out last night.

I wanted to thank you again for your continued prayers.  Even though I don't respond personally, I do appreciate them.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

It is time for an update!

Roger got to come home last Friday, the 9th!  He is walking in the house where he can reach and hold on to something if he needs, too....and we sit on the porches a lot.  We want to enjoy that before the winter comes.

If he is out on concrete or pavement, I still want the gate belt on him just in case.  He objects to it, but does let me use it.

His blood pressure is up and dropped to 97/63 today.  When it gets low, he gets dizzy, and weak, and feels real 'out of it.'  And usually gets cold.

We start outpatient therapy next week.  He gets all three---physical, occupational, and speech.

We did venture to the family dr. yesterday...and went for a burger at Hardee's afterwards.  That is the first he has been out anywhere.

He goes on the 28th to a neuro-opthamologist to see if anything can be done with/for his vision.

I appreciate the prayers that have been said for us and hope you will continue to pray for means a lot to both of us.