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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.

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.  

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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, and recently a return to a skilled nursing care and rehab facility after a bout with an infection in the hospital. She continues moving on an uneven road to recovery with ongoing care and therapies. Thank you so much for your interest, support, and concern. Libby is blessed with so many friends, old and new!

Latest Journal Update

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - Free Day

     Libby loved having a day of no therapy and no "commitments".  She did work on her therapy homework with her caregiver, Latasha, at home.     But she loved being able to relax and not have to hurry to get to therapy, which can take over an hour each way depending on the traffic.    Lester took Libby and Latasha out to Pappy's Restaurant for supper.  When I talked to Libby in the early evening, she said she loved her chicken tender salad.  Libby loved salads before her stroke, and now she seems to be enjoying them again.
      Libby also told me about her therapies on Friday.  She was very proud of her ability to climb the stairs in physical therapy, telling me that she "aced it"!  Lester also told me that Libby had her first session with Dr. Johti, a neuropsychologist, on Friday.  These meeting are private (one on one with the patient), so we do not know exactly what transpired, but Libby seemed happy and pleased with the session.  She deserves this privacy, and we will all respect it.
Happy Super Bowl weekend!
Love,
Cathy

PS.  After a lot of trial and error, I have had a breakthrough on how to post pictures on CaringBridge.  (It is not always an easy process).  So I am going to randomly post some pictures that I wanted to post previously, but was unable to do so for some reason.   This is one of Sheila Frampton Cooper, a very talented quilting artist and teacher,  visiting Libby during the Houston Quilt Festival this past October.  Sheila made a beautiful quilt for the Inspired by Libby Exhibit, and she taught on the Libby Lehman Cruise to benefit Libby.   Thank you so much, Sheila!
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Becky Potts Baker
By Becky Potts Baker
I love the picture of Libby and Shelia - look at both of them with sparkling, happy eyes and smiles. Lovely!
Diane Schultheiss
By Diane Schultheiss
Great to be able to relax and enjoy the day. God bless you with continued healing, joy and peace.
Beth Kennedy
By Beth
We like those "aces", Libby!
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Barbara Browne
By Barb Browne
Congrats on your techie progress, Cathy! Thanks for the frequent updates on Libby. Praying for her.
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