Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Light at the End of the Tunnel....

is hopefully not an on-coming train


Aloha, all.

This is Lisa again stunt-blogging from Maui. Dez has been exceedingly busy trying to 1. make sure her mom is getting everything she needs 2. making sure Dave has everything he needs, including regular on-going wound care after his eye surgery this spring 3. keeping the Knitting Asylum up and thriving 4. driving back and forth between Baton Rouge and New Orleans trying to keep up with numbers 1, 2, and 3. Also, she is trying to do silly things like eat and sleep and take care of herself.

Clare, Dez's mom, is doing much better! She has been moved from the hospital to a skilled nursing facility, where she is expected to spend the next several weeks. Her hip has been surgically repaired and is healing well. Her broken knee is healing on its own, and with a little time and care is likely to heal without surgery. Clare is having much less pain, and feeling all right. Her doctor's prognosis is that she is extremely likely to have a high level of recovery from her injuries, which means that with some time and some rehab she is probably going to be able to function just fine.

Several secret missions (shhh, don't tell her) have been mounted involving a new Ipod type device and some amusements to keep her occupied during convalescence. Should you care to offer support and best wishes, you can leave notes in the comment section. If anyone would like to send cards or letters, they can be sent to the shop. Clare Rabeneck C/O The Knitting Asylum 8231 Summa Avenue #B Baton Rouge, LA 70809.

Dez will be back to post when she can. Her life has been complicated by this and a few other "curveballs" recently, and she has been spending large amounts of time and energy trying to deal with them. In the interim, I hope to have a knitting related blog post for you in the next week or so.

Be well.

Aloha,

Lisa Louie
Kahului, Maui, Hawaii




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