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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.

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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

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - "In Your Easter Bonnet….."

     Libby was not pleased with her haircut yesterday.  "Way too short!", she told me.  So I brought her some fun hats to wear.  She really enjoyed modeling them, and even did a little dance with her caregiver, Rayleen, each in their own "sombrero".  Too cute!
      When my husband, Bill and I visited with Libby and Lester and Rayleen this afternoon, they had just gotten back from lunch at Demaris Barbecue.  This is Trail Ride week in Houston, signaling the beginning of the Rodeo.  Riders come to Houston by horseback and covered wagon from various starting points, some over 200 miles away!  Yesterday was the Trail Ride Parade in downtown, and Lester volunteered as he has done for years to help "man" a tent set up for viewing by children and senior citizens.  Because it was colder yesterday than usual, Lester said the number of people attending the parade was less than usual.  But the children loved it, usually wearing cowboy boots and hat.  "Go Texan" indeed!
Cathy Arnold
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Mary Stanton
By Mary Stanton
So glad to see Libby looking like Libby! And happy for all of the milestones achieved!
Dorothy Kelly
By Dorothy in Houston
Love the picture with the ladies in their hats!
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Su Scott
By Su Scott
Cute look with the hats! Perhaps you also need a cowboy hat for the Rodeo!.... Enjoy cooler weather (since it IS winter time after all)....glad you aren't in New England! hugs su '-}
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Joy Gross
By Joy Gross
Very cute.. I hate when my hair is cut shorter than I wanted. :(
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Patricia Swatzell
By Patty Swatzell
Libby, your hair will grow back but till then enjoy your hats! I think hats are making a comeback! It is so good seeing you continue to progress the way you are. My prayers go out for you always.
God Bless
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Carol Baker
By Carol Baker
❤️ Love your glamour shot with the pretty and styling new hats! ❤️
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Glenda Marsh
By sew.lady
Three amigas? Is that the proper word for women friends in Spanish, Libby? Looks like you had fun as usual. Don't worry about the hair. My momma always said the difference between a good haircut & a bad one is about 2 weeks.
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sally Ickes
By Sally Ickes
Lookin' good!
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Barbara Wenders
By Barbara Wenders
Classy hats. I can't remember when Rodeo week was chilly.
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Janet Grosser
By Janet Grosser
LOVE the Easter bonnet bonanza! Lovely ladies all! And the nice thing about a haircut is that it WILL grow out if you don't like it! Sure do remember the "Go Texan" days from our youth. Tons of fun. ENJOY!
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