Our mother, Linda Roy, suffered a hemorrhagic stroke at home sometime early morning on Monday, January 20, 2020. She was immediately airlifted to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, New York, for treatment. The scope of mom's condition is still being investigated by her doctors and, at present, has little mobility in her left arm and leg, and has speech difficulties. Since Monday, we have noticed her speech improving, and the PT/OT staff at Upstate have begun initial therapy. Thankfully, mom can communicate in writing when there is a need, and she has no loss of memory. For the many of you that know her well, Linda has a strong streak of determination and perseverance, and she is eager to begin more focused PT/OT. She has told us many times already, "I have to push, push, push!"
As a family, we are eternally grateful for the continued thoughts, prayers, and other sentiments of concern that have been expressed. The road ahead will not be an easy one to travel, but, together with her fighting spirit, and the loving family that surrounds her, we are very optimistic about her recovery. We are also so very thankful for the loved ones and friends, and the care team at LCGH, for caring for our father, Dennis, who is suffering from Lewy-Body Dementia and is a resident at the nursing home. Dad is NOT aware of mom's condition as we believe full knowledge of what happened will be too much for him and cause unnecessary anxiety in his current state.