UPDATE, 10/18 p.m. Thank you all for your kindness, your love, prayers, and healing thoughts. Nana is doing better today. Some right hand weakness and some speech trouble, but as these things go, we can’t complain. There’s every reason to think she’ll continue improving. Off to pick up Jif and LG as they return from their trip (I can’t imagine being happier to see anyone than I will be to see them, in just about 1/2 an hour!), then back to the hospital. Not ICU anymore! A regular room. All good. Thank you. So, so much. xxx
Dear ones, we have more trouble. Jif and LG left on a camping trip this morning, with her school. Shortly after I delivered them to the bus they were to ride, I got a call that Jif’s mom, known here as Nana, was having some trouble. When I arrived at her house, she was in an ambulance. The short version is, she is in a local ICU, having had a stroke. Jif’s Dad, sibs and I were at the hospital all day. She did arrive at the hospital within the window of time to administer the “clotbusting” drug that seems so vital in such cases. She is conscious and her limbs appear strong. Her speech is not good, both in terms of slurring, and finding the right words. Frustrating and terrifying for her, as you can imagine. Please keep Nana and all the Fairchilds in your prayers.