Because We Love Her

Dec 9, 2011

December 9th, 2011 Posted in Daily News Post

This week has been more than tricky for our magic couple. Chloe and Dana have truly been 24/7 caregivers… of one and other. Our wonderful night nurse, ‘E’, lost her sister to a tragic bicycle crash and went to LA for arrangements. Therefore Dana took on full responsibility for Chloe on the nights. However, Chloe has such a bad cold that she hasn’t made it to school the past three days. So the caregiver didn’t get a break. Chloe recognizes this and tries to be the reverse caregiver to her Mama, knowing she doesn’t get any sleep either. Talk about a spiral!

On the positive side of things we took Chloe to her first hypnotic experience last evening. Positive Changes has agreed to work with Chloe to see if there is something in the subconscious holding her back in swallowing, breathing or any of her other problems. This seems to be a great opportunity to explore the unknown. Yesterday was more of a ‘let’s see if we can figure out a system’ meeting, as Chloe still need suctioning during the hour and a half visit, taking her away from the hypnotic state she should be in. We’ll figure out something.

We will be going to the neighborhood Christmas Concert in hopes it will start lifting spirits. It will be Chloe, Colin and his Girlfriend, Dana and Me and we fully intend to find good seating. Of course, Colin will probably find seats away to keep his teenage distance.

There aren’t any real updates to Chloes’ physical status. We will be doing a swallow study as soon as this cold goes away. Other than that it is just the weekly visits to the speech therapist, Steve, and Chloe continually doing her swallowing homework in hopes things will wake up soon.

Dana and the family still welcome your help and prayers, and all of us are so grateful for your support over this very long battle. There is a new homepage and, soon, I’ll have new pictures of Chloe there also.

Be well,

  1. One Response to “Dec 9, 2011”

  2. By Kat on Dec 9, 2011

    I LOVE the idea of the hypnotic possibilities!! I hope something can be worked out so that it can be done. It makes me sad, Ron, that you can’t be there at night to lend a hand. Because i know you sure would be if you could. I love you all and my prayers of new ideas never stop….never give up or give in !

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