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22
Apr 2008
5:55 AM CST
   

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

ONE YEAR WITH GUILLIAN-BARRE

Ron continues to make progress, moving his arms, now legs more!� He is working hard daily in physical therapy and occupational therapy to become stronger.� Please continue to pray for Ron's strength and continued progress.� ONE year ago, he was put on the ventilator for his condition.� We are so thankful that he no longer needs it and look forward to this next year having continued progress.

10 comment(s) - 07:05 AM - 06/27/2008
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20
Mar 2008
3:06 AM CST
   

March 20, 2008 - 11 Months with Guillian Barre'

Rehab is going well for Ron.� He can raise his arms now which is a great accomplishment.� He still has no movement in his extremities but we continue to have hope for his healing.� Please know that your visits mean so much to Ron.� It helps with the passing of time and also keeps him abreast of�what is going on.� Thank you for again for your prayers, cards and words of encouragement.� May each of you have BLESSED Easter!

3 comment(s) - 04:58 PM - 03/26/2008
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05
Mar 2008
3:34 AM CST
   

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Ron continues to rehab at Trinity Mother Frances Rehab Hospital in Tyler. He is still in the same room but due to remodeling the room number has changed to 133B. Rehabilitation is going well... he goes for three hours a day (except on the weekends)which is divided between Physical and Occupational Therapy. Thank you so much for your visits - Ron does enjoy your visits and catching up on the news!

3 comment(s) - 10:19 AM - 03/11/2008
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21
Feb 2008
2:06 AM MST
   

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008 - 10 MONTHS WITH GUILLIAN BARRE'

Ron was moved to Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital yesterday. He is in Room 121A. He will start extensive rehab today - please pray for him as he still has a great deal of pain. He welcomes visitors so if you are in Tyler please stop by and encourage him. We continue to lift up Ron's family as the days get long for them also!! Words cannot express their appreciation to each of you for your prayers, comments, visits and cards - May God Bless each of you!

5 comment(s) - 06:49 PM - 03/03/2008
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11
Feb 2008
11:07 PM CST
   

Monday, February 11, 2008

Ron is still in ICU at ETMC. The infection isbetter but he still needs some antiobiotics!! Your thoughts and prayers are always appreciated.

2 comment(s) - 07:03 PM - 02/16/2008
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05
Feb 2008
9:50 AM CST
   

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Ron is at ETMC ICU - 3rd floor. He had a urinary tract infection which caused him to become septic. He has been very disoriented due to the infection but today he is much better.

4 comment(s) - 08:17 PM - 02/09/2008
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01
Feb 2008
6:31 AM CST
   

Friday, February 1, 2008

Ron has developed a fever and has been transferred again to ETMC. He has an infection and dehydrated when we last spoke to Cindy. He will be further assessed at ETMC. Please continue to pray.

3 comment(s) - 03:30 AM - 02/05/2008
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29
Jan 2008
8:03 AM CST
   

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 -- 11:00 AM

Cindy just received news that they are moving Ron toTrinity Mother Francis Rehabilitation Hospitalin Tyler today. We will post his Room Number and other pertinent information as we get it. Please continue to remember Ron in your prayers and he moves to a new place and rehabs at a different level. As we continue to remember -- God's Timing is Always Perfect!

1 comment(s) - 02:20 PM - 01/30/2008
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16
Jan 2008
10:21 AM CST
   

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 9 months with Guillian Barre'

The ventilator has been removed and we are all so thankful. Ron said he can swallow better now! He continues to get in the neurochair daily and sit up on the side of the bed. Thank you Johnny for taking Ron for a ride around the hospital. He enoyed looking outside and seeing other scenery besides his hospital room. Keep praying for feeling and movement in his extremities and that God will give Ron strength and endurance as he deals with this illness.

4 comment(s) - 10:09 AM - 01/21/2008
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07
Jan 2008
5:10 AM CST
   

Monday, January 7, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EACH AND EVERYONE FROM RON! Ron is continuing to improve. The nurses sat him up on side of the bed and he can hold himself up for a short time! We are still praying for feeling and movement in his hands, legs and feet. We are so thankful for the good care Ron is receiving at ETMC Specialty Hospital. Please pray for the staff and physicians as they continue to provide the care Ron needs to get better.

3 comment(s) - 02:06 PM - 01/15/2008
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27
Dec 2007
9:15 AM CST
   

Thursday, December 27, 2007

The blessings of Christmas are many.... we hope you enjoyed them all.Ron said Merry Christmas to each of you and Happy New Year!He enjoyed some of Mom's dressing and pecan pie on Christmas day! He is still off the vent during the day and a bypass machine at night. Ron, Cindy, Tifffany and Neal thank each of you for your visits, cards, words of encouragement and most of all your prayers for the past eight months. Keep lifting them up because it takes the entire family to stay positive during these long days. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

6 comment(s) - 07:48 PM - 01/05/2008
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12
Dec 2007
8:33 AM CST
   

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Ron is off the vent from 5:30 am to 10:30 pm every day. Trying to breathe on his on is like running a marathon. He has been able to sit up in a Neuro Chair 30 minutes to 1 hour per day. Ron is eating small portions of food during the day but he finds this also exhausting! Guillian Barre has truly taken a toll on Ron's body. He is still unable to move his arms, hands, fingers, legs and feet. We know Ron is making progress but please continue to pray daily for his strength and endurance during this difficult time.

8 comment(s) - 08:44 PM - 12/31/2007
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05
Dec 2007
8:02 AM CST
   

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

We are sorry it has been so long for an update on Ron but are very thankful for your continued prayers and comments. Ron is making progress and continues to wean himself off the ventilator. Forthose that have visited you may have been surprised to hear him talk!! He has been cleared for a soft dietand hada baked potatoe last night. Please continue to visit him - he loves the company. Thank you for the cards, letters, words of encouragement, comments you post on this journal and especially your prayers.

4 comment(s) - 01:31 PM - 12/08/2007
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10
Nov 2007
5:44 AM CST
   

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Ron has been doing pretty good. Still working on weaning off of the ventilator. Yesterday, he got to enjoy pudding and grape juice, so we know he can swallow. He is making improvement, day by day. What is remarkable is that he is able to breath on his own with the trach capped off, meaning he is breathing through his own mouth and nose...... this is actually harder than breathing through the trach down lower! Yea! Keep up the prayers God is answering!

11 comment(s) - 08:02 AM - 12/01/2007
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06
Nov 2007
3:58 AM CST
   

Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Ron continues to work on breathing on his own. He is gradually climbing that ladder and feeling pretty good lately!
4 comment(s) - 08:06 PM - 11/07/2007
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28
Oct 2007
1:27 PM CST
   

Sunday evening, October 28, 2007
Ron is comfortable today. He had a hard last week, but we are beginning to feel better. We have takena few steps backward, but now we are coming back FORWARD! Thanks for the continued prayers and support.
5 comment(s) - 11:44 PM - 10/30/2007
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17
Oct 2007
3:28 AM CST
   

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR RONNIE (DADDY!), HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
Today is Ron's birthday. He is still working on getting off the ventilator.... I bet we know what his birthday wish is! We know it will come true!

7 comment(s) - 05:48 PM - 10/27/2007
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09
Oct 2007
4:31 AM CST
   

Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Ron has been doing well. We are working on getting off the ventilator! He went a total of EIGHT hours breathing entirely on his own yesterday, which is wonderful. It has been hard for him, but he is working hard to get there. Please continue to pray for God to give him the strength to get there! We appreciate the thoughts and prayers.
7 comment(s) - 12:54 PM - 10/15/2007
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28
Sep 2007
2:30 PM CST
   

Friday, September 28, 2007
AWESOME NEWS!!! Ron breathed on his own for SIX HOURS today..... how remarkable! We are so excited that he is making such wonderful progress. God is good and He has answered so many prayers.
7 comment(s) - 03:41 PM - 10/08/2007
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25
Sep 2007
12:35 PM CST
   

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Ron had a wonderful day today. He was able to breath ALL ON HIS OWN for THREE hours................. making much progress! He told us today that he continues to keep in mind a special verse: "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me, Phil 4:13"

He also got to have a taste of some real food, whichhe hasn't experienced sinceApril..... pudding!We're still not quite strong enough to swallow,so the hamburger will have to wait a little longer.
6 comment(s) - 07:50 PM - 09/28/2007
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    About Me: We want to start out by saying thank you very much for all the phone calls, prayers, and support. We will be updating this website periodically (especially when there is new information). You can leave a comment by logging on (it is free) and we will be glad to print them and read them off to Ron when we visit. Thanks again for everything. We are truly blessed to have such wonderful friends in our lives!