On Sunday, June 28 Judy Simon tripped and fell in her apartment and hit her head on the floor. She took herself to the emergency room at Northwestern Hospital and was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma which required surgery on Wednesday, July 1. The operation removed the blood and decreased the pressure on her brain, but at the moment she is not herself. There have been a few moments over the last few days when she has responded to us, but she is not speaking or communicating.
Mimi and Joel are visiting with Judy at the hospital daily, and Karen arrived from California today (July 4). The hospital’s severe limits on visitors requires us to keep it at that. We are heartened by the outpouring of support and expressions of concern and kindness by so many people. And we do so wish that we could take you up on your many many offers to help. At this point, we can only ask for your hope and patience.
We will use this site to keep you all informed of any progress, though it appears that progress will be slow. We won’t update with every minute detail (positive or negative) so if you don’t see an update here please assume that things are more or less as they were as of the last update.
The days pass slowly and the air is filled with beeps and other hospital noises. If you care to share a story or a joke or an article or any other message you’d like Judy to have, we will be glad to have those to read to her. Any “snail mail” such as greeting cards can be sent to Joel Simon, 3536 N Hermitage, Chicago, IL 60657 and we will get those to her within a day or two.
Thanks very much for your healing thoughts and good wishes. We are grateful for your support and for the kind friendship you have shown Judy.