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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lissa is {finaly} Recovering!

Be Aware, Be Thankful
1. I can breathe by myself
2. I can walk anywhere I need to go
3. I can get my own drink/food
4. I can bathe myself
5. Lissa’s positive attitude and endurance

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It’s now been EIGHT months since Lissa went into ICU.  A couple of weeks ago, just after her birthday, she was able to be moved to a recovery center.

She was in various stages of emergency care for 7 months, beginning early in December of 2009.  To read her long journey, visit this post.

For Lissa’s birthday a very kind friend of ours gave us a lap top to give to Lissa so she could, once again, be in touch with the outside world.  Lissa enjoys keeping up with family and friends via Facebook and emails when she feels well enough.

bdayThe family was able to throw Lissa a birthday party outdoors at the hospital.  The following is a portion of our mother-in-law’s account of the party:

“The best part was when we gave her a bottle of Pepsi.  Her eyes lit up and she immediately tried to open it.  She was allowed to have a few sips and did so well that the nurse gave her a cup with ice and poured some more in the cup with a straw so Lissa could really enjoy it.”

At the recovery center Lissa is now able to sit herself up on the edge of her bed and stand!!  She can sit in a wheel chair and feed herself real food!!  It’s amazing what we take for granted!

The other evening I was startled to see she was online and was able to chat/text with her for a bit – what a miracle this has all been!

Once again, I am soooo thankful for all your prayers and thoughts.  Hope is such a wonderful gift, and we have received much.

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Would you like to take part in a very special quilt project for Lissa?  Join many other generous quilt bloggers to make a simple 4-Patch block.  Jane kindly offered to organize this loving project. tHanK YoU!

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Please sign up and mail your patches by September 4th.

12 comments:

Luv 2 Kreate said...

I can't imagine being away from home and my family for so long. It is wonderful that she is recovering...I bet that pepsi was the best thing ever!

Patchwork Penguin said...

Praises, Praises!!! So glad to hear she is doing better.

Michelle said...

That's WONDERFUL news!!!

Needled Mom said...

It is so good to see an update on Lissa and see that she IS finally recovering. Prayers are definitely the best medicine in her case.

Rae Ann said...

Woo Hoo! I am so happy that Lissa is doing so well. What a true miracle and blessing. I can oly omagine how her family feels and that they are looking forward to having their mom back home with them again. What a gift life is!

Carrie P. said...

That is so awesome. I am so happy for her and her family. I sent 2 blocks to Jane.

Millie said...

That is great news!
I can't imagine how it has to be to be away from your home and not be able to see your kids growing. I am so happy Lisa is recovering!

SewLindaAnn said...

Well Bless the Lord!!! (and I'm not Southern - just a transplant) How amazing from the state she was in to now. GOD is GREAT!!!! On another note, my blocks will arrive prior to Sept. 4.

Linda said...

Praise the Lord for answers to our prayers! Thank you for the picture and the account of her birthday party! My blocks are finished--I just have to mail them!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

This is the best news I have ever heard!

Amy said...

What great news! there is power in prayer.I will keep the whole family in prayers.

Mandy said...

I'm so happy to hear that Lissa is doing well. I've been offline for nearly 2 weeks. I'm trying to catch up!