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Tuesday, February 19, 2013







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Update on Jennifer: She has been transported "home" to her house with home care and physical therapy everyday. She wanted to go home and I guess they felt she would improve more at home since there is no more surgery in the near future. She's has a Craftmatic-type bed at home they moved into the dining room (and put the dining furniture in the garage). Her mom (my DS) set up the room for her and she seems to be happier now that she's home. She still has a lot of pain, but the meds are now regulated more and the nausea is under control. She has a 2-story house, but they've set up everything on the 1st floor. She has a bathroom with shower. They have been able to get her out of bed with a walker and 2 assistants (one on each side). There are still big hurdles ahead, but she's now home with her husband and kids.

We were worried about her dog (a full-size boxer) that she adores and adores her. When the dog saw her she was so excited (it's been a month since the dog saw Jen). Everyone was worried the dog would jump on her in excitement, but animals have an instinct without a doubt. The dog came up to her and licked her and has not left her side (sleeps by the bed and guards her).

So today's news seems the best so far, and let's continue to pray things will be improving each day. They say she has at least 1 year of physical therapy ahead. She has obviously lost her job and will never work it again (she was a school bus driver). So lots of changes ahead physically, emotionally and financially.

Thanks again for all your prayers and concern.
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MSGO72 2/22/2013 7:39PM

  Great news! emoticon

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FEMISLIM 2/20/2013 4:09PM

    It did. Thanks!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 2/20/2013 3:36PM

    My prayers continue for Jennifer and her family. It does seem like things are going better for her, and I hope she will be better now that she is home.

HUGS
Pam

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JULIERAE41 2/20/2013 2:41PM

    Wow. This is such good news. So very glad she is at home with family. So true about the dog. I watch my terriers bark furiously in joy at the fence to most people but when an elderly person walks by they trot alongside quietly.
Continued prayer for God's blessing on her healing. Looking forward to the beauty that will come from the ashes.

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NANCYRUBIO 2/20/2013 8:04AM

    Missed the pictures yesterday, but even more, missed the good news. She will heal much faster at home. This is great news, thanks. Like earthquakes, animal;s instincts are remarkable.

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PURPLELVR7 2/20/2013 6:49AM

    love the pic's
glad she is at home, I am sure being at home will help
continuing to pray for her & her family

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FISHINGLADY66 2/20/2013 5:45AM

    Jennifer and family is in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry I missed most of this while I was in the hospital. emoticon

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NILLAPEPSI 2/20/2013 4:31AM

    So glad Jennifer gets to recuperate at home. That's where I'd want to be. I'll continue to pray for her speedy recovery.

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MERRY_XMAS 2/20/2013 1:45AM

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LITTLEWIND53 2/20/2013 12:40AM

    So happy to hear that Jennifer is now home amidst her family. That is the best medicine of all.....

It will seem like a long slow and often painful struggle, but she is strong and will succeed. Wishing her all the best....

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JUSTDOINGIT101 2/19/2013 11:30PM

    Wonderful news. Love and prayers to you all. Thanks for the wonderful pics amidst all the challenges.

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ARTJAC 2/19/2013 11:20PM

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BRENDA_G50 2/19/2013 10:21PM

    Great news that she's now back home. emoticon

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BROWNCOFIDDLER 2/19/2013 9:18PM

    Thanks so much for the update on Jennifer. You won't believe this, but I've been a school bus driver for over 15 years now!! I didn't catch this blog about her from day one, but as you can see have been following it for a few weeks. She must've had a bad accident of some kind? Will continue to pray for her and am so glad to hear she's doing better and is home now. emoticon emoticon emoticon

....I managed to find the post describing the accident, so now understand what happened.

Comment edited on: 2/19/2013 9:23:02 PM

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BESCATS 2/19/2013 6:54PM

    So glad to her than Jen is home with those she loves, and love her. It will be a long road for her, but being determined, she will do it.
Aren't dogs wonderful ? So amazing how well they do us, and can sense when we really need them.
Hugs and prayers for a speedy recovery for her, emoticon

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CHACHAOREO 2/19/2013 6:54PM

    Each day she is getting better with family, friends (especially 4-legged ones) and prayers. emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 2/19/2013 6:49PM

    God has a plan for Jennifer. When the time comes, He'll show her what to do. For now, her only job is to get better each day, and the very best place to do that is surrounded by loved ones. emoticon

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JUDY1676 2/19/2013 5:10PM

    Pics are adorable!
I'm happy to hear Jennifer is at home. It really is the best place to recoup!
It's great she has the help so she is able to be at home!

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NEWVINE 2/19/2013 4:18PM

   
There is no place like home if the family is able to handle it. Prayers are sent your way.

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JENAE954 2/19/2013 3:41PM

  Never under estimate the power of prayer.

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LYNSEY723 2/19/2013 12:33PM

    So glad she is doing better and at home. It is great that her furry friend is there to comfort her in this time of need. Sometimes the animals understand better than anybody else.

She will have a lot of challenges ahead, but she is alive and will be able to walk again - that is the most important thing!!!

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GINNABOOTS 2/19/2013 12:31PM

    That is good news! She will do so much better at home.

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KATRINAKAT23 2/19/2013 10:55AM

  I am so glad she is doing better. Aren't animals the best!!

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JEANNE229 2/19/2013 10:48AM

    Being home is the best medicine of all, but it is a tough chore for those caregivers, so be aware they will also need some "care."

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111BUTTERFLY111 2/19/2013 10:18AM

    Prayers continue for Jennifer and family. Thanks so much for the update. emoticon

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FELINA 2/19/2013 10:08AM

    That's great news for Jennifer and her family ! She has a long hard road ahead but with her family and friends close by it will help her morale. I'm sure her adoring boxer guardian will also help keep her spirits up.


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NAPLESNANCY 2/19/2013 9:55AM

    So glad Jennifer is home with her hubby, kids and dog. I know this will have a positive impact on her recovery. emoticon

Love today's pics! They made me feel warm and cozy. emoticon emoticon

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IDLETYME 2/19/2013 9:54AM

    Wonderful news about Jennifer!! (Thank the Lord!)
All of todays pics are cute but #1 is my winner! emoticon

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--KREN 2/19/2013 9:32AM

    I'm so glad she's home with her family and her loving dog!

Karen

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GAYLE-G-63 2/19/2013 9:24AM

    What a wonderful way to begin the day. I'm glad Jennifer is home. The power of being among loved ones can be amazing.

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JACKIE542 2/19/2013 9:04AM

    Great news. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 2/19/2013 8:57AM

    Happy to hear she's home again! So much of rehabilitation involves mental disposition, and being @ home surely has helped her feel happier, so that's a HUGE bonus.

Prayers that He leads her and your family through all the changes and that He provides strength to them all.

Thanks for the update and so glad it's positive.

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MGNAGEY62 2/19/2013 8:44AM

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MJRVIC2000 2/19/2013 8:35AM

    Let's always pray for one another, and give God the glory and thanks for all healing and life. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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