Hi Everyone,

We wanted to check in. First and foremost, we are very thankful for all of you. We can’t begin to tell you what a comfort it is to sign on and know there is a carepage family we can visit. Your continued friendship, encouragement and prayers is our greatest source of strength.

It’s been a rough week. Corey’s left side has been affected by her fall. She is walking with more difficulty and her range of motion for her hand and arm has decreased. We saw Dr. Long on Monday. He noticed the changes since our last visit in October. He’s ordered an MRI to confirm nothing was missed with the CT. We are in the process of trying to get that approved for December 2nd.

I asked Dr. Long if he’d recommend re-admitting Corey into the day treatment program. The day treatment program is actually in the out-patient wing, but the status of day treatment will allow her to work with Natalie, her original PT and Anne, her OT. I can not logistically or physically help her with the exercises needed to help her regain her strength to improve her walking. Dr. Long agreed working with both Natalie and Anne would help, especially given the progress he’s witnessed in the last year. Now we wait to see if we can get that approval as well. With the holiday this week we won’t hear anything until next week, I’m sure.

Corey’s determined to help cook dinner if she can stand or not; Thanksgiving is actually her favorite holiday. Caitlin and Corey prepared our menu. In addition to the traditional poultry, the ladies have selected a combination of classic and savory sides. String Bean Casserole, stuffed mushrooms (with zucchini, mozzarella and provolone cheese), creamed spinach, onion gratin, sweet potato mash and gravy.

Hi Everyone, this is Corey. I want you to know that cooking gives me the determination to get better and there is no stopping me. Some days its really hard to want to keep trying but then you have to say WAIT! No matter what, you have to keep working hard because it will pay off one day. So keep doing whatever makes you happy and it will help you get what you want in the long run. I’m thankful we never give up and never give in.

Happy Thanksgiving, xoxo