Monday, February 12, 2007

Post overdue.....

I am way overdue on getting a post out for the day. We are trying to get back into some normal life pattern (whatever that might look like) by going home some nights and sleeping. When we do that, we don't have the computers up here at the hospital and it makes it harder to get a post out. We are up here tonight and i have the computer with me so we will have you updated while here. If we get snowed in...then i will be up here giving you the normal updates!

Dad is slowly progressing. Today the therapist came in and worked on bending dads arms and legs. She was asking him to help her bend and he was. She would ask him to relax his arms and he would. It was evident that he was responding to her. Also, I had my kids up tonight and Kade came in and said " hey grandpa, its Kade...I love you"...and dad smiled. It was very evident that it was a smile and not any other movement! This is great progress.

The doctor also took a CT scan again. The CT scan showed that the shift has almost corrected itself. This means that the swelling is almost gone and there are no real signs of more bleeding.

They are also going to attempt to do the trach on dad on Thursday at 6pm. This is not confirmed with Dr. Young but is likely they will do it. Please keep this in your prayers. This can be a slightly risky task but thankfully they figured a way to get around moving dads neck!

This is all for now...i will try to give you some sort of update tomorrow afternoon. Thank you again for your continued prayers and support. If you haven't gotten a chance to yet...scroll down to the post "Notes for dad" and leave dad a note...encouraging him or letting him know how he has touched your life.

Until tomorrow...

-A

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Know that you are prayed for and thought of so often throughout my day.

May He sustain each of you with His grace and peace.

Praising Him for Jim's smiles.

Hannelies Hepler

Bill and Linda Archer said...

Hi Jim: We're so glad to hear that you are improving a little each day. We've been praying much for you. Sue and the kids are doing such a great job of keeping us up-to-date so we know HOW to pray. You are much loved by family and friends.

Bill and Linda Archer

The Hansen's said...

This is such awesome news! How encouraging a simple smile can be. Praise be to God! Our prayers continue to be with all of you day and night. To Him be all the praise, glory, and honor!! We love you guys.

Anonymous said...

WORDS CANT BEGIN TO EXPRESS THE IMPACT THAT YOUR DAD HAS HAD ON MARK...as his wife i can see it from an outsiders view...without your dad we never could have got out home built and the way he touched Mark is deeper than what a paragraph from me could relay...alll our love Mark and Donell Stier

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. The smiles and the movements...wow !
Praise God !!!
He is our Rock. We continue to pray for all...

God Bless,


The Gallagher's

Anonymous said...

Sue and Family: We are thinking and praying for all of you. We hope Jim continues on toward a speeday and complete recovery. Thanks for posting Jims progress on your blogg. God bless to all.
Gordon and Rosie Anthony and Family

Anonymous said...

We are so thankful for the responses your Dad has made and pray that the trach placement on Thursday goes well. Praying for all of you.

Todd and Melissa Smith

Anonymous said...

Jim-
Praise God for all the ways He is healing your body. Your challenges are great, but our God is greater. Ps 68:19 "Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, the God who is our salvation." Ps 139:2-3,5 "Thou dost know when I sit down and when I rise up; Thou dost understand my thought from afar. Thou dost scrutinize my path and my lying down, and art intimately acquainted with all my ways. Thou has enclosed me behind and before, and laid Thy hand upon me."
Matt and Holly Mitchell

Anonymous said...

Hello,
Sorry I didn't get down there. but if I can get out of the drive I will do my best to be there Thur. I am thinking about all of you and praying and I still know down deep in my heart Jim is going to be ok. It will be a long road.I will come
down soon and we can go downstairs
for lunch.Hang In There We Love All of You Bill and Norene

Anonymous said...

Hello Maley Family,

I have been informed through my sister of the horrible accident and I want to say that you have been in my prayers. Please keep your heads up, because only God and your friends will help you through these times. We will continue on praying and will check the blog for further updates.

The Hanks Family (Bob, Melissa, Dylan, Austin, and Dane)