Libby’s Story

Please see the background story below and the subsequent updates under "Journal" for the tragic and amazing story of Libby Lehman's stroke and her ongoing recovery.  The family so appreciates your comments and concern.

If you would like to make a contribution to the "Libby Lehman Medical Fund", you may use paypal.com.  Just set up an account with paypal.com and donate to libby.medfund@gmail.com,  or send a check to her sister, Cathy Arnold, at 2220 Stanmore, Houston, TX 77019 for deposit into a special account at JPMorgan Chase Bank.  

Please do not make a contribution to CaringBridge "in tribute to Libby" as solicited on this website.  Those donations go to the CaringBridge website, not to Libby!

Libby gave so much to so many people.  She needs your support now.

On April 30, 2013, Libby had a ruptured aneurysm in her doctor's office and she was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Lester had taken her to the doctor's office because she had suffered severe headaches for a few days, starting in Paducah, Kentucky at a quilting conference.   The following day she had a 7 hour surgery to clip the aneurysm.  Several days later she suffered a stroke and vascular spasms and required additional surgery.  Updates on Libby's progress are in the  "Journal" section, including her many months in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, a few weeks at home, a return to a skilled nursing care and rehab facility, and thankfully, Libby is now BACK HOME again with hubby Lester and round the clock caregivers. She is currently making great strides in her many therapies, including the RAMP program at T.I.R.R. Kirby Glen rehabilitation center. The road to recovery is a long and uneven road, but Libby is working hard and successfully to regain use of her left side and to overcome some cognitive issues. Thank you so much for your interest, support, and concern. Libby is blessed with so many friends, old and new!

Latest Journal Update

Monday- Feeling Lousy

Libby was feeling lousy today with bad stomach aches starting last night and lasting through the day today with a low fever. Of course, the field trip planned for today was postponed until next Monday. Libby managed to get a little food down but mostly sipped cool liquids and took it easy.   Hoping and praying she feels better soon. 
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Comments

19 Comments

margaret stewart
By Margaret Stewart - Jacksonville, FL
Sorry to hear Libby was feeling icky today. Hope it passes soon. Maybe we have to have an occasional down day to best appreciate the good ones more - at least it seem to work that way with me. Feel better soon, Libby.
Sharon Binter
By Sharon Binter
Feel better soon. 😃😃😃
Deb Tilton
By Deb Tilton
Feel better soon, Libby. This too shall pass. Hugs and prayers!!
Deb Tilton
By Deb Tilton
Feel better soon, Libby. This too shall pass. Hugs and prayers!!
Mary Mohler
By Mary Mohler
Praying extra for her-I have had stomach fju for three days and lost 13 lbs of water-seems to be subsiding now-Praying she doesn't have as much problems
Minnie Cappel
By Minnie Cappel
Libby , you have been one busy lady lately . Rest up and take it easy for a day or two . Hope you up and out soon ! 😊🌷
margaret williams
By margaret williams
Oh no! Maybe some Bluebell ice cream would help. Feel better, sweet Libby.
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Sallie Smith
By Sallie Smith
Yes indeed. Feel better soon, Libby!!
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Lesly-Claire Greenberg
By Lesly-Claire
Hope you feel better tomorrow. Sending hugs.
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