5 Year Member
Thanks for the update again. Progress is definitely coming. Things are definitely moving at God’s pace. I pray for continued strength and healing for Steph so that she can be more mobile and be willing to ride on your vehicle instead of the current transportation. Also thankful that her hair has been washed and cut and that it will grow back.Steph had had a matted, tangled, "helmet" of hair that developed from having no one to care for it since she left Piedmont Atlanta. Last Thursday, our home care assistant Stacey shampooed her hair and brushed it out (not necessarily in that order -- it was a long process). She was able to get out all the tangles. Unfortunately, most of Steph's thick, glorious hair also came out in the process. Apparently this can happen after being hit so hard by Covid, bedridden for so long, etc.
Today Stacey gave Steph a haircut, which makes it look a lot nicer (though short).
So I know it's a minor thing compared to all she's been through, but we're praying for Steph's hair to grow back.
Also, she still hasn't begun PT, as it's been difficult to find available therapists. We're finally having an occupational therapist come tomorrow to give an initial evaluation. Praying for success for PT/OT as well, as this is the biggest remaining hurdle. I can tell that Steph's legs are getting stronger, as she scoots and bridges in bed a lot better. She spent ~ 5 hours in the wheelchair today. Still isn't able to stand... we need to use a slide board to get her into the wheelchair. Anytime she has a Dr's appointment it's at least $100 for the van ride (if it's the closest location). So it will be a huge blessing when she's able to get into our personal vehicle.
Praising God for the progress. Still a long way to go.
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 4:19
“He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength…Those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” — Isaiah 40:29,31