Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Abe

Hi everyone,
Abe continue to improve everyday. He is stronger than before !
His mind-set has shifted from being totally dependent on others to being independent on some things that he was not able to do before., example: putting on his pants and shirt,
combing his hair,bathing himself, brushing his teeth,putting on his socks,eating and drinking by himself etc...He also enjoys singing a lot.
Abe is determined to drive really,really bad. He goes in his pickup truck and is desperately searching for the keys..He does not understand why he is not allowed to drive
and therefore gets frustrated. I believe once he gets a whole of those keys he's off to town..so the family is carefully putting the keys in a safe place.
So far Abe has been walking around in his house from point A to point B by holding on to the wall, chairs, doors,table anything that he can hold on, to balance himself,but he is not walking alone as yet.
Today we went to the Physiotherapist in Belize city.She is amaze at how well Abe has been progressing every week.she cannot give us an accurate time chain of when or how long it will take Abe to walk by himself. It's just a matter of time and learning his balancing technique.The therapist said from her experience, that the most difficult  challenge still lies ahead for Abe. she believes that the balancing part of Abe's brain has been severely affected due to the impact of his brain trauma.
Abe still has his urine catheter inserted,..with various attempts in assisting him ,it didn't work.
Please continue to pray for endurance, patience,and strength for Pastor Abe and his family .. we appreciate it.
Elda

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Abe's update

Hi family, friends, faithful viewers,
It's been quiet a while since any new updates on pastor Abe.
I must say he is improving everyday especially his speech. His mind is clearing rapidly, he remember some things from his long term memory ..like  all  four children and his wife, his brothers and sisters, phone number, he knows to spell, he can hold a good conversation,he also can remember visitors by name, his company's business etc: Today Abe sign his signature for the first time .
. Once a week we the family  accompany Abe to Belize city to get therapy  by a professional therapist and also training so that we  can assist him everyday with the basic skills that he needs to achieve before learning to walk....He is not walking as yet, because the therapist said it's important for Abe to learn to walk properly..he is creeping.
we are so happy for the effort Abe shows participating when getting his therapy. His urine catheter is still inserted...we are praying and believing for his badder to start functioning ...His journey in recovering takes  a lot  patience and work but worth all the sacrifice! for we cannot do these things alone but only with the help and strength from our heavenly father who carry us through everyday.
Elda

Tuesday, 15 January 2013





Goodafternoon family and friends,
Clarence and Gladys and myself are in Guatemala for a checkup with
Abe.We
were expecting to take Abe home without the catheter inserted. The
urologist
took it out on Monday but after four and half hours of waiting for the
bladder
to function on its own, with no results, he put it in again. We will have
to
wait awhile again and try again sometime in the weeks or month to come.
The
urologist says the brain and bladder are not functoning together enough as
yet.
Pray with us that this important function of Abe's body will respond.
We saw Abe's main doctor, Dr.Mattheu today. He is well pleased with the
progress Abe has made. He adjusted Abe's medication and we are happy to go
home
with less medications than we came with.An exray on his back was done and
it
looks really good.
Abe is making progress every day.He is stronger, even his right side of
the
body is gaining strength. Today he used his right side hand to fork all his
meals into his mouth.This morning I asked him if he needed the bathroom and
he
said yes. I was sitting in bed deciding if I had to wake up Clarence to
help him
to the bathroom and as I wait a bit Abe pulled himself up by holding unto
my
arm. So I figured him and I will manage by ourselves.And we did.Clarence
helped
him get into the shower for his bath and Abe basically bathed himself, too.
So
the family at home will be surprised at the progress that has taken place
in
just 3 days. He speaks alot and understands everything that is said and
done
around him. He responds to the conversation with sense-making answers.Today
we
asked him if his back was hurting him and for the first time he said it
did.Another first today was when I gave him a book and a pen and he started
scribbling. Clarence challenged him to make a circle and he did that
too.Here in
Guatemala the people speak spanish and when we are talking to spanish
speaking
people he starts talking in spanish too.
Praise the Lord for His healing power at work in Abe. Pray for the
family for
patience and endurance during this time as it requires a lot of hard work.
Betty Thiessen


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Sunday, 13 January 2013

Hi everyone,
just a quick update on Abe's situation, base on Rancho Los Amigos Cognitive Scale Revise."levels of cognitive functioning.
This scale is from level 1 to 10. Abe is categorize at level 4 and some of level 5. For more reading information feel free to google it.
Elda.

Abe left to Guatemala

Hello everyone,
Abe left today to go to Guatemala with Clarence, Gladys Dueck and Betty Thiessen  for a couple of days to get  a general checkup,and also for his catheter to be remove.
we the family are praying for Abe and the others that are accompanying him on his trip. please have them in your thoughts and in your hearts.
Elda

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Abe's update

Abe continue to improve on a daily basis.He now has a lot of resistance in his right side of his body. yesterday he touch his forehead with his right hand for the first time,and is also helping himself to drink from a cup with his both hands.
His speech has been improving a lot also.I must say that his sentence is much more clearer. yesterday he spoke to me i was amaze how well the conversation was..His emotions are being showed also for the first time.That's an excellent sign..He continues to get all his therapy needed. wow! we are rejoicing with all the healing that is taking place. Thank you for believing and praying with us.. God is working on Abe Amen!

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Abe

Hi everyone, 
Abe was in church today for the first time since his accident accompanied by his beautiful wife.
It was so good to see him there. Plans are on the way to arrange his trip to Guatemala for a general check up, coming up next week.
Elda.