Mary has had one rare occurrence after another, help change her life.
The reason for this campaign is to help her regain as much function as possible after so many have given up on her. To keep her motivated to try and to recognize all gains as a true miracle from hard work.
June 22, 2022
Let me preface this with I thought outpatient was the answer because the equipment they have. Well it wasn’t, and the therapist was so awful. Honestly her karma is so bad for how she treated my mom and knowing that is enough for me. We lost a month of rehab due to her completely dismissing what my mom could do and then humiliating her by dropping her. My mom hurt her leg and refused to do anything for two weeks after that mess.
Anyways, I was definitely a little discouraged too but I always always find the silver lining or another option in anything. I had been talking to two therapists that my mom worked with years ago, like 5 years ago, more for confirmation that I wasn’t imagining her not being able to do certain things that she could now, and they both confirmed that. One no longer works in the field as he’s dealing with a horrible family matter and the other has no plans to stay with UH Home Care because it’s such a mess since they took over Lake Health. Chris is the head assessor and Mike was the therapist that worked with her the most. Having one without the other was not what I would want.
Then I remembered we were with St Vincent Home Care for a few months early last year when mom first came home. It was for wound care primarily but she did work with a home pt therapist that we loved. Joe was the main accessor and Cory the therapist. Mainly to get her core strength back after such a long hospital stay but they did a lot of leg exercises with her too. I reached out to them and they took her back immediately. Joe came out last Thursday and it was truly my favorite thing to happen so far in this journey. His face when he saw her rise up. I wish I could bottle that feeling. I’m so proud of her for not giving up and really pushing. Cory came today and the texts he sent me after I probably will never erase. The last one..
“She did amazing today. I'm looking forward to what is to come”
This is how that first outpatient visit should have gone, but it didn’t and you know what? That’s fine. These are the two she was meant to be working with. They have a clear vision of where she was and where she is. I’m so excited for her, it is so fun to have so much hope. <3
Thanks for reading,
May 18, 2022
You guys are all amazing. Thank you so very much!
Yesterday we had our story in our local paper, The News Herald. It made my mom feel very special, and she is.
So the first video of her standing she did her countdown to ten, she is up to 40! And I didn’t see it, but her daytime caregiver (whom I thank God for every single day) swears to me that my mom was standing this morning and let go of the standing machine she usually holds on to . This is major. I am hoping to see her do this on Thursday and I will post another video.
Thank you all again for your generosity and for caring about my mom
Never ever give up hope <3
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May 22, 2022
Sending love and prayers for continued healing
May 22, 2022
Praying for a full recovery.
May 21, 2022
I'm praying for you!!