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Day 15 of our Captivity

posted Jul 30, 2011, 1:58 PM by Fay Watson   [ updated Jul 31, 2011, 6:50 AM ]
Okay...we aren't really being held captive.  We are on day 15th of our residency at Hermann Memorial Hospital in the Texas Medical Center (Houston).  David is making slow progress.  The 7 days on the ventilator and slow recovery from his long stay in ICU weakened him more than I had thought possible.  The stroke was a clot in the right side of his brain.  It has affected motor skills on the left side of his body, but not his intellect.  He is undergoing physical, speech and occupational therapy and each day shows progress in movement and speech.  He is gaining back sounds and learning to coordinate the muscles on the strong side (right side) with the weak side.  In some cases I am sure that new pathways are being established and with more use he will make more gains.  Really, the brain is a most wonderful organ!  I think people should be able to leave us comments here just click on the Visitor Thoughts link... I am not sure how that works with Google site websites...it is a new adventure!