Saturday, May 9, 2009

Saturday May 9, 2009

As a family we’re blown away with Mom’s emotional, spiritual and physical strength. She continues to improve each day and fight all of the obstacles with every ounce of her being.

Though the doctors are still aggressively fighting the infection and looking for improvement in her lungs, her oxygen levels are steadily heading to more normalized levels and she is communicating through a lot of frustrating chart pointing and mouth reading.

We can’t thank you enough for your continued support and prayers.
With complete love, gratitude and appreciation,

Melissa & The Fam.


  1. I'm so happy to hear about the improvements you are making each day, Lisa. If anyone can overcome this I know it is you. Have a wonderful Mother's Day with your beautiful family. They have been so great to keep us posted on your progress every day through this blog.

    Love, Kath & the gang :)

  2. Dear Lisa,
    Happy Mother's Day! Lakewood Theater - Popeye, The Movie - Turning all the paper money the same way - Knott's Berry Farm, Paddle Boats - Just a few fun "Mom" memories.
    Have a wonderful day and know that you are a big part of all of your friends' celebrations as well. I am a better person because of your example. I love you. Jackie

  3. Happy Mother's Day Lisa! Keep it up, you'll be well very soon. How could you not be with your strength, determination, and the unwavering support of your family?
    I'm so thrilled with this good news, keep it coming!
    Love, Tracy Hall

  4. Hi Lisa,
    I am not surprised to hear that you are coming back in strength and spirit. It is just what I have been praying for. I know you wish you were home this Mother's Day, but I know your amazing family will be right there with you tomorrow. The two of us have supported each other through so many "mom things" and there is no one else I could have shared the things I told you. Thanks for always being the best listener when I needed someone. My love, thoughts, and prayers will be with you, especially tomorrow.
    Sandy Saldano

  5. Doesn't surprise me at all! You're a champ!
    Happy Moms Day.
    Kathleen J.

  6. Hi Lisa, I have been following your journey, but unable to send a comment since Sara showed me how. Jean is over now and showed me again. So I'm glad to be able to write and give you my best wished and prayers. I look forward to checking on you daily. Keep up the good fight. Jean and I just went out to dinner and are about to sit down and crochet while we watch a movie. All my love. Michelle

  7. Stephenson Family,
    Not only do you support, love, and encourage your mom/wife, you are able to give a gift to us by the way you write this blog. You always put the facts in the most positive of lights. You are eternal optimists, as Michael J. Fox has said. You don't seem to ask why, but instead, what's next(with every intention of giving it your all). Thank you for showing us a beautiful mother's day in your hospital room, because I know there will be love abounding there.
    Love and prayers,

  8. On this Mother's Day eve we look towards the great women that inspire us. Lisa, you will serve as our great inspiration tomorrow and are blessed to have you in our lives. Have a fabulous Mother's Day and know you will be celebrated! Love and prayers.

  9. Dear Lisa, I just want to wish you a happy Mother's Day! And.... I want you to know how amazing we all think you are...just keep plugging away and things will get better. We think about you daily and are all amazed of your strength.. you are a hero to us all! Love, Lynda

  10. Dear Lisa,
    Happy Mother's Day! You truly are an inspiration to all us women and Mom's whose constant fight, stamina and incredible strength is demonstrated each and every day.To the Stephenson Family, THANK YOU!!!, for sharing Lisa's progress each day. You are all our prayers. You are all an amazing family.
    Nancy Hoyt

  11. Dear Lis,

    Happy Mother's Day! I can't help but think of the many wonderful, touching, and yes, hilariously funny times we had raising our two beautiful daughters and your great son Josh. You taught me how to be a patient, loving, relaxed mom by example. Even back then you were setting the standards. I'm a better mom because of you.

    Thank you all so much for this sharing your mom with so many of us.

    Love you,
    Titi, Colin, and Colie

  12. Happy Mother's Day Lisa!!!!
    You are my perfect example of motherhood and the comments above prove how important and loved you are by all of us!! Your family continues to show us the power that a strong, loving, supportive team has on the Mother/Wife they love and it is truly inspiring! I love you all and wish you a blessed, happy and healthy Mother's day!
    Nurse Judy

  13. Dear Jim and Lisa and family,

    On this day to be thankful for Mothers, we are thankful to hear this update today for Lisa and that she is fighting and improving one little step at a time. We continue to hold your family up in our prayers to God that he will heal Lisa, We also pray that each one of you may continue to have the strength to support Lisa. God Bless each of you.

    Rich and Shery Ghazarian

  14. Happy Mother's Day, Lisa. I am so thankful that you are showing improvements. What a blessing for you and your family on this special day. We are all so thankful for you, Lisa, and and the wonderful inspiration that you bring to everyone who loves you . The record of this blog will be a true testament of someone who is determined to create her own path! You are amazing. Enjoy your family today.

    Love from Donna

  15. Happy Mother's Day Lisa!

  16. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY LISA! I am happy to know that your O2 levels are coming back and that you continue to fight with every fiber of your being. May I suggest a white board to aide with communication? I gave one to my Dad when he was not able to talk and it helped. Thank You all for allowing us to join you on this journey.
    Love &n Prayers,