Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My Mom


My mom had a stoke a week ago. I'm to tired and exhausted to go into details but it was a big one and it scared me. I saw her a few hours after it happended and it's something I'll never forget. I adore my Mom and I don't want to think about life without her so I'm happy to say that she's making a remarkable recovery. My dad emailed an update today and I though I would share it...

To My Family & Friends,
I thought I would give you an update on how Jeannie is doing. She is recovering rapidly. She was suppose to be in the ICU for three to four days but they moved her out the following evening. I was told she would be in the area where the stroke victims are for another four to five days. She was there two days and they moved her to the rehab center. I was told that she would be there for at least a week and maybe two or three. Yesterday the therapists told her she has made so much progress that she will be able to go home tomorrow with 4 days of occupational and physical therapy. I'm not sure if she was being seen by a speech therapist or not. She still slurs her words some but she is so much better than she was last Wed. when she had the stroke. I can understand most of what she says and what I don't understand is in part due to my loss of hearing. She has been walking on her own and has gone up and down stairs with someone with her. She won't be able to drive for a while which is probably a blessing for all the rest of the drivers on the road. She should be able to do about everything she did before but it will be at a slower pace. She will need to continue working on using her left side and retrain her brain. Thank you for your prayers on her behalf. I know they have made a difference. I also know that the power of the Priesthood is real and is the authority to act for God here on the earth. Our Bishop came to the hospital the night she had the stroke and we gave Jeannie a Priesthood blessing and she was told that through her faith and the faith of family members everyone praying for her she would fully recover from the stroke. Yes, I believe in miracles. The doctor in the ICU told me that it was the worst kind of stroke and that she may not live and if she did it would could take a long time to recover and may never fully recover.

NORMAN B. DILLE

...I want to add my testimony to my Fathers. I know God is real and that he hears our prayers. I know that the priesthood has been restored to earth. I have felt it's power in my life many times. I have seen it work miracles in my life as well as the lives of my loved ones. I am so grateful!

4 comments:

Amanda said...

I am so glad that your mom is recovering so quickly. I will continue to keep your family in my thoughts and prayers :)

The Stroh Family said...

Im so happy for you and your family, I cant or dont even want to imagine the loss of a mother. Lots of Love!!!

Georgia, Jason, and Abbi said...

Continue in your faith, Karina I know you are seeing the blessings because of it. We will always have you and your family in our prayers!

csotutu said...

So glad your mom is on the mend, or was on October 14th...Hope all continues well for her. Give her my love.