Sylvia MacAller Sylvia’s Stroke Recovery

First post: Dec 14, 2020 Latest post: Dec 22, 2020
Welcome  Family and Friends
On the morning of November 29,2020 My mom Sylvia suffered a massive stroke. My dad found her near the bed and immediately called 911. She was taken to the hospital where she immediately underwent surgery to remove the clot that had traveled to her brain. The surgery was successful but the stroke greatly affected her leaving  her paralyzed on her left side. 
The doctor told us that first 72 hours after a stroke are the most critical. However, anybody who knows my mom knows that she is one tough cookie. She showed the doctors and nurses that she was not about to give up and over the past few weeks has made huge strides. 
My sister Chrissy, brother in law Pete and I all flew in Monday night and Gina and all of his grandkids were there as well  to rally around my him and let him know that we are here for him as well. We cooked for him, stayed the week with him, and even put up the tree and outside lights on their house to bring some joy and spirit to him. Gina lives close by and continues to be a regular presence for him. 
We have  not been able to see my mom due to Covid which is very difficult however, we have all done  FaceTime with her daily.  Although  she can’t verbally respond to us , she has let  us know by slightly opening her eyes  that she understands us. We have told her how much we love her, we’ve played Christmas music for her and even played my late grandpa Joe playing the violin which she especially loved. 
Yesterday (Wednesday) We FaceTimed her and we were all overjoyed to see her eyes wide opened and her smile for us several times. She even lifted her right hand to wave to us. 
My mom has a very long road ahead of her with rehabilitation but she has a very supportive and loving family who will make sure she has the very best care and will be there every step of the way to help her on her journey to getting back to her vivacious self. She is a strong lady and I know she’s fighting to get back on track.
I will try to update this page every few days as her  condition improves or if she does something so wonderful that I just have to share it. 
Thank you  from the bottom of our hearts for your continued love and prayers. Your prayers have certainly been heard and we are forever grateful. 
Love, Syls family 

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