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Monday, February 8, 2010

Holli's Birthday

Sunday, Valentines Day, is Holli's birthday. We plan to have a small birthday party for her at Madison with friends and family. It is hard to believe that on the 24 th of this month that it will be a year since Holli's accident in India. What a journey it has been for the both of us.
It is so great that in the last three weeks that Holli is talking more and more and she has begun to start eating again. This weekend she ate strawberry yogart, apple sauce, thicken apple juice and a couple of bites of banana. She thinks they taste "great" but she keeps talking about steak & shrimp, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli..... It is great that she is wanting food. As soon as we get the okay from her speech therapist I will do my best to get the foods she is craving! She is also wanting red velvet cake for her birthday.
Holli got her new feeding tube inserted this past Thursday at the hospital where I worked for 37 years. It was good knowing the nurses and staff that took care of Holli for the procedure. They did a excellent job and everything went very smoothly. Now I am trying to find a physician that will take her insurance to start her botox injections that she needs for the tone in her right arm ,leg and neck. I am also trying to get Holli accepted to Shepard's Center in Atlanta which is a special facility for brain injury patients that do great work rehabbing patients back to their full potential. I am needing your special prayers again that she will be accepted. They are in the process of reviewing her case and making a decision.
Diane

3 comments:

Marsi said...

My prayers are with you and Holli that she is accepted into this program in the highest good for all concerned. With love, Marsi

cmswannie said...

So glad to see that Holli is continuing to make progress. My prayers and well wishes are with you all. Love and strength to you! Christine Swan

JewelD said...

You might also check out adding lion's amne (mushroom ) powder to her diet. You can dd it to thickened soup. It's supposed to helpwith nerve re-growth. Feel free to google - you can find it powdered online, and it's actually tasty!

Also worth googling is hydergine, provigil,
and other "smart drugs." (I just googled 'smart drugs' and lots of great articles showed up) :)

These are used extensively on brain injury and senility patients in Germany and elsewhere (lots of students and politicos in DC take provigil, for ex.), but less so here.