Eileen continues to improve every day and her spirits remain high! She was released from both her Occupational Therapy and her Physical Therapy from Centegra . Even though she continues to improve both the program and insurance company said this is enough which really sucks(sorry about this but I couldn't find another word).
She continues with her Aqua Therapy but her therapist there has taken a new job and she is now working with the owner Kelly. We have learned to be rather resilient and for those of you that know us well, this has been difficult but we seem to be adjusting and adapting. Angelo our in house therapist has been increased from one 2 hour session per week to three 2 hour sessions per week.
While I was out in Durango with my 47th annual ski trip with my buddies, we had a real nice fundraiser at the Sow's Ear with live music and all the prime rib and wine you could consume. George donated the restaurant and prime rib and Chris donated all the wine and Deanna and Lynda helped so much in insuring that all went well. Another big THANK YOU to all of you and the great people of Durango who donated the raffle prizes. We had almost 80 people on a snowy night which was awesome and raised over $4100(which almost covered Eileen's Botax injection(in her hand ) when I returned. Pictures I promise will be posted in a week......
With the wedding up coming we are trying to get the house spruced up as well as tend to the wedding plans and all that is involved. Eileen as well as all of us welcome JR and are so looking forward to the big day. Eileen's dress is totally awesome !
At the same time we have begun the planning of the 3rd Annual Eileen Strong Golf Outing on June 19th at the Golf Club of Illinois. Over 500 personalized solicitation letters just went out trying to get items for the silent and live auction as well as sponsor letters. If you can help us with any items please contact me. The mass mailing and email mailings will go out latter. Please consider golfing or at least going to the dinner/auction.
We are planing another trip to Craig in the fall, and will continue to look at other options to find the help Eileen needs with PT and OT. Insurance and out of network expenses continue to keep me up at night, Right now non of Eileen's options are covered under her Blue Cross plan such as RIC, Marion Joy and Craig Hospital. Three sessions at any one of these center could be $4000 a week and Craig is more like $12,000 for the week.
This week we bought an used regular chair so Eileen can sit in something other than her wheel chair a little bit each day.
Your prayers and assistance are always needed and very appreciated.