Libby Lehman's Journal
Written Feb 23, 2014 5:19pm by Sarah DavisToday Libby had a great afternoon visiting with three old high school friends. Susan Gartner, Linda Gorman and Patty Giles came over. They have all stayed in touch since their Memorial High days and actively participate with a great group planning their reunions. I'm sure the trip down memory lane was filled with lots of grins and giggles.
Lester reported that the trip to the beauty parlor went well and when I spoke with Libby on the phone she said she was now "hopeful" about her hair. I assured her it's looking good and that we all love the color. Even with all her set backs, our Libby looks as beautiful as ever.
Les has got the routine of counting and separating all her pills down to an organized routine. And what a trooper to chauffeur her to her pedicures, hair cuts and therapy. We are so thankful she has two great guys in her life to help her. Super big thank yous to Lester & Les! Gratefully yours - Sarah
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - Snip, Snip!
Written Feb 22, 2014 5:47pm by Cathy ArnoldToday Libby had her first visit to the Hair Salon in over 10 months! She said she felt like she was in heaven! She just had a shampoo and a cut (more like a "shaping" actually), with color deemed just too much trouble at this point. But it is wonderful that she is able to get back to so many things in her "normal" life. And who doesn't just love being pampered!
I chuckle when I recall how we (Libby and her sisters) used to give each other "home perms". Remember the awful smell and trying to roll the hair sandwiched between those slippery little papers on those tiny little rods? But boy did they work! Since we all had mostly straight hair, we thought the "frizzy" look was so glamorous and cool. (Excuse me, it was "body", not frizz). And if you coupled it with braces on the teeth, iridescent blue eye shadow, and pale pink lipstick - well, let's just not go there.
Anyway, today was a great day for Libby!
Written Feb 20, 2014 8:09pm by Sarah DavisArrived after work to find Libby and Tiffany working on their arts &crafts for the night - origami. Libby was concentrating, carefully folding the green waxed paper this way and then examining it and folding it another way. This is great for her fine motor skills. Declared it finished after about 20 minutes, and then held it up, laughed and said smiling "pretty pitiful". She certainly has not lost her funny sense of humor.
As Les prepared all her pills (which as you can imagine is quite a major task) he reported Libby had a great day at therapy. She was very talkative but did get confused and was really searching for the right words. We just didn't care how long it took. She was animated and as she said herself- "chatty Cathy". Sister Ellen called and when Lester held the phone up to her cheek she responded to Ellen's questions.
As we watched TV, she worked with her yellow putty. She told me she has homework and she does it. We talked about silly shows on television and Lester threw out a bit of trivia. His first college football game was against Louisiana Tech and Phil Robertson (of Duck Dynasty) was their quarterback. Lester scored a touchdown and (yes I'm biased but he was an AWESOME fullback) and Rice won.
Libby was so alert and animated tonight. Her personality was shining through. Even though she has many challenges her attitude, kindness and demeanor are incredible. Love to all~ Sarah