Whew...what a day!
Tom says it feels like we "just won the Superbowl". Melanie has been accepted and is going to the Rehab Institute of Chicago [RIC]. It could be as early as 10am tomorrow that she hops on the transport to Chicago. The goal is to try and get three hours of Rehab with the new therapists in Chicago.
If anyone has spare beds or cots in and near Chicago for family visitors please let me know.
This is going to be a long haul for Melanie, but getting her in to one of the top 3 ranked rehab facilities in the USA is an answered prayer. We live about 2 hours from Chicago, so it won't
be convenient for visits, but we will make it work. Right now they are setting up a visitation schedule so that she has lots of friends and family coming to see her.
Did you all read my update on last nights post about baby Griffin visiting Mommy?
Well I just received more great news tonight! I am copying and pasting this from an e-mail
from Andy (Mel's Mom). Wow our God is an Awesome God!! (I love that song too)
Yes, Andy cried. Getting to see Owen and Lily finally getting to see Mommy after weeks of wondering why Mommy wasn't coming home did make Grandma Andy cry.......tears of joy! Melanie has a very hard road ahead of her, but she has great incentive.....and all that incentive was gathered around her tonight in her hospital room...Tom, Owen, Lily and Griffen. Melanie will leave in the morning to go to RIC in Chicago for intensive rehab........and she is ready to bring her A game. She is my hero.......and I told her that.