Since it is impossible to communicate with everyone personally about Emily's progress we will update this blog whenever there is anything new to report.

The Flake children are being cared for by Curtis' mom, Emily's mom, and Curtis's three sisters. The Relief Society is bringing them meals. Their needs are being met very well and Curtis is so grateful for all of your kind offers to assist their family. More than anything else, at this time, they need your faith and prayers.

If you need to communicate with Curtis or the family you are welcome to contact me (Curtis' sister, Angela) via email and I will deliver your message asap - ang_flake@hotmail.com.

10/19/08

Sunday, October 19 (Afternoon)

Emily has been feeling so much better the past couple of days. The doctors are very hopeful that she will be returning home soon. Although her blood pressure is still an issue they are confident that medication will compensate for that over the next while until she is more fully recovered. Her kidneys are functioning better every day. Recently, Emily's had a steady headache and says that her memory is not as good as it should be (mainly short term memory). As her brain swelling goes down over the next few weeks we hope these issues resolve themselves. We are assuming a "time will tell" approach.

Yesterday the kids all visited Emily in the hospital. When it came time to leave, little Allison (3 yrs old) was devastated at having to leave her mom again. Today, Emily arranged to have Allie come to the hospital for her own little visit. She sat on Emily's bed and the two played with Polly Pockets until Allie fell asleep on Emily. Before Allie left she listed for her mom the things she's not allowed to do once she returns home (obviously, someone's been coaching her) it included things like, the dishes, laundry, cleaning Allie's room, etc.

Emily has been getting all of your messages and loves them. She's thrilled to hear from so many she hasn't had contact with for a very long time. She says it's just amazing how word has spread and the amount of support she has felt from all of you.

4 comments:

Lori and jesse said...

Our prayers are with you and your family! I hope thing get better and take care of your self! Lori Tschannen

Marc and Megan said...

Emily, I just wanted you to know that you've been in every one of our prayers for the past week. I am so relieved to hear the positive news of the progress you've made over the last few days. You and your family will continue to be in our prayers, that you'll find even more blessings of healing and strength to keep moving forward. May you be surrounded by the sweet comfort and love of our Heavenly Father through the Spirit. All my love, Megan (McKell)

Amy said...

I love that Emily was thinking of her 3 year olds feelings. And what a precious sight to have your little girl feel safe enough to fall asleep with Emily. I know that you will continue to be blessed.

Jen J said...

I love hearing of your progress, Emily! I check this blog daily - and continue to keep you in my prayers. The story of little Emily is very sweet. I'm sure the kids are missing their Mommy - but you (and they!) are in good hands and it sounds like you will be home soon! We will continue to pray for all of you. Your sweet little baby is adorable. :)