Thursday, June 30, 2011

Baby Steps

It was three weeks ago today that Daddy's world  was forever changed.  This situation has served, once again, as a reminder that we never know what each new day may bring. I have found myself singing the words, "my Savior goes before me" from the hymn, "Each Step I Take" these past days.  Indeed, He has gone before us each step of the way.

I am pleased to report that Daddy was moved from ICU around noon today into a regular room.  I am at home today but Sybil was there to get him settled in.  I will return tomorrow morning and Sybil will then go for a short break. 



He is taking "baby steps" towards recovery.  Little things like moving and flexing his feet, moving his fingers, flexing his wrists, and he even stood for a few seconds with Physical Therapy Assistance. Folks, this is HUGE!  His arms and legs have been like jello, so we are so excited!  Sybil said that his voice seemed a bit stronger today as well.  His voice is barely above a whisper and he tires so easily trying to hold a conversation.  This seems to be improving.

The Drs. said that Dad will be transferred to a Skilled Rehabilitation Facility in the coming days.  We do not know if that means two days or another week.  I feel like we may have a little more knowledge about that tomorrow.  Meanwhile, we are beginning the process of making that happen.  It's paperwork, paperwork and arranging and arranging on this type of transfer.  Thank goodness there are case workers that handle all of that for the families.  We just have to answer the necessary questions.

We cannot thank you enough for your prayers.  We know beyond the shadow of a doubt that they are being answered.  I would urge those of you that are friends of Dad's to send him a word of encouragement.  If you would like to email him, please just send it to me (Lea@LeaCulp.com) and I will take it to him. (He will not be using a computer anytime soon)  If you would like to send it via regular mail, the address is:  1905 Cooper Lake Road, Bastrop, LA  71220.  It is going to take a lot of encouraging to keep his spirits lifted as he continues on this journey.  


I will update again sometime this weekend and in between will be posting on FaceBook.  Blessings to each of you!
Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

7 comments:

  1. Lifting up your dad in prayer today. Glad to hear there is some improvement!

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  2. I was going to ask if I could send him a card! Will do.

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  3. Baby steps are still progress in the right direction ~ Praying for you!

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  4. So thankful to hear this news! Still praying!

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  5. This is good news that he is going to a rehab facility. We are going through some similar things right now too. My mother-in-law fell at home and broke her hip last week. She had hip surgery and was transferred to a Rehab facility for physical therapy yesterday. It's a long process of recovery.

    Thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

    Love,
    Debbie

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  6. Sooo glad to here he is making steps towards recovery...praying that there will be more and more everyday. HUGS, Debbie

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