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Posted 2016-06-14T23:31:00Z

Out of the hospital!

I talked to mom this morning and she's been getting fed up with the hospital. She can now walk on her own with a walker though not very far, but getting out of bed is the tricky part. At night she has to go to the bathroom and sets off alarms because she tries to do it on her own. She thinks the nurses are mad at her and she's probably right. That's a great sign she's ready to leave.

I spoke with a liaison at RHI (Rehabilitation Hospital of Indianapolis) this morning, which is where mom is headed to relearn functions like walking, cutting up her food, etc. It'll be heavy on physical and occupational therapy and I know she'll work hard at it. They're excited to start working with mom and I liked the woman I spoke to.

We've requested a private room in hopes of making it as nice as possible, though I'm sure she'll still be ready to get home. I know I would be.

After speaking to mom on the phone a few times (she sounds great!) I couldn't get a hold of her when I called back again. I reached her nurse and she told me she was just transferred out!

Heather and I both heard from Jay after they arrived at RHI. She was in a chair and not feeling well after a jarring ride. Tomorrow she'll begin her day at 6am and go until 6pm with meal breaks and socializing.

We couldn't be more excited to send this update. Heather just printed 30 pages of your comments and will leave them with mom Wednesday morning. Thank you so much for your support through it all. We're expecting a 7-10 day stay in rehab before finally heading home.

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Comments (6)

  • Christine Thompson
    Christine Thompson

    Wow. Maybe home in time for your birthday. Hoping rehab goes well. Mom and I send our love and well wishes. Hard work and you'll be home in no time. 🙏

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Tyson Lukasavige
    Tyson Lukasavige

    This is great news mom!! I'm so proud of you for pushing hard and getting out of the hospital. Now one last step and you'll be home in no time! I love you.

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Karen Gloudemans
    Karen Gloudemans

    Congratulations Lois! Things are progressing rapidly. Take each day one at a time knowing that we support you every step of the way ... literally. Remember... Miracles happen to those who believe in them! We continue sending our love, thoughts, and prayers. God is good!

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Kimberly Musser
    Kimberly Musser

    Wow Aunt Lois! You work fast! Good work getting out of the hospital! You are in my continued prayers and I love you!

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Debby Finney
    Debby Finney

    What great news!! Lois you are so awesome!! Can't believe how you are progressing! I know you have quite a journey ahead but knowing your determination and spirit there isn't anything going to keep you down for long! Sending love and prayers your way💕

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Rachel Miegel
    Rachel Miegel

    You continue to amaze us with your progress. Stay positive and you'll be home before you know it.

    5 years ago · Reply