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.


kenju said...

I hope you're right, Bobbie. I know you are pleased with her progress.

Crayons said...

Oh, I'm so sorry Bobby. You must feel helpless and harried. When my sister passed away in a hospital several years ago, I felt my own life force draining out of me.

I send you strength and insight.

Unknown said...

I'm glad to know that Wyetta is doing better, as I remember your other posts about your dear friend.

My prayers and good wishes to Wyetta.


Unknown said...

Oh, Bobbie - I want to thank you for your link to Bipolar Kids. That org helped me so much when we were struggling to help my daughter with her condition.