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11/25/2016 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.
As most of you know by now, Mom had a severe stroke last Thursday. She has been and still is at Fairview-Southdale Hospital in Edina. Myself/Michelle, Jim and Dana (Granddaughter) have been here since last Friday evening. Mom's condition is very serious. She has trouble swallowing, so they had to put a feeding tube in through her nose a few days ago (to provide enough nutrition to sustain her). She has not been able to get out of bed, only sit on the side of the bed with much assistance from a Physical Therapist. She recognizes people and various events, etc., which is good! The Dr. says she is almost ready, probably Friday, to be transferred to a rehab facility. Jim and I went to look at one today and I'm going to look at another one tomorrow morning. Dana is going back to CA tomorrow morning and Jim is flying back to FL Friday afternoon. I'm staying until Sunday to help Mom get settled into the next facility. Jim and I will try to come back twice in Dec., then Paula and Dana will be able to stay for a few days at Christmas time. I think after she gets settled into the next place, she will be more able and accepting of seeing friends and visitors. This will be a long process, but we'll take one day at a time.
We want to thank all of you for you kind words and wishes, flowers and cards. Mom has a lot of great neighbors and friends in the area. So, just keep thinking good thoughts for Mom's recovery. Wishing you and yours a Very Happy Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Be sure to check here often for updates...