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Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Stroke Whisperer

So hubby had to be taken off blood thinners for a short time, because of bleeding issues. He was again a bit dehydrated, and this made it worse for him and his kidneys. He got back into his therapy after this lapse, but is anemic now, and this must be rectified, or he may end up in the hospital across the street(which is connected by a bridge). This we do not want, so prayers are surely needed that what they will try to get his iron levels back on track will work.

Any complications get him further down the line for the possibility of coming home, which is what he wants. The less medicines that he is on, the more goal oriented that he is.Paperwork, work, family life, etc. is upon us, and travel is constant.

I am thankful for so many things. I am thankful for the good friends that God has placed in my life, Ken's life, and our children's lives. This work is difficult, and we pray that God's will be done.

Thank you for all your support, emails, kind words and phone calls. If I cannot get back to you, understand that it is probably some imminent medical matter, or logistics taking place, and now is a time for priorities. But, your continued support and prayers are so very important to us, and I thank you for them.

xo Lydia

ps- Many of you know that I was raised bi-lingually, and dabble in a couple of languages- well, ok, more than a couple. I can now add the Stroke language to my list. It is amazing to start to figure out things that seem non-sensical, to actually mean some very important things. Ken will find replacement words, when he cannot think of the 'proper' word. When you just replace maybe 1 word or concept, everything makes all the sense in the world. It is just that because of different mental states due to the physical body, fatigue, medicines, and the constant filing going on in the brain, it just may come out a little disjointed at times.

I am amazed at his intellect, at the same time that I want to take this all away from him. I am sorry that he is going through this, but it is all in God's hands now. Have Mercy on us Lord.



vivian said...

hi doll, sorry to hear of the set back. I hope that it will be minor and will rectify quickly so that your dear husband can come home to his family. I know youre busy and caught up in this whirlwind.. so dont worry about getting back to me.. I wish there was something I could do for you.
But I will pray, and that is really important too.. so just know that I am praying for you and your husband.. health, strength, comfort, peace and joy. and also that your financial burdens will be eased.

Diva Kreszl said...

sweet Lydia, thanks for the update on Ken, I will ceratinly continue to hold him in my prayers. I shall be parying for you as well and your kids too, you all need strength and God's love and support to see you through.

Laurie said...

Lydia, you're doing great. I know Ken will regain his strength. It's interesting about the stroke language, isn't it? I used to work for the AHA in the 80's when so much was being learned in this area; it's fascinating how the brain compensates.