Diario de Libby Lehman
Sarah's grandson has arrived!
Escrito el 2 hours ago por Ellen AskeyAugustus Barrett Floyd weighed in at 7.6 pounds, 21 inches long, and quite handsome. Momma Chelsa is doing fine and Poppa Chuck couldn't be happier. They should go home from hospital tomorrow Thank God for this precious boy!
This has been a day of Wonderful news! To read Cathy's report for Libby today go to journal history below. You're gonna' like it!
Wednesday, Dec. 4th - The Santa Fe Trial leads to Houston
Escrito el 7 hours ago por Cathy ArnoldToday Libby had two visits from her dear friend and fellow quilt teacher/lecturer/author, Katie Pasquini Masopust from Santa Fe, NM. Katie reported that she and Libby had a good chat, and that Libby was able to write Katie's name on the Boogie Board. Katie visited along with Les in the early afternoon, and then returned later for a second visit. She said Libby was a little worn out in both visits from a very active session of therapies in the morning, but that she was impressed with the improvement in Libby's speech and other abilities since a month ago. Thank you, Katie, for traveling such a long distance to visit Libby!
Lester, who saw Libby today in his usual early morning visit and again in the mid-afternoon, wanted to also thank Katie for her visits and to thank his nephew, Alan Warren, and Alan's family in the following way :
"Alan, pass on to Phoebe and India (Alan and his wife, Amy's, two daughters) how much we appreciate them leaving the Boogie Board and Little People board for Libby to work with. She drew a very pretty and well drawn flower on the little people board yesterday. Also, she was writing the name of everyone who came into her room on the Boogie Board. It was very generous of them to share those two things with Libby - two very nice young girls. You and Amy should be very proud of your two beautiful daughters."One last shout out for Susan Gartner, Libby's faithful long-time friend, who also made an early morning visit to see Libby today. She texted a fabulous picture of Libby with Pia and Bola during physical therapy using a walker. I am having some technical difficulties getting it on this website, but I hope to make it available soon. It made my heart skip a beat when I saw it!
Tuesday - Let's Do Lunch!
Escrito el Dec 3, 2013 4:51pm por Ellen AskeyLibby "did lunch" today for the first time in many months. Her speech therapist Amy was so excited she texted the menu to me and reported that Libby ate about half of each item. Woohoo! Libby was able to tell us the menu, item by item, later in the afternoon (good short term memory demonstration), and she added that "the mashed potatoes were delicious"! She also liked the "ground sirloin, minestrone soup, milk, and cherry cobbler", but did say the cobbler was "too sweet".
Amy had apprised us of Libby's dislike of sweet things recently, and Libby told us one day, "Americans like things Too Sweet!" Probably true, but when Les asked her if she was going European did that mean he could bring her some fish (which she normally dislikes), she was quick to respond, "No-o-o-o-o!" Some of her tastes have changed, and some- apparently Not.
This morning was busy with therapies and lunch, and this afternoon with visitors. My hubby and I came bearing Christmas decorations for Libby's room, and her favorite item was a silly Christmas tree hat which plays music when you push the button and the tree "dances". Libby wore it to our house last Christmas to entertain our grandkids, and when she saw it today, she laughed and immediately put it on her head.
Libby played the music, wore the hat, and broke into some dance moves with her hands and shoulders for all of us (Les, Lester, Doris, Bill, and I) and Joe, her LVN and friend. She looked too adorable and seemed to be really grooving with the music! She thanked us for the decorations, but we received the Best gifts from her, by sharing her laughter and happiness. We should all have such a joyful spirit! She told Joe she was going to wear her music playing hat tomorrow during therapy - Oh to be a fly on the therapy room wall tomorrow!
Sarah's grandson update: still waiting for meds to kick in with possible launch time later today or early tomorrow. Stay tuned for developing news.