July 3, 2013

Quick Update

Since my last post, Lauren has been moved to TIRR, in Houston.  Lauren has been there for a little over a week and made incredible progress. 
Since coming to TIRR, Lauren has passed her swallow study and is now eating food, and drinking from a cup. She still gets her PEG feedings because she can't eat enough to get all the nutrition she needs yet. Physical Therapy will stand her up from time to time so she can feel weight throughout her legs. Her right side is strongest and she can hold herself up pretty well with a little support and something to lean on. She is starting to move her left hand more purposefully and has waved with it.
Lauren's TRACH was removed early yesterday morning. This is a big deal because not only is she much more comfortable but it should be easier for her to speak. She is still not initiating communication on her own but she is able to answer most questions accurately with time. She knows their dogs' names, address, birthday, son's name, city they live in, where she works, etc... She is having issues with her vision and we are not sure if she is sensitive to light or seeing double. She wears an eye patch because of this. Lauren is still very fatigued throughout the day but is slowly becoming more alert.

Case, their son, is staying in Houston as well.  He is getting loads of attention from cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents.  The Lord definitely knew what he was doing when he blessed Spencer and Lauren with Case, as he is quite possibly the happiest baby that has ever graced this planet.
Spencer is proving every day that he is one of the most compassionate, loving, supportive men on the face of the Earth. We are all so proud of him and honored to say that he is in fact, our brother, son and friend.

 Please keep praying. God is working. I will update again soon.

Jeremiah 32:17
Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.


Kellie Staats said...

Hey girl. I have been praying for Lauren and her family.

I am in Houston so if there is anything I can do please e-mail me
Staatsanotherdaystronger at gmail dot com