Prayers Would Be Greatly Appreciated - Update -

Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:23 pm

As some know, my daughter Samantha (she is one of the twins and the one who designed the Cub Pro Avatar) was involved in an accident at work a year ago September. Since that time she has not be independantly mobile .. the first few months up until March she required walking aids from crutches and ultimately to a wheel chair. Since March she has essentially been confined to bed except when Em and I could get her to the hi-lift chair. She was diagnosed with RSD and it has now progressed to CRPS. This is a neurological illness that occurs for many reasons one of which is trauma due to an injury. She was admitted to hospital 3 weeks ago as we can no longer care for her effectively at home and it was very taxing on us as well. Added to that the things that come with a Canadian Maritime Winter, WorkSafeNB determined that it was not safe for her to be transported for appointments such as physio etc., so the move was pretty much non-negotiable.

That is one of the reasons why I haven't been around a lot ... Em and I have been at the hospital 24/7 for the first 2 weeks spelling each other as she requires a lot of care. This past week Em has not had to sleep at the hospital thankfully. Sammy is in a constant pain and the involuntary spasms are lengthy and debilitating to say the least. She is in a lot of pain constantly and cannot get into rehab until the pain is under control. It will be a long process. Unfortunately she has already been told that she will never be able to work in ceramics again which is her major medium so she is pretty bummed about that. She is trying to stay positive but it is difficult. This is a life altering event for her but she is trying hard to stay positive.

It has been a rather difficult the past 17 months - we are hoping that it will improve in time. She is in the Lord's hands and His will, will be done (+). We are praying that He will grant her a good outcome so that she can move on to Stan Cassidy a rehab facility in Fredericton.

Re: Prayers Would Be Greatly Appreciated

Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:02 pm

Prayers going your way.
Jeremy & Anna

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Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:29 pm

Your daughter as well as you and your wife all have our prayers and thoughts.

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Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:30 pm

you've got my prayers Rudi, just remember God doesn't put us through anymore than we can handle.

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Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:35 pm

Hang in there Rudi!!!

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family,

Re: Prayers Would Be Greatly Appreciated

Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:22 pm

Rudi, we are very sorry to learn of the medical problems of your daughter. She and all of the family will be in our prayers.
Berlin and Paula

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Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:47 pm

Rudi...prayer for your whole family has been lifted up.

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Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:47 pm

Rudi God bless her. Bless you and Em for doing all you have done for Sam

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Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:52 pm

Prayers heading up, from Massachusetts. Ed

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Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:35 pm

Rudi - Our thoughts and prayers are with Sam and all of you.

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Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:46 pm

Thinking about you and your family Rudi.

Re: Prayers Would Be Greatly Appreciated

Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:58 pm

Prayers for you and your famiy, Rudi.

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Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:20 pm

You and Yours will be in my thoughts and prayers. Ted

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Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:42 pm

Prayers up from the Ozarks.

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Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:06 pm

Mary and I lift you and your family in prayer also. God Bless