Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday May 08, 2009

Lisa continued to become more responsive today. She is now able to communicate with us and the medical staff by shaking and nodding her head as well as mouthing words. Her strength and spirit has amazed even the doctors. They continue to aggressively treat the Sepsis and we remain hopeful that soon we will begin to see signs that the infection is retreating.

Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and words of encouragement. Lisa continues to find strength in your love and support.

Jim, Josh and Melissa


  1. Hi Lisa,
    I am so happy that you continue to respond to the treatment and that you can communicate with your family. These are all good signs that you are on your way back to regaining your strength. I know you are the star patient. It doesn't surprise me that you are showing your amazing ability to fight whatever comes your way. I know you must be an inspiration to the doctors and nurses there. They are all doing their part and you are getting better. What more could we all ask for? My prayers for you are still for your complete recovery and that you will one day soon be resting in your own bed.
    Sandy Saldano

  2. Hi Lis,
    We are going to have to call you Sleeping Beauty from now on, it just took your Prince Jim to wake you up. So very glad to hear you are progressing so well. You just keep up the fight and you will be back in your castle soon, dear friend.
    Love you lots,

  3. I think I can speak for anyone who knows you and knows the battle you have had over the last 3 months, in saying, you are our hero! Never do you quit! I don't know anyone else that could have been as strong as you, Lisa! We won't understand everything, but in your case, I don't need to, I just am thankful I know YOU. Keep the faith! Lots of love,

  4. It was so nice to hear that Lisa responsiveness continues to improve. She is a very wise lady and I am sure she will find ways to communicate her thoughts to her Loved ones and to the medical staff. I admire all of you for inviting all of us to be with you on this journey. Clan Stephenson is the true meaning of FAMILY! God Bless you ALL!!
    Love & Prayers,

  5. Hey Lisa, I know you have had to endure a lot over the past few months but I still believe you are one of the strongest people I know, and I know that you can fight this. Stay strong and know that so many people are wishing you well. I hope you are surrounded by your family on Sunday. Happy Mother's Day to my West Coast Mom!
    :) Love, Kath

  6. Dearest Lisa and Family,
    Go, Lisa, Go! You and your Family are absolutely amazing and sooo inspirational! So glad to hear the latest good news--and just in time for Mothers' Day. You are our "Mother Cougar," and we are proud and honored to be part of your "Family." Continue fighting to jump this hurdle, and move forward on the road back to us. We are with all of you!
    Many prayers, much love, and positive thoughts, from Monica

  7. Dear Lisa,
    We are all in awe of you and your strength and determination. You just keep deflecting everything that is thrown up as a roadblock and move around it back onto your path that leads to home.
    We love you and can't wait until we can have our visits again.
    Love to all - Jackie, Louie, Jen, and Ryan

  8. Hi Lisa,
    You go Girl!! I am not one bit surprised by this great news. You are an inspiration to me...and I know I can speak for all of TEAM Lisa. We're all thinking of you and looking forward to continued improvements. Jim, Josh and Melissa, please let me know if you or Lisa need anything at all. Stay strong.
    With love to all of you.

  9. Mi amiga, Lisa -
    You are one tough cookie - I know your determination is amazing and your spirit unquenchable. Each hurdle you've faced has found you ready to fight and overcome. With your strength and Team Lisa right there with you, you will improve. I am miles away, but I am right there with you in spirit and thought. We are ALL there with you -
    Love from WA,

  10. Hi All we are thinking about you all in the latest little hiccup in Lisa's recovery everything is sent to try us for a reason and again she have done us all proud with the effort she is putting in to her speedy recovery. We are thinking about you guys every day and send you our prayers daily be strong for each other and thanks for keeping us informed. Give Lisa a hug and Kiss from Joyce and Jack. Lots of Love The Richards xxx