-Written by Anna-
I realize that it has been a while since we have updated the blog. Honestly, Dad and I are often too tired to write anything at the end of the day. And there is not much to report. We are settling in well and learning our way. Instead of three hours of therapy a day, Mom has two hours (45 min of OT and PT and 30 min of Speech). The intensity of therapy is also less but we have been blessed by some really wonderful therapists who do their jobs very well. Our first few days there were clouded by the fact that Mom simply felt terrible. Yesterday she finally got some reprieve and today she felt better as well. But our new battle is severe pain on the stroke affected arm and leg. Today that kept us from maximizing our therapies.
When Mom feels well she amazes us all with her determination and drive to do whatever is needed. Can you pray with us for her to feel well enough to really get the most out of therapy? Can you pray that the Lord will order our follow up appointments? We are working on getting an appointment with a neurologist and have an appointment next week with the neurosurgeon to discuss the next surgery. Can you continue to pray for wisdom for us and her nurses as we seek to find the right combination of meds? Can you pray against anxiety over all that still lies ahead and discouragement? Can you pray for the pain to pass?
While we are not seeing significant changes she is gaining strength which allows her to do more even if the left side is still not cooperating. We are continuing to ask the Lord for healing for her left side. My sister Elisabeth sent us this verse this week and it has been an encouragement to us. “I will make them strong in the Lord,and ‘Katy’ shall walk in his name,”declares the Lord.” Zecharaiah 10:12 This is our prayer for Mom. That she will be strong in Him and that one day He would allow her to walk again ‘in His name!’ Thank you for your continued love and prayers.