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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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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

Monday, January 26, 2015 - One of the best days of the year!

Today Lester reported:
      "This morning started off with a first since Libby had her stroke - she tied her shoe laces for the first time!  I know this sounds like a menial task, but it shows that her left hand has really improved.   Rayleen reported that Libby had a great day in physical therapy  and RAMP (her specialized left neglect therapy).   Daniel, her PT therapist, said Libby's ability to balance has really improved since he saw her last week.   When he told her this, she started dancing,  much to the enjoyment of those all around. 
      Tomorrow is a free day, then another hard day on Wednesday,  and off again on Thursday, and then a full day on Friday when she has her first therapy with ‎Dr. Johti, her new neurophysicologist.  I am hoping and praying for continued recovery for my dear Libby!    
Thanks again to each and every one of you who have helped make this possible.
Great day,
Love to all,

Lester"

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Comments

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Janet Grosser
By Janet Grosser
It just doesn't get much better than this! Don't know if I can stand so much "good news" all at once. But don't stop improving, Libby. You go girl!
Barbara Wenders
By Barbara Wenders
Keep up the good work, Libby. We are all cheering for U.
Dionne Matthies-Buban
By Dionne Matthies-Buban
fantastic!
Deb Tilton
By Deb Tilton
Thanks for the outstanding report, Lester! Soon you two will be waltzing around the house!!
Sandra Wilcox
By Sandy Wilcox
Wow! Libby and Lester, such progress. Libby, you're coming more and more back to your loving family and friend. You can do it, girl.
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margaret williams
By margaret williams
Go, Libby, go! I estimate 6 months. Until they let you at that sewing machine. Seriously, you got this. Only thing is - Lester might have to learn how to use a rotary cutter.
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Su Scott
By Su Scott
wow. Libby, you've come a LONG way baby! I'm so happy to hear that you are doing so very well. Thrilled and joining you in your happy dance! hugs su '-}
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Clara Lawrence
By Clara Lawrence
Outstanding news. So proud of you Libby!
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Karenina Grun-Louie
By Karenina Grun-Louie
AWESOME!
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Judy Morningstar
By Judy Morningstar
You are doing so well, and trying so hard! And all this hard work is paying off big time in your skills and mobility returning. You are just amazing. You seem to be doing so much better now that you are home in your own bed. Cheers for you and your hard working family and team!
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