Today we saw Mom’s sense of humor return! What a joy that was. Here’s an example to make you smile with us:
Because mom can’t swallow she is only allowed ice chips to eat/drink. This makes her very frustrated because she is very hungry and thirsty. But the nurses are insistent: “nothing but ice chips!” This afternoon mom told Dad IN PERFECT FRENCH to get her a coke…. She used french so the nurse would not understand! Yes, underneath all the wires, tubes, monitors, pain, wounds, and bandages, Katy is fully present!
Mom’s cognition and verbalization is also a lot better. She talked a lot to us today and revealed her sweet spirit, grateful heart, and concern for everyone but herself! So many stories, I don’t know where to begin. Here’s one example:
We love our nurse Treena. Today she cleaned, lotioned ,and massaged Mom’s feet. I asked Mom, “What are we going to do when Treena has to go home and sleep?” Mom said, “I will just dream about her…she will appear like an angel!”
Since many of you can’t be here for this long, hard, and yet sweet journey, we thought you might enjoy a glimpse into our new life in the hospital through some pictures.
She still is almost 100% paralyzed in the left side. There has been a glimpse of some feeling and a few intentional twitches, but that’s about it. Keep praying.
Love to you all!