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LMS (Michelle) Update October 6
Posted by lms on 10/6/2016, 7:43 pm
Hey everyone its been awhile, I'm sorry I haven't been able to get to the computer to give y'all an update. Michelle's Dad is back for a few weeks he arrived on the evening of the 4th. His comment was he is amazed at how much she has progressed physically, but was disappointed that her speech took a step backwards. When he saw her for the first time after being away for two months she was very very tired and her speech is normally pretty slurred when she is tired. The next morning when she woke up she was much clearer and he was happy to hear that it wasn't that much of a step backwards. Michelle had an MRI on the 3rd as a follow up for her infection and I am very happy to say the infectious disease doctor and her neuro surgeon both agree there is nothing to indicate any lingering infection. She still has some fluid and air pocket but they are both diminishing and not getting worse. The rehab place she is in has talked to me about having her go to rehab just two days a week to save us some money and extend her stay there until her skull cap can be put back on probably in February. So I am working on training a team of care givers to stay with her the other 5 days and continue her exercise regime here at home. While her Dad is here that will still allow me to work but once he leaves I will need to be home more. He goes back to Texas on the 26th to have knee replacement surgery and he thinks he will be back around Christmas time. Cognitively Michelle is improving as well. Her memory is still not very good but I do see glimpses here and there of things coming back for her. I will try and put updates out when I can, but once her Dad leaves again the computer use will be difficult since the house on the property she is staying in does not have internet connection. Thank you all for all of your positive thoughts and prayers!