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    Really, part deux

    Hi everybody! Here we are, Day 933... and as I type this, Lee is sitting beside me, eating her supper. Despite her jaw not working properly, for the last week she has eaten everything they bring her, managing it all by herself! Every day she seems a bit straighter, a little stronger, and a...
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    Really, part deux

    Hello from Day 908... Lee is still in Red Deer. We had a nice visit from PatC and her husband at the end of April, and Lee really perked up for a bit. Since then, she has been making steady progress. She is working on eating a few meals a day, but opening her mouth is still an issue, so we...
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    Really, part deux

    I was NEVER really all that sane...
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    Really, part deux

    Sorry to hear that, WR. Hope you get well soon!
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    Really, part deux

    Nope. Central Alberta. The U offloads rehab to the Glenrose, and they're really busy.
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    Really, part deux

    Hello, everyone... thanks for keeping the faith, and sorry for being in absentia for the last while... Lee has been making progress, slowly but steadily improving. Around the middle of February, the Rehabilitation specialist came out to our little hospital to examine her, and get a feel for...
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    Really, part deux

    Hi everybody. I feel bad that I haven't been updating you, but seriously, there hasn't been much to update. Lee continues to make progress, getting a little better all the time, and I have been just coping... must be the dark and cold of winter, getting me down, but this last month has been a...
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    Really, part deux

    Hi Everybody... sorry I've been away from the board. Thanks so much for the cards, flowers, and thoughts... Lee is once again coming along, although she is awfully tired and slow to improve. Sleep right now must be a good thing for her, because she is certainly doing her part to catch up...
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    Really, part deux

    Good news, my friends... it is Christmas Eve in Canada, Day 762 for this journey... and we are waiting for an ALS ambulance to transport us back to our home hospital, where everybody know and loves Lee. We will be home for Christmas!
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    Really, part deux

    Thanks for sharing; I wish strength for your husband, and hope... always hope. For you. I wish the grace of recovery. Lee says to tell you she Hopes you get better soon!
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    Really, part deux

    Hi everyone... its Sunday, 2 days before Christmas, Day 761 in Lee's personal chronology. Every day, she is stronger and more interactive; doctors are surprised at her progress. In their defense, they have to be wondering just how many times she can bounce back from trauma this significant. I...
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    Really, part deux

    1000 words Another 1000 words Perhaps a mod can find a way to post those for me. My phone is not cooperating. As of this morning, we are breathing easier (pardon the pun). Yes, this is related to the difficulties last Friday. There have been 3 operations since then, and I can unequivocally...
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    Really, part deux

    Hi. Its 10:30pm, and I've been here since 0530, so I will keep this brief. Following a tough night, Lee had 2 operations today to plant a new shunt system that would deal with her low intracranial pressures and hydrocephalus. After the first one, over a 4 hr span, it became apparent that her...
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    Really, part deux

    Over the last 12 hrs, things took a turn downhill, and Lee became unresponsive; the CT showed that she is still shunt-dependent, and now she just went into O.R. ... hopefully. I will have good news in a couple hours.
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    Really, part deux

    Hi, everyone. Its Sunday afternoon, Day 754, and Lee is still hanging in there! The simple surgery the other night went strange when establishing a secure airway proved almost impossible; the geometry of her jaw and throat have changed during all this, making intubation non-routine and...
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