May 26, 2011
Hello friends! MrBubble has been listening to all of the voice mail messages you’ve been sending (and the forum posts) and is really enjoying them! If you haven’t done so already, send him a voice mail! Thank you so much for being supportive – it means a lot!
Here’s a little update: The stroke didn’t paralyze him, cause any lasting speech problems, nor did it affect his cognitive abilities. It certainly didn’t affect his sense of humor. I visited him on Tuesday and when I walked into his room he slowly looked up at me and in a pitiful voice said, “Who are you?” It took me a few seconds to realize he was kidding (lol). Movement of his right arm/hand and leg/foot was affected but the rehabilitation (at the Mayo hospital) is helping to bring that back. Yesterday he worked quite a bit on walking. It will take time for him to get to 100% but so far his progress is great! I’ll update you again in a day or two.
Thanks again for sending him all of the encouragement and get-well wishes! See the original post for the voice mail number if you haven’t sent one yet!