Latest Updates from Home (starting with the most current)
Thursday evening, May 17, 7:50 p.m.
"It's been two weeks since my last update about Sue. She's made steady progress over this time period. We just know your prayers have helped. She's completed physical and occupational therapy and started a six-week program of speech therapy that involves many mind exercises to restore her short-term memory, writing, reading, understanding, and many other areas of a normal, healthy person. In the months ahead, please keep us in your prayers.
"This will be my last update posted on this website. I'll occasionally issue an update through the email listing.
"Thank you again for all your support and prayers. We could not have made it this far without you. Warren, thanks again for being such a faithful web servant and friend.
"Still walking with the Master but with a slight limp."
— Jack —
Friday evening, May 17, 7:50 p.m.
"It's been one week since Sue left Lodi Memorial Hospital and arrived home. I'm positive that her home atmosphere has hastened her recovery. She's able to do almost all her normal home activities unassisted, slower than normal, but that's because she tires quickly.
"She's had three sessions of home therapy and all the therapists are amazed at how well she's doing. A speech therapist hasn't been available but is expected to start working with her next week. Her reading and writing have improved but this is the area that needs the most development.
"Lack of night-time sleep has plagued her since the operation. We started giving her a special prescription two nights ago and the results have been excellent. This has allowed me to do some needed catching up in this same area.
"We're hoping and praying that this reported improvement will continue next week so she'll have the strength to attend her granddaughter's wedding on May 24.
"Sue and I cannot thank you enough for all the cards, emails, phone calls, visits, flowers, and food. They demonstrate the love that her family and friends have for her. I wish you could all see the smiles that these have brought to her face."
— Jack —
Friday evening, May 10, 8:57 p.m.
"SHE'S HOME! SHE'S HOME. Sue was released from Lodi Memorial Hospital at 11:00 a.m., and was home by 1:00 p.m. She slept most of the way home but ate a big lunch in Angels Camps.
"It didn't take her long to head for the back deck where she took at least three naps, during which time she had a slight smile on her face and a look of peaceful contentment. She's still unsteady on her feet, so I have a special belt around her that we can hold onto as she walks the house. At dinner, she helped set the table and helped clean up.
"Arrangements have been made for physical, occupational, and speech therapy to be performed twice a week for four weeks. She longs for the day when she can read again; her writing has improved significantly.
"My sister and I are working on how to best handle her without wearing ourselves out. This will be a challenging learning process for both of us.
"I'm sure Sue would welcome visitors. It would be best to call first; that way there won't be too many visitors at the same time.
"From now on, updates will be posted only when there's significant information to share. But please don't stop praying. Thanks."
— Jack —
See Jack's "hospital updates" on this page.