Update: The In Darkness Sing blog at JenniferSaake is experiencing prolonged technical issues, so I'm temporarily posting back here on my old Stroke of Grace blog.

Thirty-nine-year-old Jennifer Saake (founder, Hannah's Prayer Ministries), experienced 6 strokes via vertebral dissection at a chiropractic office, including brain stem and cerebellum bleeds, in Oct. 2011. Jennifer remained hospitalized for nearly 2 months and was not expected to live (near death experience) nor recover, but if she even survived, she was slated to live out her days in a nursing home or, best case, to maybe come home but wheelchair-bound and needing 24-hour care. At 5 years, 7 months God showed how He was writing her story from the beginning.

Jennifer is currently writing more books and stays active on both Facebook and Pinterest. Stroke of Grace became In Darkness Sing in early 2018 and has moved, along with all five of Jennifer's active blogs, to one location at JenniferSaake.com. (Please see above temporary update note above!)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mom's Home!

Yesterday, Mom posted:
I came home today. Four days in the hospital and a week in rehab. I'm very tired, but happy to be home. I graduated fro wheelchair to walker yesterday had a review from doctors and therapists, Passed cognitive and balance test and was sent home this afternoon. I am so thankful we figured out what triggered the seizure activity. and it is controlled! I cracked my skull about two weeks ago, slamming the door on our dodge van before I got myself totally inside. When the immovable force met that door something rocketed around. Any way I see my PCP tomorrow and my neurologist within a couple of weeks. Waiting for them to call me. One of my great pleasures of life is curtailed for awhile, (driving) But my God is sufficient.
Mom, Kathy, Kendra, Susan
I saw here briefly this afternoon. She had been out to the doctor. She looks great, but is weak and tires very easily. After this one brief outing, her color was dark, face pale, eyes puffy and she fell asleep during the brief (10 minutes) car ride from the doctor's office to home, so was headed for a nap! Going to take a while to really get her feet back under her, I'm sure!

I went to Bible study without Mom for the first time. We have another member of our very small group in a rehab hospital over in California right now! I came home and took a nap too. I think I'm still playing catch up from our hectic past couple of weeks too. I've only made it out of bed early enough to help get the kids out the door to school once all week.

I got a bit of vacuuming done this afternoon. I'm still not super steady on my feet and still can't do much more than one room at a time, but I was thinking back just to the first part of this year and how I simply did not have the balance to walk and push a machine like this AT ALL, and how today I can remember those emotions so vividly, yet cannot recreate a clear memory of the physical sensation of that particular limitation. Wow! Just wow!