Friday, March 30, 2012
Well I've arrived in Lincoln and Alison is resting well. : ) Her brother gave a good report for the day, and says she's been working hard in her therapy sessions. She'll get a bit of a break from therapy over the weekend, but we have some friends coming to visit, as well as her puppy. : ) Since I just got here, I don't have many details, but her heart rate seems to be staying in a pretty normal range - in spite of all of the activity, and her breathing continues to be strong. I haven't heard any reports of new infections, but while in this stage, we're watching closely. We've secured on-campus housing through the hospital that is affordable and convenient, so we're all sharing that as we come and go. As I've said before, this is a marathon, not a sprint. And it's not even been three weeks since the stroke, but it does seem like a long time. Forward progress continues to be made, and Jeff heard from one of the therapists that it can take anywhere from 3–6 months or longer for the brain to recover to it's full potential. So we remain hopeful until we have reason to be otherwise. Please continue to pray and send positive thoughts of strength and faith for us all - especially Alison.