Sorry we haven't been able to provide an update since yesterday afternoon. It's been a little busy around here and I went home to sleep in my bed last night. Thanks to a good friend for spending the night with Kate and allowing me to rest up and see the kids.
Kate was accepted to the St. John's Rehabilitation Hospital where she will stay and receive extensive and specialized physical and occupational therapy for her left side. She was supposed to be transferred today but they did not have any of the steroid medication there that she is on. So, she will go over on Monday.
In the meantime, she is doing daily physical therapy here at the hospital, having her first session today. She did a great job with standing and walking (with assistance) around the PT clinic and was exhausted afterward. Her left leg is much stronger than her left arm. The stretching exercises with the left arm seemed to help because she barely lifted her arm a couple of times later this afternoon. She took a great nap this afternoon after all this work. She will have another PT session tomorrow.
Dr. Forget met with us late yesterday and indicated the preliminary pathology results show that indeed there was cancerous tumor cells in the section of brain was removed. That's positive because it means the surgery and the resulting complications were for something.
Kate has been a little discouraged, especially with her left arm. She is a kid's worship leader with the 3-4 year olds at church and has been teaching them sign language for the song, "Silent Night". She is concerned that she may not be able to do that again.
Right now, while she is waiting for dinner to arrive she is listening to Everything that's Beautiful by Chris Tomlin on her iPod. Tomorrow, her boys are coming up for a visit and she is excited to see them.
Please continue to ask the Lord to restore her left side function, especially her arm and hand. Also, please pray for fresh hope and encouragement for her.