On the 5th day of April 2019 Ottawa tied a record for the length of time we've had at least 1 cm of snow on the ground - 144 days (based on records going back to 1955 at the Ottawa International Airport). We all feel like it's a never-ending winter with more snow possible later today and even more later next week.
Of course, those records are nothing compared to the record @Really has been setting! It's so good to hear that rehabilitation is again underway and that slow progress continues to be made, especially in familiar surroundings (even if it's farther from home).
With the flodloing in Iowa/Nebraska, I couldn't help think about the time I met Lee and @Gerry in person. They were driving thru in 2011 during record flooding and @PrincessLeppard and I had cupcakes with them.
Good to hear things are going well.
Lee - you go girl. Do the therapy to get your ticket home.
The skating season is not quite over - this week there's the World Team Trophy from Japan (to get me up in the middle of the night) and the World Synchro Championships from Finland. Coming up soon will be the Stars on Ice tour of Canada and now we have the "Rock the Rink" tour in the fall to look forward to as well.
In the meantime we have teams breaking up/skaters retiring and new teams forming/skaters moving up to senior competition while @Really continues to make slow an steady progress.
Keeping you and @Gerry in my thoughts and prayers...
@Really and @Gerry I need to write Lee another letter but I wanted you to know that our tiny team of 8 athletes raised over $18,000 to fight Crohn's and Colitis as part of racing at Lavaman. (A triathlon on the Big Island)
It is the 1st of May and there were ice pellets/freezing rain/snow in the weather forecast here in addition to the unwanted rain. The water levels in the rivers are still rising and people are being evacuated from their homes for safety reasons. Welcome to (no) climate change
Here's hoping that things are more positive with @Really and @Gerry despite some recent reports of snow in Alberta!!
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 are looking for some answers on that. We have an Opthamologist appt booked for later this month, to rule out any other vision issues.
She is looking better all the time, and continues to make progress. We are here until May 31; by then, the rehabilitation team will know if Lee is making enough progress to warrant more time... this is not as long-term program, and there is a lot of demand.
Sorry for not keeping in touch. I've taken off most of this month to try and be with her and maximize what gains we can make. I'll try to drop in again toward the end of the month.
Thanks, as always, for your thoughts and support. We wouldn't have made it this far without our friends.
This journey must seem never-ending. I pray the progress Lee has made convinces Red Deer to keep working with her. However, if not, being back home (is that the alternative?) could be the best therapy and stimulant of all. I hope there is the possibility of home-based therapy too in that eventuality.
Gerry, I give you maximum credit for your role in Lee's long journey. My DH was sick for 4 months, 120 days, and it was a very difficult time. You, and anyone else who is involved in caring for a loved one with a long term illness, have my total admiration.
Love to you both.