Hello there everyone, I have been grinning from ear to ear for about 19 hours here and I am finally up and moving around more today, so it’s time to share some news.
Why am I grinning from ear to ear… well lets start off with the fact that the Life Care Center in Longmont had decided that it would be time to have my Mother go home next Tuesday as there has been no progress for her. That happened a few days ago. Things changed yesterday, suddenly my Mother could move her right leg, and she called me late last night with the news! This is why I am grinning from ear to ear and my face is starting to hurt from smiling.
Here is a copy of my fathers email as he couldn’t wait to get the news out and break it to some people that Mother wasn’t able to reach by phone last night:
“(I) Know Mom has already called you all, but to verify:
Yesterday the performed several blind tests on Mom. She was able to tell them where they were touching her on both legs. Could not move it and could not sense hot or cold, but could plainly feel their touch. Much more plainly on the right leg.
Today was something of a miracle. For the first time since surgery, she was able to move her right leg. After someone else separating them, she was able to move her right leg several inches until it was in contact with her left leg. So far she is unable to move it in the other direction. But it is definite progress. She did this several times during the day. The therapist says it is common that motion recovery starts only in one direction at a time. So, please keep the prayers and encouragement coming. She has shown vast improvement in the last two days.
Anyhow, I simply HAD to share the news as many of you have been voicing your concern and your wishing for more updates on my Mother.
I called my Mother today and teased her on the phone, telling her “Mom, was I dreaming that you called me with news that you moved your leg last night?”… she got excited and said “No, you WEREN’T DREAMING… it’s true!” I laughed and let her know that I was just teasing and she of course laughed saying “I just knew you were teasing, you’ve always been such a little devil!” lol
We laughed on the phone and cried, she finally admitted that she cried too, that she was upset that some people knew about the changes and the miracle before she got a chance to tell them herself! Lol Yup Dad sure got the word out to everyone, lol, just goes to show how very excited he is for her too.
Please everyone, keep the positive thoughts and prayers going for my Mother and send out a happy note for the fact that she is showing some improvements. We certainly have a very good sign here right now, lets hope and pray that it continues to improve!
Thank you everyone for all your thoughts and prayers for my Mother!
Love and (((hugs))),