The early hours of this day didn't start out so great. This was the first night that the cath was out and she was up/down every hour. So sleep was not to be for either of us. One good thing about this is she was up walking every hour :) Sleep finally came for her about 4am then she was up about 0740 wanting a shower!!! I must say she LOVED the shower :) she said it felt so good to just have some hot water running over her! PT/OT also came today and they really gave her a workout & gave us homework to work on :) Trust me Taylor will make sure that Jordan has a chance to try things FIRST before she receives help from us. The workout also brought pain her way and today is the first day she had something besides Tylenol during the day for pain. Today she also learned that she would be off to Cardinal Hill for 2-3 weeks for some intense rehab. Why she understands the need for this, she was very emotional about it. In Jordan's words "can't I just fast forward and be done with all this shit? I am so ready to just be home!" Today also has been the first day that Taylor has got to spent the whole day with her. There have been lots of tears from both of the girls and Taylor was very excited to get her first "real" hug from Jordi today. We finally made it out of ICU this afternoon and are in a progressive care unit. Jordan feels very vulnerable at this time & does not to wish to have visitors. Jordan is very independent and this has been a very emotional transition having to ask for help from others :( She appreciates all the thoughts/prayers from everyone!!!
Now the physical update~Jordan's right side continues to get the feeling back a little each day, balance is also an issue, the left side of her face is still very weak, and her eyes/vision are still double. Jordan continues to have that big smile of hers despite the long road ahead. The moment of sadness that she has I keep reminding her the goal that she is working towards!
Today as I type this update my girls are both asleep, one in bed, one in a chair, & holding hands.
I am thankful God has given us this second chance with Jordan. Miracles can happen! PRAY FOR JORDAN
Keeping you in prayers knowing that God has that baby and each of you in his arms!!!ReplyDelete
Amazing how well she is progressing! We will continue to pray! Give her big hugs from Todd and Lear!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
I will be praying. She is so lucky to have a strong family to help her.ReplyDelete
Glad to read this update...been stalking all day, again :) Glad she is out of ICU and that she is up walking around. I know it was hard for her to hear that she will have to go to Cardinal Hill for a couple of weeks :( We are still praying for her speedy recovery! <3ReplyDelete
Love and prayers to all of you!!!! Tell Jordi we love her and this is just a little speed bump for such a strong young woman! Praying every day for her continued healing:)ReplyDelete
We are happy to hear that she is doing so well! We are thinking of her and wishing her a speedy recovery! :-) :-) :-) :-)ReplyDelete
I guess I am starting with the good news and working my way backwards reading the posts... If only life let you know the positive outcome in the beginning as well :)ReplyDelete
I was diagnosed with a cavernous angioma in the left pons/medulla region in 2006 when I was 21 after a bad bleed. Long road to say the least, but a positive attitude, sense of humor, and FAITH get you through! The amazing support of family and friends is absolutely priceless, and it is obvious Jordan has just that.
I look forward to keeping up with this blog, and just know you have someone cheering and praying for you in Dallas! If you, Jordan, or anyone else wants to talk just let me know! I can definitely appreciate the love of a hot shower. Sponge baths just aren't the same. Good luck and continue the impressive progress!