moving forward

navigating through the life that was and moving into the life that is

Monday night

on December 12, 2011

Sandra’s therapies are going quite well. She is allowed to walk about 20 feet now without using the walker or someone holding her belt. This gives her quite a bit more freedom to do simple tasks on her own. On the down side, her mother still has to administer her daily shots of blood thinner and they are painful for Sandra and cause the veins in her stomach to spider and turn blue like varicose veins. I’m not sure how much longer she will have to take them.

It will be some time before she will be able to do things on her own. She is not happy about that and is frustrated about her progress. We see it differently of course since we know where she started and how far she has come.

The kids are getting readjusted to their regular school routine (we call it school for Cameron, but it’s really daycare). I can see why they say, “It takes a village to raise a child”. I think we may be a village short here as it’s just 4 adults. But we muddle through anyway.

-dm


7 responses to “Monday night

  1. jake says:

    Still sounds like + progress. Far beats the alternative !

  2. Jim says:

    You’re not a village short, just a short village. And you still have me, the village idiot. Together we will see this thing through. Sandra is so amazing with where she has already come and you and Cindy have jumped into this with both feet, there is something good coming out of every day. Hang in there.

    • sandraglen says:

      I stand corrected. Of course it has been the effort of a quite a village of family and friends. I just wish all the villagers could be right here all the time. Plus, isn’t it two children=two villages? Mostly I’m just whining again.
      -dm

      • Jim says:

        I would like to be there all of the time for you, too. Hang in there! Can I bring you some Mac and Cheese or Lasagna today? And I think that it is exponential. Two children=four villages

  3. Barb Cole says:

    Keep the faith….many prayers from Grand Rapids still coming your way. Thanks for keeping all of us informed of Sandra’s progress.

    Barb Cole (Stephen;Staci’s boyfriends mom)

  4. Amanda Sorrelle says:

    Sending you love, strength and prayers. Yes, it does take a village!!!! Keep up the great work and progress Sandra!
    Hugs!
    Amanda and Patrick Sorrell

  5. Char Firlik says:

    Hang in there, it is amazing what one can do when there are no other options but you. Your updates help us to visualize Sandy’s progress. She is a strong young woman who will fight to regain her strength physically, mentally, and emotionally. Her determination is inspiring. Keep her focused. We smile and wince at the new learning that Cindy, Tom and you are engaged in and can think of no better cheerleaders and relief players than all of you. It seems odd to know that you are not on Briarwood, but very comforting to know you are with Sandy… grunting, laughing, and crying your way through this journey in life. Love and hugs! J&C

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