Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanks for the Small Things

Cherie on a boat somewhere exotic!

Today I just want to post this email that I received from Cherie's sister last night. I wanted to remind myself and all of you, how thankful we should be every day for the little things in life we take for granted.

Happy Thanksgiving.
Cherie is getting settled in to Shepherd Center.  She has done well her first couple of days although she had been on the vent since she arrived mainly because of some secretions due to the transport and the need for the staff at Shepherd to do their own assessment of her.  She was up in her tailor made wheel chair today for a few hours and she said it was very comfortable.  They also started her on solid food and drink today!!!  She has not had nearly as many food requests as drink requests but this is very exciting!  We all shared chocolate cake tonight.  Tomorrow they will be moving her out of ICU and she will be able to get in her chair and tour around the halls a bit. 

Rich and I are getting acclimated to our new surroundings as well.  We did take one of the family care lectures this morning.  It was good to get a chance to talk with a couple of the other families here.   

The mailing address is the same as I had given in an earlier email:
Cherie Stannard
C/O Shepherd Center
2020 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30309


  1. I just can't imagine what Cherie and her brother and sister are going through but I will keep them all in my thoughts and hope that she is doing wheelies around the place soon! Should we send future cards and art work to the address given?

  2. Thank you for sharing this. It does help keep things in perspective. Cherie sounds like an incredible person with a wonderful family.

  3. Rhonda, yes use the address in the post as they are all now in Atlanta and will be for 4-6 weeks. Far from home. Atlanta is about 10 hours drive from Vero Beach. yes Miriam you are so right, all things in perspective. Thank you so much for caring!


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