Happy New Year to everyone.
This afternoon, I talked to Lona who provided an update on John.
On Friday, John was moved to a nursing home in Montrose where he will
continue to get intensive physical and speech therapy. He has made slow
progress in the past couple of weeks, in part because of the holidays when
his therapists took some time off. His speech is improving and he can
articulate some words but most are not well spoken. That is really
frustrating to him. Progress is being made in his paralyzed side and he can
move his arm and leg. One of the consequences of the second stroke is that
he has been less mobile so he has lost some strength but is getting it back.
The therapists report that John has incredible will power and is active in
his recovery. It is not yet possible to guess when he will get back home
but Lona is very optimistic on his recovery.
John is not able to receive visitors yet and cannot talk well on the phone.
However, he really would like the cards and letters to continue. Just sent
them to his home:
46 Lupine Lane
Ridgway, CO 81432
About the most we can do for him now is to pray for his recovery and send
him a note.
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