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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Hanging in there

(This post by Sharon, Joe's friend in Chicago)

Becky and Joe are still hanging in there. Becky was expected to be out of the hospital yesterday but she's still struggling a bit so she will be there until at least tomorrow (Sunday). She doesn't feel up to the phone or the computer but knows that everyone is pulling for her and she'll be in touch when she gets out of the hospital. They have arranged a room for her in a Residence Inn near Northwestern and her mom will stay with her there while she remains in Chicago. She'll have to come back to the hospital for tests and things - they have a shuttle so it should be pretty convenient and comfortable for both Becky and her mom.

Joe was sleeping when we visited today but according to his parents, he is improving slowly. He is more comfortable walking than Becky and I'm told he can make it several laps around the floor. Becky joined him for half a lap today and does half laps on her own a few more times a day. Exciting stuff.

There is talk of Joe getting out of the hospital tomorrow as well, but I think he has a few benchmarks to hit before he is released. Only time will tell. He will head back to his apartment under the care of his dad.

Hopefully tomorrow will bring a little more comfort to both of them. They're just taking it a day at a time.


  • Thanks to Sharon for these updates. It's wonderful that we can keep up on all these developments in this way. Many, many people are pulling for you, Becky and Joe -- many who you don't even know you personally! We'll pray for continued progress -- one half-lap at a time.
    Love, Jennifer

    By Anonymous Jennifer Dukes Lee, at 1:54 AM  

  • Glad to hear you guys are both doing well! Hooray!! Can't wait to read the next post.

    By Blogger Mindy, at 4:31 PM  

  • Glad to hear your are both doing so well! Keep up the great progress.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:54 PM  

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