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10/13/2017 Latest post:
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. On Friday, October 6, 2017, Jane suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. She was life flighted to the University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. It was a significant stroke. She is in good hands and has made slow, steady progress each day. On October 8th she was taken off the ventilator. On October 11th she passed the "swallow test" which will enable her to have liquids and soft solids like pudding. The plans are for Jane to be tranferred to Rusk Rehabilitation Center in Columbia for therapy when her physical condition improves. Presently, there is no meaningful estimate for how long she will remain in therapy at Rusk. Jane is able to receive and communicate information and displays her wit, sense of humor, thoughtfulness and kindness. Dennis and Mary Kay and Ted Roofener have been fielding numerous calls and texts daily from Jane's many concerned friends and family members. In order to keep everyone informed of Jane's condition and continuing progress, (and importantly, to give some relief to Dennis, Ted and Mary Kay who have been giving the same information dozens of times a day) this site has been opened. Dennis will provide this site with current updates, so Jane's friends and family can keep advised of the latest information on her progress. When you visit the site, you can leave a comment or message, all of which will be shared with Jane. Because Jane needs her rest to regain her strength and maximize her recovery, Dennis will let you know when in person visits will be helpful. Until then, you can receive the latest updates on this site. Jane is blessed with a multitude of caring friends and it is hoped this site will serve to keep them fully informed. Your continued thoughts and prayers are appreciated.