Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July has been CRAZY!!

Can't believe that I have not updated the blog since the first of July!  So, sorry for the LATE update!  First lets start with the battle to get outpatient therapy set up! Let's just say that it took too much time for my liking but after throwing a major MOM fit we started outpatient last week!  Therapy seems to be going good & she has been referred to the Climb program which we are really excited about!  This will mean physical, occupational & speech therapy 3xwk from 8-4.  This program helps people get back into the work place/school and is very intense!  Jordan is super excited because being independent enough to return to Morehead is her biggest goal!
Now that I have mentioned going back to school, lets discuss that touchy subject!  The decision to return or not to return for this Fall has still not been made.  We visited with Morehead officials last week & I can't say enough GREAT things about all of them!  They will be very accommodating if she decides to try it in 3 wks or when she returns in Jan 2013.  Whatever, the decision ends up being it is going to be VERY hard on all of us!
During these past 3 weeks we have really been trying to get into a "normal" routine around here.  Jordan also got her new puppy, Cooper!  He is half lab/half boxer & is the cutest thing ever! Everyone seems to think we have all good days but let me tell you, there are good & bad days! Jordan is still very positive but she is still "not happy" she had the surgery done because of the deficits that are still remaining since surgery. Left facial weakness, eye issues, balance issues, decreased feeling on the right side, & persistent nausea. She understands that it has only been 2 months but she is a young adult that wants everything NOW! She misses driving Daisy(her car) & being totally independent the most! As her Mom it sucks because I don't have that magic wand to make it all better for her.  We take one day @ a time & keep believing!
Now the scary part is getting ready to happen!  I am going back to work tomorrow for the first time in 2 months.  I must say I feel like a new parent leaving my baby all over again except this time it is the parent & the grown child having the anxiety!  Trevor(brother) will be here most of the day with her until he starts back to school & the grandparents will help with getting her back & forth to therapy until she starts Climb.  Then I will arrange my schedule to drop/pick her up on those days. 
Rehab will continue to be a very LONG process & a very EMOTIONAL time for Jordan & all of us.  I thank God everyday for the what he has given me & he will see us through this.

Also, there have been a couple of parents/family members of people who have/haved an angioma diagnosis that have contacted me by email.  Can you PLEASE email me again so I can respond to you!  I accidentally deleted ALL my yahoo emails :(  Yes, a major BLOND moment!  LOL 

Thanks for all the continued prayers/support & please PRAY FOR JORDAN!!


  1. Katie please let me know if I can help with transportation for Jordan or in any other way :)

  2. Still praying for you all! Love you guys very much!