Tuesday, May 22, 2007

constant progress..

I was able to spend a little time with dad today. It was a pleasant time. He was excited to see me and gave me a big kiss (while my head got crushed by his halo ;) )

he was really working hard to tell me some things --- specifically that he things his house is too big and needs to downsize and that he wants to make sure that his disability is coming in every month to take care of mom. You need to understand that it takes a lot of work to piece together what he is saying and come up with a complete thought --- once i repeated back to him what i thought he wanted to say, he emphatically said "yes" and was very pleased.

we are told that the doctor will re-evaluate him in about 3-4 weeks and see where he stands. the halo is still on and very aggravating, but he's dealing with it. they are working hard to get him as much therapy as possible.

please pray that dad will participate in the therapy so he can continue to improve. he really does like company, so if you are in Indy, he'd love to show you around and introduce you to his nurses.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update guys...
appreciate the visual of some of what is going on with Jim...the grass is still growing :)
Steve will be in the fort the week of the 4th of July for his annual visit with his mom and is planning on visit with you guys whether in Indy or
the fort.
Continual in prayer
xoxo
helen & steve

Joni said...

Still praying, and rejoicing with every improvement he makes.

Anonymous said...

Dear Maley's,

Thanks for the encouraging update. We are praising God for the continued progress that Jim in making.

We will continue to pray for all of you. We think of you so often and would love to visit.

Take care.

Love,

Rosa and Ken

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the update. We continue to pray! :)

John & Tara

Jean Lahrman said...

Sue and family,
I have been remiss in my personal contacts with you, but please know that Jim and all of you are in my prayers. Thanks for the blogs, they keep me up-to-date.
Remember that Jim is in God's hands and that he will make it back complete to all of you. Keep your faith.
Love, Jean

Michael said...

I miss you Jim

Anonymous said...

We hope you are getting to see Jim a little more now and that his therapy is continuing to go well. It's truly amazing that he is doing all that he is doing! We're so thankful. God's healing powers are awesome! We also thank Him for his encouragement and faithfulness to all of you. I know you both must really look forward to the kids' visits. Thank goodness you are at least closer to Fort Wayne. We miss seeing you and are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
With love, Ron and Minda

Anonymous said...

THE STIERS ARE STILL WITH YOU we hope you know although it has been a while we are always praying for all of you
God bless all of you and keep you in His loving hands

the stiers

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue and family,

We think of you and pray for you often. When your names come to mind I can't help but think of how God has brought you to this point and the encouragement you have been to others. The song below has meant alot to us and I hope to you also.

When I Call on Jesus:

I’m so very ordinary
Nothing special on my own
I have never walked on water
I have never calmed a storm
Sometimes I’m hiding away form the madness around me
Like a child who’s afraid of the dark.

But when I call on Jesus
All things are possible
I can mount on wings like eagles and soar
When I call on Jesus
Mountains are gonna fall
‘Cause He’ll move heaven and earth to come rescue me when I call

Weary brother
Broken daughter
Widowed, widowed lover
You’re not a lone
If you’re tired and scared of the madness around you
If you can’t find the strength to carry on

Call Him in the mornin’
In the afternoon time
Late in the evenin’
He’ll be there
When your heart is broken
And you feel discouraged
You can just remember that He said
He’ll be there

Hope to see you soon! 8^)

Love Kurt & Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Hi, again, Maley's,

We just wanted to say 'Hello' to Jim, Sue and all of you. You have been on our hearts and in our prayers.

We're asking God to strengthen Jim and all of you as this miracle continues to unfold. May He hold you close and may you be assured that God is still in control.

We love you and miss you! Get well soon, Jim!

Love & Prayers,

Rosa and Ken