This picture says it all!!
I hadn’t visited Robin since Friday and remembered how hungry she was and kept asking for real food and water. Anxious to see her today, this is what I saw when I walked into her room at lunch time!! OH MY! I gasped! She had passed her swallowing test earlier this morning so they removed the feeding tube and she was eating REAL food!
I visited with her and Alan for a little while and she was showing me her cards and notes from everyone. She is asking lots of questions, however she doesn’t remember how she was injured.
As I went to leave, I was saying my goodbyes and she looked at me and said “Now, if there is anything I can do for you – you let me know”, I told her there was something she could do for me and for everyone and that was to get better! She replied “OK”. For those who know Robin, you will recognize that what she said, is a sign of her “old” self!
Continue to keep the prayers, heartfelt wishes and cards coming.
She is in 5-South room 510 of CAMC General Division.
Watch for more updates later in the week.
From Mary Schultz
Robin’s light of determination shines through!
Robin began talking Tuesday night and walked for the first time today (Wednesday)! She recognizes faces, but being able to say your name comes and goes. This is really remarkable progress and we believe she is on a healing upswing! She is asking for food, but is still unable to swallow properly and is still being fed through a tube. Kelsy (her daughter) said that last night she asked for some ham, and for those who don’t know….Robin doesn’t eat meat!! She is currently in a Trauma Step Down area on 5 South (Bed #1) however, they plan to move her to the Physical Therapy area on the 2nd floor once a bed is available.
She had a number of visitors today and was really exhausted by noon during our visit. Visiting hours remain the same as before and limited to 2 visitors at a time. We will notify everyone once she is moved and is up to receiving more visitors.
Please keep your thoughts and prayers going as it’s obviously working. This is truly – breakthrough news!!
Fall is around the corner and so are the Valley Falls 6 and 10 mile runs. The race is a week earlier this year, but don’t be surprised if the frost is on the pumpkin for this one! Enjoy the single track trails of Valley Falls State Park. Details
A new race on the highest peak in the Mountain State, Run For the Hills. The folks at The Mountain Institute have been wanting to put together a race for some time….so here it is! It’s short notice, but mark the weekend of October 9-11, it will be beautiful in the high country. Check out the race details here.
Runners and walkers of all ages, both veteran Helvetia Mt Runners and first time adventurer’s, enjoyed a cool morning jaunt through the woods of Randolph County today.
The racing started with the Kids Run that included the youngest participant I can recall, 2 year old Hazel Jackson. The future trail runners took a 1/4 mile loop through the village. All safely made the crossing of Troll Bridge without mishap.
Finish awards were distributed while proud parents and eager 10k runners applauded the young runners accomplishment.
Forty-four runners took out of town for the figure 8 course that starts with a fairly level 2 mile section. From mile 2 to 4.5 the course climbs 750′ to the ridge and then begins the descent back to Helvetia. There was some jockeying of position over the next 40 odd minutes, but in the end two Preston County runners took the moment. Bruceton Mills runner Heather Parks was first to cross the finish running a 43:24, and Ron Hamric, also of Bruceton, was second at 44:17.
Everyone enjoyed the post race homemade cookies, snacks and fruit. Awards were hand-crafted wooden kitchen tools by Allegheny Treenware. Other awards and prizes were provided by the Hutte Restaurant, Hammergel, Zombierunner.
If you care to write a race report we would all enjoy hearing it.
Go here for complete Race Results and Photos.