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Mom called to say my brother, Lindsey, who is 6 years older than me, suffered a stroke this afternoon and is in the hospital. That was a shocker because he's had the least health problems of the whole family. Another call later - can move both legs and arms, but can't remember his name, or where he lives, or things like that. Dr says brother will be in hospital 4-5 days, then rehab, then will need to go home with someone. Since he's single, Mom is assuming that will mean coming home to her house. I'm headed up to Mom's house later tonight or tomorrow morning (have to do laundry first), then we'll head up to Spokane's Sacred Heart Hospital. Thank God that I have a housesitter that I can call at a moment's notice to come take care of all the animals, and that school doesn't start for another week.

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Comment by Aili in CT on August 16, 2010 at 2:47pm
Hope all turns out well - often the memory loss is temporary. My uncle made a full recovery from his stroke some years ago.
Comment by Karin Thomsen on August 16, 2010 at 2:16pm
so sorry to hear this news, Suzanne...you can be assured of my prayers for your brother...and for you as you travel...
God is Faithfu!
Comment by Linda Richards/N. Ontario on August 15, 2010 at 7:56pm
Oh Suzanne, so sorry to hear about your brother and his stroke. Wonderful that he can move his legs and arms. His memory will very likely return as well. Keep us posted and be careful on the roads.
Comment by Muriel on August 15, 2010 at 6:20pm
Susanne, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. I do pray for his recovery and everything will be OK for him.
Comment by Ruth Y. Nott on August 15, 2010 at 3:25pm
So sorry to hear of your brother's illness! I will be praying for him.
Comment by yolanda fullerton on August 15, 2010 at 3:03pm
Suzanne hope that your DB will make it? Just think of how to help him and your mom. I will keep all of you in my pray's . and please take care of yourself . yolanda
Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on August 15, 2010 at 1:37pm
Will be thinking of you.
Comment by Linda Hughes on August 15, 2010 at 10:35am
Suzanne - I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope he will be able to make a good recovery. Don't get discouraged if early reports aren't good because the doctors really do not know what will happen. Therapy and time can really help the brain recover. I'll be keeping your family in my thoughts.
Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on August 15, 2010 at 10:27am
Prayers for a complete and speedy recovery. Drive safely - I am glad you are able to be there.
Comment by Trevi in Texas on August 15, 2010 at 8:58am
Suzanne, add my prayers to the others for all of you for strength to cope and restoration of health.

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