Monday, July 16, 2018

A LITTLE CATCHING UP

Sunday, July 15 -  It's been awhile since we posted on our blog. We thought we better send out an update. We are currently in our summer home in Canton, Ohio. Those of you who follow our blog regularly may recall that Marsha suffered a stroke on April 11, while visiting Paul's brother in Amelia Island, Florida. We extended our stay in that area so Marsha could attend physical, speech, and occupational therapies. Once released by the doctor, we took our time traveling to our summer home in Canton. We arrived here on May 11 and immediately visited doctors in this area. Marsha worked very hard on therapy and is currently doing home therapy as needed. Her writing and typing leave a lot to be desired, but she is still plugging away trying to improve those skills.  She still has some speech issues she would like to improve upon. For some strange reason, she has acquired an Italian accent. Paul finds it a little exotic, and Marsha, family and friends have humorously enjoyed having a little Italian gal around the house this summer.

One of the tests the doctor ordered for Marsha was  a 30-day heart monitor, She wore it from mid-June to the middle of July and will get the results at the end of the month. She doesn’t wish that 30 day misery on anyone. What a pain. And as funny as it sounds, Paul’s cardiologist had him wear one for 30 days also, due to his afib problem.  We go to different doctors and were wearing them for different reasons. Our appointments were on the same day, at the same hospital and back-to-back times. The gal that set us up said she never had a husband and wife wired up together. What a hoot. 

To complicate matters, Marsha's dad, who just celebrated his 90th birthday this past November, has had some health issues of his own and has just recently moved into an assisted living facility. Thank God for Marsha, her brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Chris, dad has improved significantly and is comfortable in his new home. He wouldn't be where he is today without their dedicated and hard work. They continue their efforts with getting his house ready for sale and trying to satisfy the rest of the family. We do see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Carrie, dad, Kelly, Dave
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We have really enjoyed spending time with our oldest daughter, Kelly, and husband, Dave. Kelly is pregnant with our first grand baby. She is due in late November. She and Dave tried for three years to get pregnant with negative results. They decided to try IVF. Thank God it took the very first time. Kelly’s pregnancy was confirmed the same day Marsha had her stroke. We are all so happy and can’t wait till the little one arrives.

Kelly and Dave are so excited!
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Our daughter, Carrie, had a return flight to Houston this morning after visiting here in Canton for nearly a week. We had a great time with the entire family together.

A little fun playing bags
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Marsha gets to enjoy all the fun.
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She tried her hand at bags but is still a little weak.
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We don’t know who looks more pregnant…Kelly or one of the boys.
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And to add to the excitement, Kelly and Dave are in the middle of remodeling their kitchen, which Paul enjoys helping with. Kelly has taken a new teaching position in their home town of Chardon, Ohio. For the past six years, she was teaching in Parma, Ohio, nearly an hour drive from home. She looks forward to teaching at the nearby high school after her childcare leave.

We plan on remaining here in Ohio until after the Christmas holiday to spend time with our new grand baby and the rest of the family before traveling to Houston, Texas, to escape winter for several months. Hopefully, Paul can slow Marsha down a bit, but it has been a difficult struggle.

Hope this updates everyone on what we've been up to and what we plan for the immediate future. We want to thank everyone for the kind thoughts and prayers through this troubling time. Amazing how an event can change your life so quickly. The cause of Marsha's stroke remains a mystery to her and her doctors. She was in good health, exercised regularly, never smoked, wasn't over weight and lived a pretty healthy life. We hope and pray it was a “one-time” event and she will recover completely…..although Paul thinks he'll miss having that sweet Italian lady around the house.

We hope every one has a great rest of the summer.
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Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you back soon.  Have a great day!

26 comments:

  1. So glad to read the update. I know that Marsha is doing above and beyond on her therapy and pray she continues on her recovery. Congrats on the new grandbaby. However I am jealous because I don't have one yet. Love the family picture.

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  2. Nice to get the updatenand great that Marsha is on the upswing and getting better every day. So nice to have the family around and your first grand baby will surely be a blessing for all of you to enjoy.

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  3. So happy to hear the progress Marsha continues to make.

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  4. I'm so happy to hear from you guys and to know that Marsha is doing so well. What a delight to see your beautiful family all together. That pic of the "pregnant boys" caught me by surprise—you are hilarious!! So fun that you play together and enjoy each other so much. Take good care, keep on enjoying life, and keep us updated! :-)

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  5. I was just thinking about you yesterday and wondering how you were doing. An Italian accent, huh, how very peculiar! Do you remember the movie A Fish Called Wanda? Does you accent have that effect on Paul? ;-)
    So glad you are doing better and will get to travel again this winter.
    Oh, and how exciting to be expecting a grandbaby!

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  6. Thank you for bringing us all up to date. You look great Marsha. Congratulations on the wonderful news of the impending grandchild. How very exciting. Love the photo of 'all' the baby bumps!

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  7. I was so happy to see your post and to hear Marsha is doing so well. Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your first grandchild! I'm so happy for all of you. It's also great news that Marsha's dad is doing well. I've thought of you all so much and have been praying for Marsha's complete healing. Love the family picture too!

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  8. Great!!!!! I was thinking of you two a few days ago. Was concerned that we hadn't had an update. Thanks so much for this one. Sounds like lots of good news up there in Canton. Again, thanks for keeping us informed.

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  9. It's good to see Marsha still has her smile. The baby bellies picture is a hoot.

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  10. Thanks so much for the update. We are hoping for a complete recovery for Marsha. So happy to see that your whole family was together and that you will soon be adding a beautiful new member to your family. Congrats to Kelly and Dave! Sending big hugs to you both, but especially to Marsha.

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  11. Great update and congratulations on the coming grandbaby - loved the baby bump picture lol!! Take care and praying for complete recovery.

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  12. What a breath of fresh air! So good to see Marsha's smiling face.

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  13. Beautiful update and family get togethers. . .nothing like those grands. I know you guys are excited!

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  14. Great to hear how things are going. Marsha has a tedious road ahead, but everything she does is a step towards improvement, so it's good that she is continuing to diligently work on therapy. Congrats to Kelly and Dave and the entire family ... the photo of the four "bumps" is hilarious.

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  15. Glad things are looking up. I've heard, before, that people can acquire a permanent accent after a stroke or coma so don't say goodbye to the sweet Italian girl, yet. LOL Congratulations on the grand baby. You have a wonderful family.

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  16. Thank you so much for the update. Recovering from a stroke does take time and so happy to hear she is progressing. Congratulations on the upcoming grand baby. This new arrival is sure to bring a lot of joy to your family. We will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers.

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  17. So glad to hear you are continuing to improve. That's great news. Sounds like congratulations are in order for your grandbaby. You'll have so much fun getting ready for his/her arrival.

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  18. It was so great hearing from you all and getting caught up!! We have sure missed those sweet blogs!!! Marsha, you look fantastic!! Love that you now have an Italian accent!! Just a little spice...right?? Take care and continue to recover each day!! Our prayers continue for you!!!

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  19. Continued prayers for healing. Enjoy the happy times ahead.

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  20. Glad to hear all is well in the Weaver household. Congrats on the up coming birth of your grandbaby I know Marsha will have it spoiled rotten. Keep up the good work Marsha.

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  21. Good to see the smiling faces.

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  23. The Weavers have gone cosmopolitan! Is Marsha also craving Italian food? So glad to hear that Marsha's dad's transition to assisted living is going well. What exciting news to hear that Dave and Kelly are going to make you grandparents. What a joyous distraction for Marsha as she continues to work hard on her therapy. We pray that all her efforts bear the fruit of continued improvement.

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  24. Great update, thanks for posting!

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  25. Congratulations to you all❤️.
    Glad you are doing so well Marsha, keep up the great work.

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  26. So glad to hear Marsha is bouncing back and doing well with therapy and with an Italian accent! We continue to think of you and pray for continued recovery, Marsha.
    That photo of four pregnant folks is hilarious, you do know how to poke fun at yourselves.

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