"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.