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Posted 2016-06-25T02:58:14Z

Release Day

Mom has had many highs and lows over these past four weeks, but today, after 30 days in three hospitals, mom walked into the physical therapy gym and rang a bell signifying the end of her in-patient treatment. She received a standing ovation from a room full of therapists and many hugs. After that, we followed mom as she walked out of the rehab building, having put so much work into her recovery to be released two full days before her birthday.

We're so incredibly proud of the work mom has done to get here. She's still not fully aware of all that she's been through but pieces are coming back to her every day.

An in-home nurse spent 2.5 hours at mom's house training us how to administer antibiotics three times per day. It takes about an hour each time and she'll be doing this until July 19. That'll be another day we'll all be celebrating.

Mom's home is set up for recovery including a step stool into her bed and assisting devices in the bathroom. The recovery road is a long one with many hills to climb but they'll be getting easier every day.

So many times today and over the previous week I've heard mom express gratitude for all of the messages left on this site and the many people she heard from directly or through us. As you can imagine, it would have been easy for her to feel lonely, tired and frustrated throughout the past month, but the many people surrounding mom have made those feelings much easier to handle.

Thank you.

We're so proud of you, mom! Let's keep walking through those doors.

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Comments (5)

  • Tyson Lukasavige
    Tyson Lukasavige

    Way to go mom!!! I'm so happy to see this day come! I wish I could have been there for you as this one such a hurdle to overcome. I hope your yard is looking as beautiful as you remember and your flowers bring a smile to your face. It sounds like you're going to need to learn how to relax but luckily you have an amazing front porch to sit on and soak up the summer days. I love you so much and congratulations!

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Rachel Miegel
    Rachel Miegel

    Mom, you're so inspiring! I love seeing your determination and strength. I'm looking forward to giving you a big hug the next time I get to see you.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Debby Finney
    Debby Finney

    I love seeing your beautiful smile!! I am so thrilled that you are at home with your family and your beloved garden! You have the love and strength of an army to help you keep improving! You've got this girl!!! Always sending prayers to you and the family💕

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Chris Lukasavige
    Chris Lukasavige

    Congratulations Lois. So glad you're able to go home. I bet it feels wonderful. Relax + heal.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Jill Annis
    Jill Annis

    Yipee! You worked so hard. This is going to be a special birthday.

    4 years ago · Reply