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.

10/22/08

Wednesday, October 22

Emily is home!!! She was released from the hospital on Monday and has been doing well. It's really nice for her to be home with her family again. She's able to rest more than at the hospital (fewer nurses tests and beeping machines). The instructions from her doctors haven't changed - rest, rest, rest, and she's not allowed to do much of anything. She's also not supposed to lift more than 2 lbs.

Emily is disoriented some of the time and her equilibrium is off so although she's able to walk. She holds onto walls and people to help her maintain balance. This appears to be improving over time.

Curtis' mom and sisters are still staying with them so Emily can rest as much as possible. Luckily, McKenzie continues to be a near perfect baby, fussing very little, eating well, and sleeping a lot.

Emily tries to do too much during the days and Curtis says she really pays for it come evening time. He mentioned that yesterday was a great day, or so it seemed, she spent most of the day sitting on the couch visiting with family, by evening she was mentally and physically exhausted and ended up with a terrible headache.

Although Emily has been told a lot about what happened she doesn't remember much of what she been told previously. So, Curtis has been telling her about it again and she's been reading email from the past 11 days to catch up. Emily is now realizing how serious her situation really was and it scares her a great deal. So much so that Curtis says he hesitates to tell her too much because he just doesn't want her to get stressed about it. She worries that something could happen now to put her back into similar circumstances. Her headache last night really scared her.

Emily's mom will be coming on Friday to help care for her when Curtis' mom returns to California. Her sisters, Andrea and Julia, will also be coming soon for a visit and to help with the kids. This Friday Emily will be going back to the hospital for an EEG (some kind of brain test). We will post an update once we learn the results.

5 comments:

The Burila Bunch said...

Thanks for the update!!! Curtis please if there is anything we can do please call. If the kids happen to come to Gary and Janet's we would love to go over and play. I know just from what happened with Dave's dad just make sure she takes it easy. Easier said then done, We love you all. Thanks Angela for all the updates it makes it so much easier than wondering exactly how she and Curtis are doing. Samantha

keylimer said...

Welcome Home, Emily! We love you, but we'll stay away as requested. You need your rest. Please let us know when it will be o.k. to visit. We have a gift for you. Also, we'd love to have the girls come play again. Alisa & Family

Jill Orton said...

We are so happy that Emily was able to come home. Family can be a healer of it's own, but please don't overdue it. We will continue to keep you in our prayers. We love you - the Orton's

Casey said...

I'm so glad that you're home Emily. Take it easy and just heal. It will take less time over the long run if you just listen to the doctors and your husband. Good luck and rest my friend. Your family is just amazing and beautiful.

Christy said...

Em, I'm so glad you are home. I know you'll be much happier now surrounded by your sweet kiddos. I'd like to come over and see you, let me know when visitors are allowed. I'm so greatful you are getting better. Remember to rest now so that you can heal. (so hard). Let Curtis & the kids spoil you. :) Love to you all, Christy