Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Update, May 15 - Progress, slow but steady....

Wanted to pass on a message sent on Kelleys yahoo support group from
oneof the support group members recently. I also got a similar report
today from Sue C. and Hilde who helped out with Kelleys PT on Tuesday.
Everyone who has helped with her PT is very impressed with her progress
and how hard she is working. The PT therapist told Sue C. that Kelley has
progressed from a 0 to a 1 , on a 5 point scale in terms of her
motor function in her lower body. Just 4 more steps to go. Please
include in your prayers for Kelley, gratitude for Kelleys support group
that are helping her on this journey.

" HI everyone,
Just wanted to let you know how Kelley did at PT last Friday. Kelley
is getting stronger and has better balance. Kel is making some real
good progress. Kelley is working out in the gym and in the pool. In
the pool Kelley is beginning to have some control of her legs. Some of
her muscle groups were really trying to fire (gluts, hams, quads
etc...). The movements are subtle but they are there. The nerve pain
is still taking her breath away at times (@#&$)(#*$)#*)$(*#), but is
does pass.

Please continue to send Kelley your love and healing thoughts. Kelley
is able to surf your energy when she is running low.
Take care. In healing,

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Back on the Water

Thought you might enjoy this photo taken this past weekend. Me, Kelley, and the boys got out on both Sunday and Monday this past weekend . This has been a great experience for both of us. Its still hard to see how tough Kelleys mornings and afternoons are, when she has to deal with her tough pain cycles. But this couple of hours in the middle of the day has been a definite high to counteract those lows. Kelley is still not really ready to manage the blog yet, so I will continue to be her voice for alittle while longer. Both her and Kurt are still pretty overwhelmed managing this all, and its not likely to change any time soon. But please do call or email Kelley and reach out to her personally. She definitely wants to interact with folks, the blog is just alittle to broad and impersonal for her. And definitely call for a visit if you are going to be in the area. Kelley is alone a fair bit some days, and evenings as well, when Kurt is at work. So company is often welcome. Just call ahead a time to schedule to make sure you can come by at a good time . Thanks, Sue