Sunday, October 24, 2010

"It's overwhelming. It's just so overwhelming."

These are the words my sister tearfully said to me this morning when I talked to her on the phone. She knows she isn't right but she can't remember why. She is having a very hard time coping and she spends a lot of time crying now. It's sad, but I do believe it is a good sign that she knows she isn't her normal self and she isn't just accepting her current state of mind.

We encourage visitors. They are more strict with visitors at the rehab place, but we still encourage people to go see her. They also said that if you go see her and she is in therapy, to go see her in therapy. You don't have to sit in her room and wait for her. Visiting hours are 11-8:30.

People have asked about sending her things. She loves flowers. I would recommend waiting until she is home, though. There just isn't much room for things in her current room and she is so busy right now, she is hardly in there anyways. Pictures are also a good idea, or anything that may remind her of a certain memory. If you need her home address, just e-mail me or catch me on facebook and I will send it to you.

Please continue to pray for her. She is very scared and uncertain. When I talked to her today on the phone, she said "has anyone died?" She asked this because yesterday she asked our parents about our Uncle Frank, who passed away 7 years ago. My sister and I adored our Uncle Frank and his death was extremely traumatic for both of us. I believe she asked about him because she knew something had happened to him, she just didn't know what. When my parents told her he died 7 years ago, she was absolutely devastated.

That is all for now.


pkrusac said...

Hi Laura,
My name is Pat Krusac and I am in ADK and worked with Leslie at Bates. I have a duaghter who suffered a TBI (along with a C2 fracture and numerous other injuries). She made a full recovery with much effort and lots of work on our parts along with much rehab. If you would like to discuss this - at any time - send me an email and I will send you my phone numbers.
Know that Leslie, and your entire family, remain in my daily prayers and good thoughts are going your way. Keep the faith!! God Bless.

pkrusac said...

Of course, it would help if I gave you my email...sorry about that: