Monday, January 08, 2007


Itty-bitty baby steps

Stroke, right middle cerebral artery distribution, affecting the motor cortex.

Which is why Mama ER's left side is down. She seems to be trying to make up for it with her right side: still hanging laundry or hulling peas or something when she's asleep, which will be most of the time through today, and probably tomorrow.

Back to itty-bitty baby steps on physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy.

Pray -- hope, wish for, vibe, etc. -- that I gain ears to hear! She tries to talk. A speech therapist girl was in here a minute ago, repeating the words Mama was saying -- the therapy gal has ears to hear. She helped me hear the most important thing:

Mama was saying my name.

I wasn't here when this happened Saturday night, and she was out of it almost the whole time I was here last night -- so I wasn't sure she knew me.

But she does.

And that's important -- to me, I admit.

Baby steps for both of us ... itty-bitty baby steps ...


(Photo from A Step Ahead Foot & Ankle Centers, in Colorado. Used without permission; will remove on request -- but I'd think they'd appreciate the plug. Maybe not. We'll see ...)

You *will* learn to hear her, ER. It just takes a bit of practice.
Hang in there. You, your mother and your family is beloved, I know.
Those baby feet look like size 16 in the making.
Hang tough ER!
Oh, my precious friend and family.
My prayers are with all of you.
God give you peace and comfort,
during this hard road. His Grace
is always enough.
all my love to you all
ER, I will be praying for you & your family.

I just decided to check in, I bet its been over a year since I been by. I am so sorry about your "mama ER's" health.
Thanks, Kris.
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