She wiggled her toe!

The occupation therapist has given Daddy some exercises to do with Mama to help her move her fingers, work her legs, etc.  This morning while Daddy was doing these exercises, he noticed her eyelid flutter a little bit.  So he stopped and asked her to squeeze his finger.  She was able to do this once with her right hand, though she didn’t repeat it.  She also wiggled her big toe when he asked her too.  The neurologist gave her some commands when he came in this morning, but she didn’t do much for him.  When he asked her to open her eyes, she didn’t, but when he held open her eyes for her, she did follow his finger with her eye.  So, small steps, but this is the most we’ve seen from her yet!

24 thoughts on “She wiggled her toe!

  1. Thank you so much for keeping us all informed. We share your excitement over the “toe wiggle”. Debbie is loved by everyone she has touched in this world. Be assured that love and prayers are flooding your way from all of them!

  2. What a great idea to do this blog! Such good news to hear that Debbie’s making a little progress today. I pray for continued improvement.
    Love to you all.
    Kay

  3. Debbie you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that you have a speedy recovery and we see you back at school very soon. The kids and I sure do miss you.
    See you soon
    Love,
    Melissa

  4. Debbie,

    We are thinking about you and praying for your speedy recovery. Stay strong and keep making progress!

    With warm thoughts and wishes,
    Nicole and Cathy

  5. Keep the faith….Mayo is the best place for her to be. 2 years ago on this very day-Sep 8. My brother-in-law had a brain bleed and was rushed to Mayo. After surgery and a coma, wiggling toes, and all the other important baby steps along the way…..and the love and care from the many that work at Mayo….. He is alive and well. Be patient the brain is slow to recover. Our family has walked this path and will be praying for her recovery.
    TJ Friedlin
    Campus Store, Bolles

  6. Hi Lindsey,

    I am so sorry to hear what has happened to your mom. I will keep her in my prayers. My stepdad had a serious heart attack at the end of July and after three weeks of an induced coma, they lifted the sedation and he STILL hasn’t woken up. So… it can really take a long time, but the organs have to have time to heal.

    Will keep praying.

  7. Debbie and Family,
    Please know that our prayers are with you! We know that Debbie is under great care at Mayo. Keep the faith going and all will be well! Healing takes time – under His care – all will be well!

    Blessings,
    Julie Hudson
    Principal, The Bolles School, Ponte Vedra Campus

  8. What wonderful news! Please know that your Bolles family is praying hard for your recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are for all of you! We love you, Debbie!

    Carol

    1. Thank you for your prayers Carol. Bolles is so important to Mama (and to Bo and I), and I know that she will be looking forward to going back to work in PV as soon as she can!

  9. Hi Debbie,

    I can hardly wait for you to awake so you can read how much we all are thinking of you. Hang in there, be strong, keep getting better, and know that we care about you and we miss you!

    Carol Quatrano

  10. Im so happy to have heard the great news this moring when I arrived at the hosptial! I turly love this wonderful lady and her beautiful family. Prayers are still going up all over the Nation! The good things that they are truly being answered!
    –Kayle

  11. The Hardegree family. You are all in my prayers that you will have the strength to get through this hard time. I know all too well that Debbie is going to pull through and will be back on her feet soon. Debbie i know i will be talking to you very soon because you are a srong women and you know you have to keep an eye on things and make sure all the jobs get done right lol. my love goes out to a very special person.

  12. Debbie, you know we love you at NUMC! Everybody I see wants to know of your progress. They were all so upset to hear of your accident. You were put on our prayer chain last Monday, so many prayers have gone up from here.
    Many thanks to Lindsey for starting this web site! Hope to see you soon.
    Love you, Cindy H.

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