Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday March 30, 2009

Today was a good day for Lisa. She had speech therapy today and they are now allowing her to have a limited quantity of ice chips (5 to 6 per hour) but it is a start in the right direction. Lisa also sat in a straight back chair for the first time (not the cardio chair) so with the help of her Physical Therapists she stood turned and sat in the chair. She was able to stay for about 15 minutes and could have gone longer but she started having some muscle spasms in her back. All in all a big day for her. All the exercise wore her out so she napped for much of the afternoon which is good since we are hoping she will do more tomorrow and will need all of her strength.

Thank you for your support and prayers.

Jim and the kids


  1. Hi Lisa,
    Great job today!! I knew all that rest yesterday would do you some good today and help you move forward. Standing, turning, sitting up, and eating ice chips are great strides in your recovery. I can just see you smiling as you make progress. I have complete faith in you that you are going to make it all the way to the finish line. I think about you and talk about you every day. Keep it up.!
    Sandy Saldano

  2. Go Lisa!
    Keep moving in that direction, and you'll be better before you know it. You are never far from my thoughts, and I send you my positive energy daily. I can't wait until you are ready for visitors and I actually get to see you again, I miss you. Hang in there.
    Love, Tracy Hall

  3. Hi Lis, Jim, Josh, and Melissa,

    It sounds like you had a wonderful day. You are moving forward and that is wonderful. We love you.

    Titi, Colin, and Colie

  4. Yay! Great steps, Lisa! Thank you for working so hard. In a past life, I bet you never thought you'd be so proud of yourself for sitting up for 15 minutes:). It's funny how our lives have changed because of you and the examples you have set. I miss you.
    Love and prayers, Leslie Davison

  5. Lisa and Family,
    What great news and great progress! We are all so proud of you and rooting for Team Lisa!
    Lisa, I dearly miss our dinners and conversations, can't wait until I drive up into the parking lot and see your car with the hat in the window.....Love you bunches, Robyn

  6. Great news! We love you so much and think of you throughout our day. Something is missing at Carver and it is you.
    Kathleen J.

  7. Dearest Lisa and Family,
    What great news of your busy day! Keep up the hard work, as I know you will, and keep those therapists on their toes. We gratefully share in each of your successes, and are cheering you on with prayers and positive thoughts daily. "You've come a long way, Baby!"--and will continue on that road.
    Much love from Monica

  8. Dear Lisa,
    What great news! We are so proud of you and all the progress you are making every day. We hope today brings new steps forward - you can do this!
    We love you. Louie, Jackie, Jen, and Ryan