Posted on September 28, 2014
Good afternoon all!! Long time no talk.. Last that you knew the surgery was a success.. Dad is back at the greenery and slowly getting back into therapy and also back to where he was physically before this whole seizure ordeal started. He is moving more and more, he recognizes, focuses and tracks things. And smiles hearing my voice :) It was a minor setback but anytime you're placed in a medication coma for 6 days, anyone is bound to take a few steps back and have to relearn some things over. This part is normal and I have nothing but confidence in him and his ability to pick things up a lot more quickly. He's already done some amazing things thus far and I'm looking forward to what more he is going to show us. I have nothing but confidence, faith, and hope for him.
Now as for the house, its coming along well. still have alot more to do *sigh* But so far things that are finished look great!! We appreciate ALL who volunteer their time and skills to get this accommodation finished for my dad so that he may be able to maneuver around in his chair easily. (i will keep trying to upload pics but the site is acting up...)
And um In the midst of all of the mess and construction I have misplaced the order form I had of people who ordered Vernie Strong shirts from me. if you are one of those people or know of someone who has ordered. PLEASE have them contact me 724-413-4436. I truly apologize for the delay in delivery and I intend to get them to all who so graciously donated and purchased them.
My dad still has a long way to go.. Your continued prayers and support has been a blessing to all of us. And appreciated way more than you may ever know of think!!!
He loves to see familiar faces... I know that a lot of people are reluctant to visit because some just don't know what to expect or because you don't want to see him like he is... but I can guarantee you that the way you picture him in your mind is nothing remotely close to what you will see and you will be totally surprised and relieved and glad you took the time to stop. He appreciates the time spent with old friends and support like that does wonders for the soul and the recovery process. And for those afraid because he's not going to be the way you remembered him, its reality that the loud, smiley, motorcycle crazed, cursing man you remember will never be the way that you knew him. He is forever changed and that at some point has to be accepted. His personality is still there and he is himself to a certain extent but he's not going to be the Vernie we have grown to love... but that will still never change the fact that we still love him regardless!!
We are #VernieStrong
THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO, HAVE DONE, AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO DURING, AND AFTER HIS RECOVERY!! don't forget to share his page via fb, twitter, pinterest, Google+. :)