Growing up too fast....

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Dad's Update


Dad's progress has been slow and steady and our family is so THANKFUL for that. This holiday season is a little bitter sweet. Its been tough to get into the spirit and yet I know I have so much to be thankful for for the two miracles coming our way.

Dad has been at a rehab Facility in Union City for the past 10 days and just found out last night that he's been approved for another 26 days because he's doing so well. He is in much better spirits and mom can tell. Although he does have bouts of frustration. He's talking a lot clearer but still says a whole lot of sweet nothings! When I spoke with him the other night I told him Chris put our Christmas tree up early and he laughed! Also sent him a collage' of family/friends photos on a ring that he can flip thru and he loved them. Mom said he looked at them a dozen times that day. Mom says he's moving all over the place. He moves himself with his feet(both right and left) to get around in his wheelchair. He's moving his Right arm too but not much from his right hand- we hope that will come with time. Mom is doing well. Mom is such my HERO! She says she has her moments of crying, laughing and feeling lonely but we have told her to take one day at a time. She is so appreciative of all the cards, calls and thoughtful donations that have helped in more ways than one! We thank you all for keeping up with the blog and dads progress- we tell him every time who asks about him and he always responds with a big smile. He definitely is aware to what is going on. Its been 5 weeks since I've actually "talked" to dad and although we get busy sometimes with our lives take this time now to call your parents tell them that you love them or just to say HI and that you were thinking of them cause you never know if that may be your last time.
Thank you all- Much Love.
Amber

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