Day Five, Morning

Not much to report this morning.  We’re expecting a visit from the neurosurgeon this afternoon, so perhaps there will be an update then.  This morning they’re noticing a bit more symmetry in her involuntary movements – she’d previously been moving around a lot more with her right arm and leg, but now we’re seeing her left side moving almost as much as her right side.

Since the right side of her brain is the side with the air around her brain and all the swelling in her face, it makes sense that her left side wouldn’t be moving around as much (since the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body).  So the fact that she’s got more equal movement is encouraging.  The occupational therapist is also noticing some good improvement in her range of motion all over her body.  They drew some more blood to test (they’re not looking for anything in particular, just making sure they haven’t missed anything), so perhaps we’ll hear results this afternoon on that as well.

Thanks so much to everyone for your support, thoughts, and prayers.  We so much appreciate reading your comments here on this blog!


17 thoughts on “Day Five, Morning

  1. David,

    I am praying for you and your family. Hang in there and know you have friends everywhere that care for you.

    Mel 🙂

  2. Lindsey- Thank you so much for taking the time to keep us informed. I am a member of Christ Church and I am praying for Debbie and all of you. If there is anything I can do for you Bobi knows how to reach me.

  3. Debbie, you and your family, are in our prayers. Our church’s prayer chain is already
    in prayer for you. Thank you for sharing on the blog. We are concerned and following it closely.

  4. We have faith that she will recover from all of this with her usual big smile! Debbie has been through a lot in her lifetime and this is just one more thing for her testimony.
    We will continue to pray for her quick recovery! Love, The McManamon’s

  5. Hardegree Family,
    I just heard the bad news today and I am so very sorry for all that you have been through. I know that you all have lots of love and faith and I hope that it will help during this awful time.From the blog it seems that there are good signs towards recovery and I certainly know that Debbie is a fighter and will do all she can to get through this. Be patient and strong- I will certainly be praying for her!
    With love, Cindy Howell

  6. Debbie’s Stephen Ministry family is keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. We missed her cheerful smile at our meeting on Tuesday night. We look forward to seeing Debbie’s bright light shining once again and are here to support you all during her recovery. Does Debbie have any special music she loves? Sometimes playing favorite music can have a powerful effect on people in comas. Just a thought.

    Our prayers are with you all,
    Madeleine Tavares
    Stephen Leader at Christ Church

    1. Thank you Madeleine – I’m not sure if Mama’s care receiver is aware of the situation, but if it is appropriate to share with her, would you please pass the news along? Hopefully Mama will be back to visiting her again soon.

  7. Lindsey,
    Thanks for your time and updates on your Mom. I am a member, with Debbie, of Stephen Ministry at Christ Church and my prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.
    From the Book of Common Prayer:
    Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve your sick servant Debbie, and give your power of healing to those who minister to her needs, that she may be strengthened in her weakness and have confidence in your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

  8. Dear Debbie,
    You are blessed with a wonderful and loving family! We are all so appreciative of their thoughtfulness in posting this blog. Like others who have commented, I too have a friend who went through brain surgery at Mayo after a brain aneurism and she has recovered splendidly. So hang in there and let yourself heal. Can’t wait to see you back up and smiling. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Kathy (and Emma, too)

  9. My dear sweet friend, we are all praying for you I have been praying without ceasing. God is working things out in His own timing. I love you so very very much. The verse that was given to me is “My Grace is sufficiant for you”.

  10. Please tell your mom that Lisa Anderson said that she was praying for her and that she loves her very much. She said she would come if you need her! God bless your family!

    1. Linda, could you email me Lisa’s address? My email is

      Mama and I both got returned Christmas cards from her this past year, so we’d love to know her new address. Lisa means so much to our family. Thank you for passing the message along, and please pass on our love to her as well!

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