Friday, April 22, 2005

Grandma Helen Update III

We’ve got some good news on Tim’s Grandma Helen — the one who had a stroke in March. In mid April, she was able to eat and swallow well enough to have her overnight feeding tube removed. She was also oxygenating sufficiently enough to be taken off the oxygen. Her headaches she was having have also gone away.

Grandma Helen with Tim during our trip for her 80th birthday in 2000. (01/00)

A week later she was transferred to another rehab center where her daughter (Tim’s aunt) works. We also learned she has been able to walk 150 feet with a walker, and even managed to do some stair climbing. Her appetite is good and has been reportedly eating everything but the plates and silverware.

On of the nurses brought her baby into the rehab center one day, and Grandma Helen responded very well by waving her left hand (the affected one). In the words of Tim’s dad, “She is a tough ole gal!”

Keep up the good work Grandma Helen, and thanks to all of you who have been keeping her in your thoughts and prayers. It’s working.

1 comment:

Loren Javier said...

Yay for Grandma Helen! I'll continue to keep her in my thoughts for a speedy recovery.