Team Karen Beck Mayfield
Just wanted to send the latest update on Moms recovery process. We found out this week that her insurance is not going to cover any inpatient rehab programs due to her improved state. While it is encouraging that she has improved so much so quickly, she still has a long road to full recovery and will need a great rehab program to get her there. We are now looking into local outpatient rehab programs as well as what the best options are as far as where she will live for the time being. We would greatly appreciate your thoughts and prayers that we are able to find a top notch rehab program for mom to continue her recovery. We would also appreciate your understanding that we hold off on visitors until we can get Mom situated in this next stage and get guidance from specialists how much mental stimulation (visitors) is wise for her at this point in her mental recovery. Thank you all for your continued support and prayers.
- Karens Family
Thank you all for your tremendous support,
Ben continues to progress well, though understandably slowly. He is able to walk and move independently but still deals with a great deal of pain and discomfort. But he is in good spirits and handling his recovery well. Since both Karen & Ben's conditions have stabilized, we will be doing updates once a week for the foreseeable future. Thank you all for your continued support, generosity and love towards Karen & her family.
Yes, please do pray if you wake up in the middle of the night. I once had a long and scary stay in ICU, and was so comforted when God whispered in my ear that I was not alone, folks were awake with me -- and praying. It was a nearly PHYSICAL presence in my hospital room (the prayers of His people) that I have never forgotten. Karen, by the way, was one of those praying.
Dearest Karen - I've woken, like you, from everyone else's nightmare. While I was happy to be with family, they were terrified for me. I've been wheeled from Dr. To Dr. - fought to keep the cobwebs from my view, learned to teach my mind where to reach my hand to touch things, and regained my balance while standing on two feet. It's a sweet struggle, how precious the oxygen that flows through us, the sounds from our family. We bear the burden of how easy life was once compared. But, you, others, and I whom have tasted the brink will find joy in the tiniest ounces of grace, joy, laughter for most goes unnoticed. Let your mind dance - you have been given life with much more purpose - embrace it with joy.
So heartbreaking and undoubtedly a long road ahead. But we serve a mighty God! I stand with this family of people who are covering both Karen and Ben in prayer daily. Thank you for the updates. It is very helpful to know how to pray specifically and such a joy to see the prayers answered. ♥
Thank you for the update Judi. Please let Karen and her family know that we will be there for them through this journey. As long as we're needed. Besides financial and meal support, please let us know of any other needs. Whether it's help around or in her or her family's houses or taking care of pets, we all will pitch in. I teach first grade at Cherry Valley Elementary and have had tons of support from sweet Karen since the day she started. I, and I'm sure I can speak for all of us at Riverview and beyond, would like to support her through this journey. We love you Karen!
A few meal vouchers are on their way (and 9th grader, Kolby put some of his own money in)! The hospital made it very easy! Mrs. Mayfield, our two Riverview students are thinking of you, and this Duvall family is cheering you and Ben on, every day and step of the way!!! Lots of Love to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers! The Nelson Family
Thank you for the update Josh. A beautiful picture of her with KC, Kathy White and I sits on my dresser. I have not rested from prayer for my sweet princess. Oh how I love your mom, I hold her close every day just as Jesus does.
Karen and Ben are in my thoughts and prayers. May their recovery be sustained and full.
Any updates on how Karen is doing? I check daily so I know how to pray! Hope she and Ben are continuing to heal and recover. ♥
Oh my gosh that sounds like HUGE improvement!!! And it all sounds like HER. I am welling with happiness and hopefulness... all love and healing thoughts being sent to all involved. Thanks so much for sharing..
Thank you for that encouraging post!! Oh my.
That's a wonderful update - can't imagine this beautiful lady will be down for long! I know it's a long road but sounds like great progress. Best wishes Karen!
This gives some hope for good recovery. Helps explain what the brain is doing after a traumatic brain injury. http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/05/05/brain.plasticity.giffords/index.html
Gut-wrenching, heart-breaking comments from the neurologist. Long long journey ahead for all of you. Praying for a miracle.
Dancing? Of course that's the first thing she would do. Tell her I miss her tons. I hope to see her soon.