Wednesday, November 29, 2006

"I'm ready now."

Today Joy Waggoner, a woman from church who reads lips, visited Mom in the hospital. What a wonderful ministry she was able to provide to Mom and Dad through her ability! Unfortunately Mom wasn't at her most talkative during the time that Joy was there, but she did talk a little, and Joy "translated" for Dad.

A few good tidbits:

Joy: "Lou Douros was in this same Intensive Care Unit a while ago, and now he's fine!"
Mom: "Lou's never been 'fine.'"

(At least we know her sense of humor is intact!)

Dad: "The next step for you will be to do rehab at an acute rehab facility. But before you can be accepted, you have to be ready to do at least three hours of rehab each day."
Mom: "I'm ready now."

Our Mom is a very determined woman!

She did an hour and a half up in the chair today. Dad is very anxious to see her begin moving her arms and legs soon, as we still haven't seen any signs of that.

We're so grateful that Joy shared her abilities with our family today. Mom's been mouthing words for several days now, and I'm sure she was glad to finally be understood.

6 Comments:

At 4:28 PM, Anonymous Kim said...

How sweet it is to hear Sandy's words again! Joy is just the person I thought of this morning, with her sweet spirit and her gift for lip reading.

On Sunday, as Lilly and I were singing "Be thou my vision" for Sandy (John was there but refused to sing for some reason!) I read Sandy's lips clearly when she mouthed the last four words with us: "My treasure Thou art." The Lord is Sandy's treasure, and He will be her wealth, her storehouse of courage and tenacity and grit in the days ahead. I love how God designed her with these qualities built in. Our prayers for miracles continue....

Kim Thompson

 
At 4:53 PM, Blogger Emily said...

Hurray, hurray, hurray!!!! I'm so encouraged that her sense of humor is intact! Yay for Joy's abilities!

 
At 5:54 PM, Blogger Lou said...

Hey, so how do you know that's her sense of humor talking, maybe she's right about me...

What a great thing to read "I'm ready now".

 
At 7:44 PM, Blogger Libby said...

That's wonderful!

 
At 9:02 AM, Anonymous Lilly said...

Miracles do happen! God bless Joy for her endless gifts that she allows God to use for His purposes and glory.

Love to all the family!

Lilly

 
At 11:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing with us. sandy is a love, how wonderful that someone could share her words and assist with a completely understanding of sandy's desires. yes, of course she is ready now!
circling all of you with lots of love,
janie and family

 

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