Friday, July 17, 2009


It's been almost 2 weeks since this blog was updated.

Dolly is not making the improvements that we had hoped she would have made by this point.

She is stuck.

I have such high hopes for her, and she has them for herself, but she doesn't work alone. She won't try anything by herself. She needs constant reminding to do the most mundane everyday things such as changing the channel, or pressing the button to lift her bed.

Her speech therapist gave her a contract over a week ago. This contract included 'Try it yourself before you ask for help' and 'Follow directions' to just name two. She has not adhered to either of those. I fear that her Speech therapy will come to an end come Monday. She feels that she has gotten Mom to the point she was before stroke, and that her main hurdle now is her personality and ego issues. These have always been issues, but I never realized that they would be such road bumps in her recovery. She can't get over 'her way' and move on.

I dislike adding any negative post to this blog, but this is where we are right now. I want anyone following along to know the naked truth here. So, instead of remaining silent, there it is for all to see.

If you feel depressed reading this post, call Dolly. She'll tell you that her Occupational Therapist said that she is going to walk again. She'll tell you she is doing great in all her therapies. She'll tell you she is going home in a week.

1 comment:

  1. I really appreciate the guts and honesty it took to write this. I'm right there with you..