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Thread #125802   Message #2789104
Posted By: GUEST,Jon Pickow
15-Dec-09 - 04:48 PM
Thread Name: Is kytrad okay? Jean Ritchie UPDATE 30 Jan.2010
Subject: RE: Is kytrad okay?

Hello all,

Thank you so very much for all of your concern, prayers and good wishes at this time. Dad has read all of your messages as well, and wanted me to tell you all how much he appreciates your concern as well.

We are going to see her in a little while. When I get home, I'll post an update. For now, we're not sure how much she will recover. She suffered a pontine stroke (in the pons area of the brain stem). Last week she was in a regular hospital room, and was spelling some words with an alphabet board. She was able to say a few simple things. She then took a turn for the worse and became less responsive. We just heard today that she was following requests to move her limbs, and that she opens her eyes and is able to follow with them, which is a big improvement over yesterday. We remain hopeful and optimistic.

Thanks again for all of your good thoughts, Jon

P.S. More later.