5/4/07 4pm

May 4, 2007 at 4:11 pm 3 comments

kids are napping and mike and i are lazing about watching tv.  i did catch the no-vomit flu from eli and so far mike just has a bad cough and mcKaela a runny nose.  my mom was called out for emergency duty for the kids for a few days while i barely managed mike and myself.  but i am feeling energized now that i can move again.  i laid around lamenting my inability to move my own muscles and felt a real kinship to michael.  he is full of ideas and demands and frustrations.  he wants to eat, and drink and walk around outside (no chair).  i am reminding him that all things are possible but require more muscle strength and time.  he is occasionally torn up by this slow process.  but the rest of the time he is asserting opinions and conversation.  his words are occasionally mixed up with his intent: “my tv is killing me”.  then i ask– do you mean your arm? and he says “yes!”  but the clarity is always exciting and his pain has still stayed minimal.  i am still getting opinions on home therapy vs marianjoy outpatient but he is being seen by speech, occupational and physical multiple times a week and is participating well.  so i am slow to decide but he is working hard in the meantime.  thanks for flowers, food, cards, encouragements, comments, visits… everything that makes each day still blessed no matter what else comes!  -michelle

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  • 1. mark lehner  |  May 4, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    Mike and Michelle,
    Like so many others out there, my daily visit to this site brings me a high sense of anxiety. THis process is slow, and I am sure it is much slower when you are right in the thick of it everyday. While I hate to think of Mike being in pain and so incredibly frustrated, It brings me great joy to hear that Mike is cognizant enough to be frustrated (if that makes any sense). MIke’s progress seems very encouraging from afar (where time moves quicker). I will continue to pray for the both of you to find the strength and the patience to keep chugging along. We love you. God Bless.


  • 2. Matt Rupert  |  May 7, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    Hey, you don’t know us very well, but Kandi and I (from NPC) would love to have your kids spend the night some time if you need a little break. Our girls, Reagan (3) and Maggie (1) would love it, I’m sure. Again, you don’t know us very well, and I know how I am about letting my kids go places, but I thought I’d throw it out there…


    -Matt Rupert

  • 3. Matt Koupal  |  May 7, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    Hey Michelle,

    You are affecting many lives through your faithful and faith-full updates. For instance, today when I eat and drink and walk around outside with no chair I will thank God for those simple blessings that I usually take for granted. And I will rejoice when Mike, in God’s time, enjoys those simple pleasures too.


    ps Please tell Mike that he has permission to miss the Golf Marathon for one last time. But if he could make a brief appearance, well, that would bless the hearts of many.


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