Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Wednesday, October 11

Margaret is continuing to improve. Her lungs are clearing, her voice is stronger, and she is complaining about the food. You can't blame her really - hamburgers should just never be pureed.

The improvements to her lungs and the signs that they are successfully fighting the infection are wonderful news. Her ordeal has left her very weak though. She is unable to hold anything, turn on her own, and other simple motions. Physical therapy has begun, though, and she is determined to get her strength back.

Tomorrow, Tommy will fly in to be here a couple of days overlapping Marty and then help with our anticipated discharge of Margaret.

She is really enjoying hearing from everyone. Thank you for the notes, comments, and cards.


Toni Horvath said...

I am so pleased to hear about improvements at home, help for Tom, and with Margaret. Marti, I'm so glad you are here to be with your parents. I'm sending you all hugs, love and prayers. You have all blessed my life -- God Bless You all Toni

M-Kane said...

Please know that Mike and I are praying for you Margaret for restored health and vitality and for you Tom, for health and strength. During trying times, sometimes all we can do is go to or listen to the Word. Our hearts go out to you both and your family.

Love from South Dakota!
Mike, Michelle and Jackson Kane

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Coates Clan said...

Dear Marty: I just want you to know how much I appreciate the opportunity to follow Margaret's care through this incredible piece of technology. I can so appreciate the need for your family to keep visitor traffic to a minimum right now and at the same time acknowledging how much we all care and want to be a part of knowing how Margaret and Tom are progressing. I am sure you know how many people are here for you and Margaret and Tom and your entire family. Just let us know how we can help - and when. You all remain in my constant prayers ...

Much Love, Lisa Coates (your diet coke sister!!)

Coates Clan said...

Dear Margaret: Just a personal note to you to send you my love and prayers. My mom sends me Marty’s latest blog each day so that I can follow your progress and I am so happy to hear that you are doing much better. Sorry about the hospital food … I bet I could put in a good word somewhere and maybe arrange to sneak in some Acorn mush for you … You know, my grandfather swore by the stuff!! Ok, so maybe the hospital food isn’t all that bad …

I know you are blessed to have your family around you to help in your care and recovery. Keep resting and following doctor’s orders so that you can get back home as soon as possible. Know that you are missed and loved.

Hugs and Prayers, Lisa Coates and Family

Jerri Meier said...

Yay, Margaret! Vocalizing is always a good thing, especially about the food. If its too tiring to do anything else, jawing is a most excellent form of exercise--after all, our Dr. Alford has refined it to an art. Must be a southern thing. (we Californians are naturally deficient) So keep up the great work!

Lori and Bob Grbac said...

Dear Margaret, Tom and Family,

We have been praying for you and watching the events unfold on the blog over the past week. SO GOOD to hear about your progress and we pray that you continue relying on the strength of our Lord. Looking forward to seeing you again and also please let us know how we can be of service to you all. Our ship - Spirit of Hope is docked in port waiting for your call! :)

God Bless,
Lori and Bob Grbac

Rachel said...

Our prayers continue to lift you up as you walk this difficult road with your parents. I am in process of organizing the creation of "Book of Love" for Margaret and Tom. Since we will not be able to have a good-by party before they leave, we thought it would be great for the congregation to write letters,etc. which we would compile in a book for them. Just wanted you to know what we are trying to do. We're thinking we will start next week, collect for a couple of weeks and then put it together to give to them when they go. Are you OK with this? Call or e-mail me. Rachel Schottky, 727-9947;

pastormargaret said...

I think this would be a great idea. They would certainly cherish it always. Plus, I think their grandchildren would love to see all about FOPC and where MawMaw and PawPaw were and how much they were loved.
Thank you for such a thoughtful offer.