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Lisztomania 69M
13997 posts
4/2/2019 6:05 pm
FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS ABOUT MAISIE


For weeks now, Maisie's medical team has been telling me she has shown no improvement. After two months, Medicare refused ICU care at Erlanger (hospital) and denied my appeal to keep her there. (Yes, the phrase "death panel" occurred to .)

The best option presented to me was a skilled care/rehab place in Collegedale on Chattanooga's eastern flank, about 12 miles away. She was transported there yesterday. I received a last evening which surprised me -- the nurse had been able to understand her communications easily.

I visited the new facility this afternoon. Maisie was dozing when I first got there, but as I stood over her she awoke.. What happened next was like a miracle to : she opened her eyes wide with full comprehension, then gave the most wonderful smile I have ever been blessed with.

And then we talked. And talked. Not just by means of gestures and grunts. Maisie is fully able to say words and sentences, but she has almost no voice yet, so it involves some lip-reading. I not so good , and times I felt like I was the slower of the 2 of us in the conversation. We talked about familiar things like her beloved cats, my own medical problems, etc. We didn't mention politics. LOL.

But many endearments were exchanged.

Lisztomania 69M
10424 posts
4/2/2019 6:19 pm

Thanks so much to all of you would said encouraging words and offered prayers. I know it made a difference

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MrsJoe 71F
10493 posts
4/2/2019 6:22 pm

Liszt, this is absolutely wonderful news! I do believe that God hears and answers prayers and still performs miracles.
I know it must be hard for you day after day with nothing good or significant to share, but I checked the blogs several times a day, hoping to hear something.
Thank you for letting us know.


For me to be upset by your criticism, I must first value your opinion.


maggie052 67F
42 posts
4/2/2019 6:38 pm

J have just returned to SFF after a long break and read about what happened to Maissie.
Sorry this has happened but happy to hear of her improvements.

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, – Winston Churchill


Skariff2 66M
2819 posts
4/2/2019 7:08 pm

Hearing about improvements cannot possibly be better than living through them. Happy to learn of Maisie's return to normalcy. Aging is not for the weak hearted.......

Prejudice cannot be conquered with logic, logic didn't instill it and logic cannot eradicate it.


Rocketship 74F
15313 posts
4/2/2019 7:23 pm

Thanks for this great up-date, Liszt~~

Big Warm Hugssss and positive energies to you both!!


Rich1937 81M
6406 posts
4/2/2019 8:05 pm

How happy I am to hear this good news Listz. It will take some time before her voice is fully restored as ventilators will do that. My quad bypass required a ventilator for over a week. Things can only improve and we will continue to remember you in our prayers. PTL

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joannita 64F
1257 posts
4/2/2019 8:26 pm

That os great news, I am happy for you both
jo


boogie7102 74F
503 posts
4/2/2019 8:42 pm

That is wonderful Liszt. How is your health holding up ? I check daily for news and thank you for the update. Sending loving prayers to you both.


Lisztomania 69M
10424 posts
4/2/2019 8:48 pm

    Quoting MrsJoe:
    Liszt, this is absolutely wonderful news! I do believe that God hears and answers prayers and still performs miracles.
    I know it must be hard for you day after day with nothing good or significant to share, but I checked the blogs several times a day, hoping to hear something.
    Thank you for letting us know.
Thanks, mrsjoe so much for your prayers.


lilium5 69F
2125 posts
4/2/2019 9:22 pm

What an amazing transformation after admission to the rehab/care facility! It seems she is well on the way to full recovery. I imagine your spirits are greatly buoyed by Maisie's much improved condition Liszt. Such great news ~ kindest regards to you both :- )


GavinLS2 64M
1475 posts
4/2/2019 9:34 pm

VERY GLAD TO HEAR THIS!

GBU,

Gavin


earthytaurus3 78F
39027 posts
4/3/2019 12:45 am

We've awaited good news. Liszt. This is IT! Thank you for communicating progress … a good thing..


Maudie1 69F
4925 posts
4/3/2019 12:53 am

Liszt, delighted to see this good news about Maisie. Thanks for the update.


bijou649 69F
354 posts
4/3/2019 3:46 am

Thank you for letting us know about this wonderful progress. You and Maisie are in our thoughts and prayers every day.


Fossil_Fetcher 71M
9471 posts
4/3/2019 3:54 am

Finally, some good news in this wretched den of discontent. Our prayers for Maisie (and you) will continue.

Fossil



Non ego te hic placere


Archer62 78F
4253 posts
4/3/2019 4:55 am

THAT IS GREAT NEWS AND I HOPE THE IMPROVEMENT CONTINUES. ALL MY BEST TO BOTH OF YOU.


YA_YA 81F
1886 posts
4/3/2019 4:59 am

    Quoting Fossil_Fetcher:
    Finally, some good news in this wretched den of discontent. Our prayers for Maisie (and you) will continue.

    Fossil


I couldn't agree more, Jack! Simply said words of 'truth'..........

May you continue to have faith and hope Liszt, as Maisie returns to you well and whole, once again..........Patience is the key!............Take care of yourself as you travel this difficult journey.......

My prayers are ongoing for you and your beloved Maisie..........and also with the caregivers and rehab folks at the new facility..........

God IS Good ...... Isaiah 41:13

"Seize the Day" folks........its all we have for certain!


Pattistuff46 72F  
94 posts
4/3/2019 7:05 am

I was so sad when I read about Maisie. I looked at her blog several times recently. Each time, I said a silent prayer for her recovery. I know that our prayers were heard and yes, this is wonderful news. I will continue to keep her in my prayers.
God Bless You Both
Patti


deborahsu2 79F
3112 posts
4/3/2019 7:11 am

This is the best news that I have heard in a while. Thank you Liszt for the news. Prayers will continue for both you and Maisie.


bob77O21__ 75M
8247 posts
4/3/2019 7:13 am

GREAT NEWS !!!!


bigblock46 73M
8723 posts
4/3/2019 7:28 am

Its so great to hear of Maisie's recovery. It is a long road back but I am positive she will be back to set Leaf straight. She is in my thoughts most everyday. That don't surprise me about Medicares refusal . We were declined a rehab center for me after my recent hospital stay. The Doctor was not going to release me to come home but after the wife telling him in no uncertain terms that I was not getting any better in the hospital did he finally agree to discharge me. After my last trip to Cardio rehab we bumped into one of the therapists who was shocked at how good I was doing, she just couldn't believe it. Tell her to keep it up and WE here are looking forward to seeing her back here real soon.


Rentier2 74M
328 posts
4/3/2019 8:26 am

Good to hear.
I sympathize with your travails.


Hawkslayer 83M
11281 posts
4/3/2019 9:30 am

We were pleased to read this good news, Liszt. Wishing you both all the best for the future. Alfie and Ann...

It only takes a drop of ink to make a million people think. There are many stories.


marian2019 81F
35 posts
4/3/2019 9:34 am

I am overjoyed at Maisie's improvement. And overjoyed that you have kept the faith, Lizst. Each day will bring an improvement and each day will bring you closer. Keep the faith.......both you and your brave Maisie. And keep on talking and listening to each other. Love conquers all.


Shartaun03 76F
3035 posts
4/3/2019 5:44 pm

Lisz glad to hear that Maisie's health is improving. Good wishes and thoughts to her.


CarolynVII 90F
3704 posts
4/3/2019 6:08 pm

How wonderful! I've been watching for updates, praying, and now, just thrilled for both of you and your family.
Winston Churchill said during the Blitz when things were so dim, "Never, Never, Never give up".
Blessings and prayers for continued health as you both go forward!


hiramhankwilliam 95M
3651 posts
4/3/2019 6:24 pm

my DEAR FRIEND. thank you for such good news. yes OUR SAVIOR ANSWERS PRAYERS. HE WORKS ON HIS TIME. HE IS RIGHT ON TIEM WITH EVERY THING.

MAY GOD BLESS MISSMAISIE . SIR TAKE CARE OF YOU.

OUR LORD IS SO GOOD. HE IS STILL THE HEALER.

PLEASE SHARE ALL MY BEST TO MAISE .

GOD BLESS YOU BOTH. I will continue to prayer for you and her.

rest as you can. we have a major task upon us.

2020 is drawing near.

you know I mean that in humor.

post as you can spend as much time as you can with her.

you presence is her best meds

DEATH IS A CERTAIN, ETERNITY IS A CHOICE


alpha2000 87M
1351 posts
4/3/2019 6:35 pm

Thanks Listz for information about your beloved Maisie. My wife Shirley and I will continue with recovery prayers, and you as well.


shuel2002 60F
5254 posts
4/3/2019 10:28 pm

I am so sorry to hear about Maisie. I am glad to read she improved. I wish her and you all the best.

Elaine Shuel


starlet201 69F
141 posts
4/4/2019 6:10 am

Liszt I am glad to see the good news. I check in each week to see how she is doing. I will continue to keep you both in my prayers. God Bless.


sandy2020 77F
159 posts
4/4/2019 1:37 pm

Fantastic news and I wish for you that it keeps getting better and better. My best to you both!


RosesLady 66F
6858 posts
4/8/2019 6:31 pm

I am SOOOOOOOO glad things are improving!!!!!

" There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works". .


starwomyn 65F
6167 posts
4/17/2019 7:42 pm

Fantastic news! Her blogs (and yours) are missed.