Tracy Viebrock

First post: Sep 24, 2021 Latest post: Mar 29, 2022
Hey everyone, thanks for visiting mom's site. I am hoping by doing this I can keep everyone updated in one place. I know mom has an army behind her and it's not always easy to keep in touch with everyone. I'm hoping this will be a way for anyone who would like us to get a message to her to be able to do that too. She really enjoys hearing from everyone so feel free to keep them coming and we will make sure she gets them.

Today we are a month into mom's current condition and up until yesterday we still had more questions than answers...and as much as I would like to tell everyone that we have all the answers, the truth is we probably never will. She doesn't have an exact diagnosis, so I can't tell anyone what exactly is wrong let alone what her prognosis really is. Maybe some day her story will reach someone who has those answers for us, but the neurology team she has at the U of M have never seen anyone with her condition before, and the neurosurgeon who did her surgery has only seen it once in his life and not exactly like moms. To say we have been frustrated while she's been here is an understatement. Rather than the doctors just telling us they didn't know, they told us things based on their own opinions when they really didn't know anything so everything that has been reiterated to pretty much everyone is probably not totally correct and hopefully I'll be able to explain things better now. 

Monday mom is scheduled to move to a rehab facility in Red Wing. She has a long road ahead of her in her recovery and we have no idea how much she will be able to do but as long as she won't give up neither will we. To see the smile she still has for the little things in life makes the fight all worth our while. Once she gets there and settled and started on some rehab we'll let everyone know how to find her so you can go visit. As much as we know she loves us, we know she'd like to see other people too. 

I'm going to try and tell mom's story for as long as she needs me to as best that I can. I know everyone is wondering what happened and what she has going on, mom wants to know that now too...and I'll read her every entry that gets made here (eventually) so that she knows how her story has been told too, but for now we want her to focus on rehab and getting out of here and she's already anxious about that. We do tell her what's been told to everyone else and obviously she can hear the doctors, but it might not have been said to her in the same context so she doesn't get scared or upset, so please keep that in mind if you're talking to her in the near future.

Her story will be too long to start here so follow her journal entries as I share the road we've been down already and follow the long one that's still ahead of us. We can't thank you all enough for being there for mom and for all of us too.