Latest news is mom had or is currently getting her EEG (tech just came to the room when I talked to Dad a little bit ago) and she was able to pick up and set down her own cup for a drink (with a straw, guess the nurses decided she has better control with than without right now) on her own this morning. Still couldn't tell nurse her own birthday this morning (seemed to know it, but too much to say it). I'm thinking asking for a letter board so she can show us what she needs to say is a good step today (and maybe eventually typing if she gets enough hand function). Leaving for the hospital in an hour. My ride is all set for Saturday to get everything together for my party at rehab.
I forgot to mention her eyes yet. They follow pretty well, but are a little "bouncy" and don't move smoothly, especially toward the right. She already has cataracts (was set to have surgery this coming Thursday) so without her verbal skills, it is hard to know what she does and doesn't see right now.
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. Jenni 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.
Jenni is currently writing more books and stays active on both Facebook and Pinterest. Here is her resume.
Since Jenni's chiropractor carried no insurance and moved out of the country soon after the accident (thus avoiding any legal or financial consequences), if you would like to help contribute to the Saake (pronounced like the two small words, say and key) family's massive financial needs (medical expenses alone are estimated to cost between $1- and $1.5- Million in Jenni's lifetime), please visit Jennifer Saake's Stroke Survivor GoFundMe Page. (This support information has been added in direct response to several reader requests.) The Saakes sincerely thank you for your prayers and if God prompts and equips you to send any monetary assistance as well, this is a significant added blessing.