Monday, November 10, 2008

Update #3 on Matts Dad

We are home for the week and will be heading back to KY for the weekend. Lee made it out of surgery fine. We have been able to spend some time with him in ICU. Hopefully sometime today they will move him into a regular room and out of the ICU. They are just waiting for a bed. He is dealing with Aphasia at the moment. It has been difficult for all of us to see a man who is never short of words be unable to communicate. As the swelling of the brain subsides, we are hopeful that he will regain use of his language skills and writing skills. I know he gets very frustrated that he cannot tell you what he wants to say. He is also weak on the right side which we think is due the pressure from the abscess that was on that side of the brain. The Doctors seem to think that that his strength will increase as the swelling goes down. We had a hard time saying goodbye yesterday. Even though we know in 5 days we will be back there, the distance makes it that much harder. Please continue to keep Lee in your prayers. We have all faith in our Heavenly Father to take care of Lee and to get him to the place that fits in His plan. The waiting can be difficult, since God's time is not our own.

Here is a link on Aphasia if you are interested inreading about it:

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