Friday, October 30, 2009

Christie Went to school

Christie finally started school. She went Thursday. Sure wish I was with her to see how her first day of school in 1 1/2 years went.Time stands still for no man. It breaks my heart to think of all the time and memories she has lost. I wish I was there for her to tell me all about her first day of school just like she use to do.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Song Titled... " Time after Time"

How much longer does Christie have to beg before she is allowed to come home?Life really isn't fair. The people who hurt no one are the ones that are hurt the most.Christie has never hurt anyone.But her life has changed forever.People responsible for it no consequences

Thursday, October 22, 2009

One Step Back

Here is an email Richard or Dave sent me...

Patricia has told me that she is going to have to scale back expectations regarding Christie's progression in eating on her own. Christie is going to have to comprehend that she is having problems and not lash out and argue over it. Yesterday Christie began eating too fast and became agitated when corrected and tried to hit Patricia. Even when starting to hurt herself with her actions, Christie does not listen to directions that can help her. It was also stated that Christie needs to feed herself instinctively without assistance and that is why no one needs feed Christie but herself. It would nullify all therapy if someone did. As it stands now, for safety's sake, Christie will be staying on a one pureed meal a day diet for a while with only assistance from the Therapist.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Continuing to improve

I got an email from Richard. Christie didn't go to the neurologist Friday, she went and got her cast off. Why he couldn't have just said that before I don't know. Anyway to the GREAT part. Christie had a soft p-nut butter sandwich today. Her therapist says she is doing really well and progressing well. If all goes well Christie will be getting 3 meals a day by mouth sometime in the next 2 weeks. Christie will continue to have the feeding tube in but it will not be used. The feeding tube must remain in for a least a month while she is eating in case she should aspirate. They would have to put in another feeding tube so this one will remain in place until we know Christie can do it completely on her on. You go girl. She gets her determination or as some would call it her stubbornness from her Mama. Just ask anyone who know me. ;)

Sunday, October 18, 2009


I talked to Christie as I do everyday. Today the first thing she said was I want to come home. She is getting more consistent with asking to come home. Christie went to the neurologist Friday. I emailed Richard as he prefers to ask how the appointment went and for an update. Richard responded today with ... What makes you think she went to the neurologist? This is crazy a Mama shouldn't have this much trouble trying to find out about her child. please keep us especially Christie in your prayers.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Thank You Jesus. My Faith has been renewed. Here are more details from Christie's swallow study. Christie will be allowed 1 meal a day Monday thru Friday with the therapist only. Then an x-ray will be done to make sure there is no pneumonia or problems. If not then the nurses will be allowed to give Christie the one meal a day.
Today Christie had pureed meat, pureed vegetables, mashed potatoes, a banana and thickened orange juice. Christie was so happy she thanked everyone who came close to her. Christie will continue to have the feeding tube for now but certainly in time it will be removed.This truly is a start and a Blessed Day. Thank you Lord for the day thou hath made, be glad and rejoice in it. I can only hope Christie will continue to do well and I will get to get a meal with her the next time I am there.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Swallow Study Results

Woohoo. Christie PASSED her swallow study. She can now have thickened liquids. She is still on the feeding tube. Richard has told me that thickened liquids does nothing to quench the thirst but it is a start. I remember when Richard was on the thickened liquids but it does make way for the thin liquids next. Please continue to pray.
Thanks for all of your Prayers,
Becky & Christie

Monday, October 5, 2009


Here we go again. 1 step forward and 3 steps back. The swallow study has been rescheduled for Oct 13

Swallow Study

Please pray for Christie's strength and guidance today as Christie goes for her swallow study. I believe due to miss or no communication Richard has gone to Tennessee and with the court date changed I was unable to go. So I think Christie will be there alone. God be with Her with his realm of Angels.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Trying This to see if it works, Christie Standing

Richard sent this to me threw his my space. I don't have my space so a friend had to open it and email it back to me. Hope it works

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Court has been rescheduled for November 9TH

About Christie

I am Becky, Christie's Mom and I want to tell you about Christie. Christie is a beautiful, outgoing, and caring person. She loves outside, turtles, frogs, birds all kinds of animals especially horses. Christie has talked about maybe becoming a vet. Christie was injured in a car wreck on April 19,2008. Christie has a severe globial brain injury where they had to remove the whole left tempral lobe. This blog is to share Christie's story. She is a fighter, and she is making a recovery that no one thought she would.


This is a truly BEAUTIFUL piece. Please Read this at a slow pace, digesting every word and in not hurry... This is a treasure...
>For those lucky to still be blessed with your Mom,This is beautiful. For those of us who aren't, this is Even more beautiful. For those who are moms, you'll love this.
>The young mother set her foot on the path of life. 'Is This the long way?' she asked. And the guide said:'Yes, and the way is hard. And you will be old before you reach the end of it... But The end will be better than the beginning.'
But the young mother was happy, and she would not Believe that anything could be better than these years. So she Played with her children, and gathered flowers for Them along the way, and bathed them in the clear streams; and The sun shone on them, and the young Mother cried,'Nothing will ever be lovelier than this.'
>Then the night came, and the storm, and the path was Dark, and the children shook with fear and cold, and the mother Drew them close and covered them with her mantle, and the children said, 'Mother, we are not afraid, for you are near, and no harm can come.'
>And the morning came, and there was a hill ahead, and The children climbed and grew weary, and the mother was weary. But at all times she said to the children,' A little patience and we are there.'So the children climbed, and when they reached the top They said, 'Mother, we would not have done it without you.'
>And the mother, when she lay down at night looked up At the stars and said, 'This is a better day than the last, for my Children have learned fortitude in the face of hardness.Yesterday I gave them courage. Today, I've given them strength.'
>And the next day came strange clouds which darkened The earth, clouds of war and hate and evil, and the children groped And stumbled, and the mother said: 'Look up. Lift your eyes to the light. ' And the children looked and saw above the clouds An everlasting glory, and it guided them beyond the Darkness. And that night the Mother said, 'This is the best day of all, for I have shown my children God.'
>And the days went on, and the weeks and the months and The years, and the mother grew old and she was little and bent. But her children were tall and strong, and walked with Courage. And when the way was rough, they lifted her, For she was as light as a feather; and at last they came to a hill,And beyond they could see a shining road and golden gates flung wide. And Mother said, 'I have reached the end of my journey. And now I know the end Is better than the beginning, for my children can Walk alone, and their children after them.'
>And the children said, 'You will always walk with us, Mother, even when you have gone through the gates.'And they stood and watched her as she went on alone, and the gates Closed after her. And they said: 'We cannot see her But she is with us still. A Mother like ours is more than a memory. She Is a living presence.......'
>Your Mother is always with you... She's the whisper Of the leaves as you walk down the street; she's the smell of bleach In your freshly laundered socks; she's the cool hand On your brow when you're not well. Your Mother lives Inside your laughter. And she's crystallized in every tear drop. She's the place you came from, your first home; and she's the map you follow with every step you take. She's your first love And your first heartbreak, and nothing on earth can Separate you.Not time, not space... Not even death!