Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Out from under the bed!
I guess the truth is, when I am scared the written words just don't come. It has been a long time since I posted, a lot has gone on.
In a world where we have too much drama, I saved you from a little more. Leah's surgery was a huge success, and then things went south for a while. Her brain swelled, her health declined, she got better, then worse, then worse, she had a second surgery, then worse, then slowly better, and better.
We were in Seattle for 20 days. I saw more tragedy there than I cared to, from the homeless people that finished my breakfast every morning, to Leah's hospital roommate that sat alone, day after day, with half her skull removed.
While I felt like I was in hell, I am thankful for the experience, and have such gratitude for the doctors and nurses at Harborview. They are amazing.
I am so happy to tell you that, two days ago, Leah drove a car. Today she went back to work as a makeup artist for half a day. She is herself, same personality, only slightly funnier-really, no kidding. The part of her brain they worked on has a lot to do with her emotions. Some people come out angry, she on the other hand, thinks everything is funny! Me too, and, like always, we have fun together.
Please know how much gratitude I have for each of you that entered Leah's trial. You helped me help her, and I really can't thank you enough............Now then, back to the dogs!


  1. That is wonderful news! You were silent for so long we were concerned it could be bad news.
    Thank you for the update.

  2. I am thankful for the update and you have my true empathy. As the wife of a brain injury/brain surgery survivor I teared up and smiled during this post. See you this weekend.

  3. Oh I am so glad that your sis is doing well. Thank you for the news.