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Jan 29, 2017 Latest post:
Feb 1, 2017
Sally's story started 87 years ago this past Christmas. Many of you know and understand that Sally in recent years has succumbed to the disease of Alzheimers. She has been fighting a good fight, choosing diligently to stay engaged with those around her.In October the family made a decision to take Sally out of memory care in St. Louis to give her full time care with her daughter Janet in St. Petersburg, Florida. Sally has always loved Florida and of course loves to be warm or maybe, not to be cold. The move went well and Sally began to settle in with Janet. About two weeks ago Sally began to experience abdominal pain but could not express well what exactly was going on. In the following days there were doctor visits and a couple of trips to the ER. Finally the change in the scans revealed that she likely had an intestinal blockage. Although the family was aware of many of the risks the only solution was surgery. The surgery went very well and a foot of the small intestine was successfully removed. The repercussions of the surgery have been more challenging. Sally had a very hard time waking following the operation. Slowly she responded and began to talk a little to Janet and Mary. She became responsive enough to be moved to a rehab unit where she could get the proper physical therapy.Although we have hope that Sally can still recover, since her move to the rehab unit on January 24 she is not wanting to eat or drink....we need your prayers! Sally's sister Denny is coming to stay and give her big sister some special attention. We are starting this CaringBridge page to keep you informed. We will also pass along any greetings you may have for Sally. At this point she is not very responsive but we continue to encourage her. Thanks in advance for your love and prayer.