Saturday, September 6, 2008
More About Wyetta
I haven't written about my friend, Wyetta, since last March. You may remember, at that time she was on a respirator and spent her days lying in bed, unable to speak.
Wyetta is still in the convalescent home, but she has come a long, long way toward the day when she will come home. She has had set backs along the way. She had one recently, and it has her a bit discouraged. But she has been off the respirator for a long time. She has a trach, and can now talk. We have even had a couple of phone conversations!
It's been a long, hot summer, which has kept me at home most of the time. So, once again, I haven't been seeing her very often. But now we do have the phone, and of course, letters. Wyetta is out of bed, in her wheel chair, doing physical therapy, eating in the dining room and participating in social activities. When I call her, most of the time I get no answer because she's busy elsewhere - and that's a good thing! She has actually been able to stand on her feet for short periods of time.
The day will come when she goes home. After a recent short bout with pneumonia, she was feeling down, and worrying that she might not make it home, because she still requires so much care. But she will make it. - I know she will.