Thursday, June 12, 2008

Greetings All!

Bob has graduated from walking the parallel bars to walking with a walker---two days ago he walked 22 feet three times and yesterday almost 90 feet total!! He is still pretty shaky but is building strength every day. All of his functions are slowly improving. Some of the therapists feel he is not trying enough---they were not around eight months ago!! I am very pleased with his progress.

He wants to stay until the end of the month, but they want him to go home sooner. He wants to be as strong as possible so that he can do most everything for himself. The house is not ready for him yet, and I doubt will be for at least two more weeks. I just ordered all the safety bars and shower necessities---lots of changes to be made.

We want to thank all the people who have visited him, and the cards and phone calls. He is so pleased to tell me about them. But especially, all the prayers; his present status would not be possible without the many prayers from all of you and many others. All the positive thoughts and prayers have surrounded him since October---thank you very much. We especially want to thank our Pastor, Daniel Foster, for his continued visits and the monthly Communion. This has meant so much to us.

And while I am on this subject, Bob Garland, the leader of the senior group at church "Silver Servants" has been a faithful visitor, even when Bob falls asleep on him!! And of course Carol Nohavac, the great organizer and the most patient person on earth---she is still helping---Thank you---and thank you everyone who has helped him reach this level of health.

Also all five children, spouses and families have been so helpful, what would I have done without them?!!

I am finally getting consistent sleep---have had several nights of seven hours without waking. It is just amazing how good it feels to finally have some energy!! I have to keep my health up as I don't know what the future will bring.

I will be spending the night again so need to get some of his laundry ready-----Thank you everybody!


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