Sunday, September 11, 2011

Changes

The dogwood tree leaves are changing. Time marches on. We visited my husband's sister today. She showed us that she can walk by holding on to the rails along the walls of the nursing home. We continue to see improvement and hope for the day when she will be able to go home. She still cannot move her right hand/arm without using her other arm, but she is faithfully doing the exercises to improve this function also.

Still doesn't speak, except things that come out without thought. Like she will say "I don't know" so clearly every now and again. She gets frustrated when she cannot make us understand what she is trying to say. On good days, she'll just laugh and shake her head when we don't get what she's trying to say.


My husband's birthday is three days after her birthday. Her daughter called us and SIL sang Happy Birthday to him without missing a beat. She can sing hymns and other songs that she's known forever... sometimes by herself, but often sings along with others.

We are still praying that she will get well enough to go home again to stay. Her family takes her home to her house for get togethers. They have a wheelchair ramp and have taken some doors down to make enough room for her wheelchair. They continue to add safety bars and other improvements, looking forward to the day they can take her home to stay.


This picture was taken recently. Some of her family took her home on this day and she got to play with her latest great-grandchild. Please pray with us that this day will soon be an everyday experience for her.

8 comments:

Ms. A said...

Wishing her well and will include her on my prayer list. That great grandbaby looks quite comfortable.

Pen Pen said...

I do pray that she will soon get back home again! She has made tremendous improvement, hasn't she? Cute grandbaby!

troutbirder said...

Hoping for the best. Somewhat reminds me of my moms nursing home experience but she had Alzheimers and there was no hope for improvement....

Rita said...

How well I understand as I watch my own mother do the same thing. Many prayers for you and I hope she gets to come home and stay until the Lord takes her home. ((hugs))

imac said...

Prayers and thoughts to you all.
I remember it all.

Pat said...

My prayers go out to your SIL, it sounds like she has a great attitude. Love that baby, too cute!

Meggie said...

Thinking of you, and yours, Ann. Hoping for a good outcome for all the health issues.
Lovely little baby- sure to charm the birds out of the trees!.XX

possum said...

Bless her heart and those who care for her. Imagine her frustration not being able to communicate.
If she can sing... try to get her to sing her reply to questions. I have seen that work with others who were speech impaired... Hard onset consonants were impossible to get out in speech, and singing softens those hard sounds. It might not work but it is worth a try.