Chris’s Story

Site created on May 1, 2021

For those of you who do not know, Chris suffered a stroke on Thursday April 29, 2021.  She was transported to the local hospital in Abingdon and then moved to Bristol Regional Medical Center for evaluation by the neurology team there.  She will likely be in the hospital this week and this is the site where Steve will keep everyone updated.  We will be setting up visitation schedules for hospital visits to help relieve Steve as well as other help we can provide as Chris begins her rehab process and eventually comes home.  

Newest Update

Journal entry by Lynn Manweiler

From Steve

Monday-Tuesday update:. Monday started early with OT and ST starting at 9am with Joan participating.  Their return to Holly Knob was complicated by the need to visit a drug store.  Fortunately for Chris the drugstore they chose is next door to Abingdon's newest ice cream shop so  lunch turned out to be ice cream.  I tried unsuccessfully to be the stern parent on that choice but they were not buying that.  With sugar snaps, shiitakes, scallions from the garden a stir fry for supper was an easy choice.  Then early to bed for all.  Tuesday we had to go to JMH in the am and pm for tests with a stop in between at my community  garden plot to pick collards.  After the 2pm appointment she insisted we stop at Snaveley's store where she ordered a slaw dog.  Mrs Snaveley patiently pointed to the choices on the menu to determine what she wanted and I filled in the blanks.  Once back on the road she tore into that hotdog "like a hobo on a ham sandwich" (thanks Smitty!).  Then home for outdoor walks and a quiet supper with a gentle rain falling. Thanks all, Stevo
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