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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Update on Jennifer: She's progressing very well. As a matter of fact the hospital wants their bed back and will be transferring her to a rehab center for recuperation. (Seems rather fast to me, but I guess hospitals have to get patients in and out.) Since she has to be transported, Jennifer wants to go to a rehab center where she lives in NY, but it is a 6 hour drive for them to transport her. We (family) feel it is too long a trip, but she is insisting she wants to be where she can see her kids and family. Arrangements are being made at a facility in NY, but another problem ... she lives on LI and they got 3-1/2 feet of snow. The whole scenario seems risky, but I guess the doctors, nurses feel the transport can successfully move her. Pray if she does transport back to NY she arrives without jostling the rod, ribs, lungs, and whatever other body parts are healing.

I spoke with her yesterday and sounds pretty good considering what she's been through. However, she requires assistance for everything she does as they have her in a "turtleshell" bodycast. But once they get her up she can take some babysteps with a walker and assistance.
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    I have been offline for over a week, so just catching up now. I missed you cute pics of animals extrordinaire.....
    1889 days ago
    She really is a fighter!
    1895 days ago
    This did start my day off right. So glad Jennifer is doing well
    will be praying she gets to NY
    1896 days ago
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    1896 days ago
    Glad she's progressing in small steps. I would bet the transport will be more rigorous than she can imagine. With those kind of injuries just about everything she does will be painful for a while - even lying flat on her back in a vehicle. She'll be happier near her family tho and will probably recover more quickly if she can be near them. Still have her in my prayers. emoticon
    1896 days ago
    I agree with many others, the closeness of family will speed Jennifer's healing. I'm surprised the aren't flying her. I know she is not a critical case right now, but it would be a whole lot faster and less painful for her to go by helicopter.

    Prayers will be with her for the whole trip, and God will be by her side the whole time. emoticon
    1896 days ago
  • JUDY1676
    And, most likely, with her return to "home" and family, improvement will be even more. Prayers for safe transport.

    Those pics were adorable!
    1896 days ago
    Prayers and the love of our family is the best medicine!! emoticon Jennifer
    1896 days ago
    Jennifer is very strong willed, and I think she is going to pull through this sooner than expected. She is in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for the update on this remarkable young woman.

    1897 days ago
    Good news! Can a member of the family be with her on the trip?
    You pictures did brighten my day.
    1897 days ago
    So glad Jennifer is continuing to heal. Hospitals generally shuffle off patients to rehab when the patient no longer needs the critical care of a hospital. But I agree: sometimes it seems like a fast move.

    The fact that the medical people are willing to move her to LI speaks to their confidence that she CAN make that move. I'm not down-playing the risks and discomfort she'll experience, but apparently they feel that medically she can make the move safely. I'll certainly be praying for her.

    She will definitely do better being close enough to see her kids and family. How wonderful that Jennifer is able to use a walker - being able to walk a bit will help in regaining strength and general healing.

    I'm so happy that Jennifer has come so far in recovery. Sure there's a ways to go, but just a few weeks ago she was flat on her back and they were trying to schedule surgery. Praise the Lord for His healing!

    I love the animals. The little monkey is especially sweet.
    1897 days ago
    Those little piglets are so cute!! Praying that all goes well with the transport.
    1897 days ago
  • JEANNE229
    The transport sounds a little scary, but I understand her desire to be closer to those she loves. Upbeat attitude is also part of recovery, so if it can be arranged, it will help her healing time.
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  • JENAE954
    The body is capable of doing wondrous things.
    The healing power of being near loved ones is a powerful healer.
    We just have to trust the process.
    1897 days ago
    That's great news about Jennifer's progress !

    The trip to NY sounds tricky but I'm sure the hospital wants her to arrive safely so they wouldn't let her take it if they thought it would adversely effect her. I don't blame her for wanting to be closer to family.

    Sending positive thoughts for a safe trip.
    1897 days ago
    Well, glad to hear your niece is progressing! One step-at-a-time. I am sure they won't transport her until it's safe to do so. Hugs and prayers!

    Adore the pictures. The money is just so sweet!

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  • JACKIE542
    1897 days ago
    Precious pics today. emoticon

    Praying for Jennifer's safe transport. emoticon
    1897 days ago
  • GAYLE-G-63
    The trip probably is risky for her, but never underestimate the power of being near family. That will at least ease some of her emotional stress and she'll be better equipped to fight the long physical battle she has ahead of her.

    Sending out good thoughts for you and your family...

    1897 days ago
    Best wishes for a safe trip for Jennifer. Sweet pictures today - thanks!!!
    1897 days ago
    Ohhhhh!!! God is sooooooo good!!! Praying for a safe trip for Jennifer!!! emoticon
    1897 days ago
    cute pics
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  • MJRVIC2000
    Find Your Hope and Love In Jesus, and YOU will have a GREAT DAY! God Bless YOU! Vic.
    1897 days ago
    Thanks for the pictures, and let's pray Jennifer's move goes smoothly.
    1897 days ago
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