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Posted Thu Mar 13, 2014, 7:26am
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I hope everything works out.

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Posted Thu Mar 13, 2014, 8:15am
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Hello from the 7th floor of the hosp.
There was a huge change for the better overnight. We are still in intensive care with a tube sticking out of the top of her head but for the first time in many months, she is speaking in sentences, short but complete thoughts just the sane. I guess it has been 6 months or more since she has been able to say more than yes or no and then I was not sure I got the correct answer. She is moving her right arm now, somthing that has not happened since before Christmas :D

We are not out of the woods yet but some very positive steps have been made!

Sadly the best coffee comes from home, the "coffee shop" down stairs  proudly serves Starbucks dark and the second choice is bold. I asked if they served any GOOD coffee as what was on the counter was cr#p and 4 or 5 people instantly laughed in agreement!

 
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Posted Thu Mar 13, 2014, 11:40am
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great news Wayne!  Fingers crossed and hopes and prayers that she will continue to improve!

Ha! I was going to suggest you don't bother looking for coffee in the hospital.  Perhaps you can find a way to use your Aeropress while you sit with you wife?

Thanks for keeping us posted with the latest.

 
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Posted Thu Mar 13, 2014, 2:41pm
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My thoughts, prayers and all best wishes for you and your family Wayne. I wish your wife recovers and everything works out. Stay strong.

 
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Posted Thu Mar 13, 2014, 3:25pm
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GREAT news Wayne! Hope even more comes soon!

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Posted Thu Mar 13, 2014, 10:53pm
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calblacksmith Said:

Hello from the 7th floor of the hosp.
There was a huge change for the better overnight. We are still in intensive care with a tube sticking out of the top of her head but for the first time in many months, she is speaking in sentences, short but complete thoughts just the sane. I guess it has been 6 months or more since she has been able to say more than yes or no and then I was not sure I got the correct answer. She is moving her right arm now, somthing that has not happened since before Christmas.

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That's really encouraging news, Wayne! Keep up the good spirit.

 
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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2014, 1:54am
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Certainly sounds like some encouraging news. I Hope all continues to go well for your wife. You have a great spirit of optimism which is important.

Steve

 
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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2014, 3:22pm
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I want to thank each and every person who cared enough to read the thread even if they did not feel comfortable enough to post. To everyone who did post, offer good thoughts or prayers, a tripple thank you.

As we sit right now, today is better than yesterday, she is one of the healthiest in the ICU. She will not be mistaken for "normal, whatever that is) but she is vastly better than she was before the surgery. She still has a tube out the top of her head and a hair cut that looks like a balding clown (yes I told her so! LOL).  So she will still be in ICU until the tube is out and the hole is closed. Then she will be moved to a regular room until she is ready to home.

We have seen therapy nurses, nutrition people etc.

From here on out, things will be kind of boring and I don't want to wear out the goodwill here now that the exciting part is pretty much over.

I again thank the family here for the support. Jut talking about things helped a lot. You guys are great :D

I am happy to keep anyone informed of progress if asked but from here the changes will not be dramitc but routine in nature.

There is truly a family here.

 
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Posted Sat Mar 15, 2014, 1:01am
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You're most welcome, Wayne! And don't be afraid to be boring. I'm pretty sure I'm not only speaking for myself, when I say that the community will appreciate any news you're willing to share.

I know that neurologic recovery requires patience. But it seems that you have enough of that. Let us know how things turn out.

So from a different continent far away, I send my best wishes to you and your family.

 
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Posted Sat Mar 15, 2014, 9:20am
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Norbert,
Again, thanks. As a doctor you understand more than most. I don't remember if I said it but I will again. What she has does not fit into a neat box. It has no name. All they can do is treat what pops up on us whenever it does.

She has 2 shunts, one in the brain stem (a risky surgery, that one only had a 40% chance of survival let alone other damage, she came through just fine) and one in another cyst that had issues many years ago.

There are about 10 or so cysts all of different size. This is a new one and was active but the others are not growing. As you know, as the cyst grows, it replaces the brain tissue so what is missing in the photos, really is missing and though there was pressure from the cyst and it was compressing the brain, it will return some (and it has, thus allowing the recover she has) but as they say, what is gone, is gone.

The human body is a wonderful thing, it can endure a lot of things, it can adapt and overcome. God did a good  job!

 
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