Formerly "Neil Stone Updates"

Thursday, May 7, 2009

53 Pick-Up

The Frankenstein look is out. No more staples for Neil. All fifty-three were removed from his head and Neil insisted it was painless. We now have the go-ahead for therapy, so it's back to work on Monday.

Neil continues to get stronger and more independent each day. He doesn't need someone walking by his side at all times anymore. His balance is better and he is obviously less fragile. His memory is improving, but he still repeats his questions several times as he tries to remember what we already answered.

Saw a little bit of movement in his left thumb. It wasn't consistent, but Neil definitely had some control. He's very anxious for the use of that hand, so this is good news indeed!


Hancock family said...

I can't believe how fast he has been healing from such major surgery. We pray daily with gratitude for past miracles and also for continued improvement.
Love to all,
Jen, Jared and kids

Meredith said...

I remember my mom saying that her brain surgery was pain free - I guess Neil would report the same! Wonderful news on the memory, stability, and thumb - our little south paw (Caroline) is rooting for our big Fatty south paw!

Shelly Lyda Elston said...

All of the improvements must be such an encouragement for all of you. Just look how far Neil has come in a pretty short time! He is working so ALL are working hard... and I believe the Lord will bless your efforts and reward Neil with a recovery that will astound others. God is so good!

Happy Mother's Day, Lori! I am sure this year's celebration will be even sweeter for you than ever before. What a blessing you are to your children.

~ Shelly

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