Prayers for Roger: Stefani’s Update (6/25)
What a difference a week makes.
Fox 8′s Stefani Schaefer and her family had a lot to celebrate over the weekend.
She, her children and other family members spent time with Roger, her husband, as he recovers from an April accident, during which he fell 12 feet off of scaffolding.
The kids wanted to shower him with surprises on Father’s Day, but many of them were his favorite foods and he was not well enough to eat them yet.
But by Sunday, Roger was more mobile and able to enjoy the treats and company his family brought him.
Watch the video above for Stefani’s update.
She also posts on her Facebook fan page.
Here’s what she wrote on Sunday:
“Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Last week my kids were so sad that they couldn’t bring Roger his favorite foods or dessert to the hospital for Father’s Day. (he was still on a feeding tube) What a difference a week makes. On Wednesday, Roger had a swallow test and was able to eat thin and thick liquids and food – such a giant step foprward! Yesterday, we went to Heinen’s and bought Roger’s favorite Buffalo Chicken Dip and a giant cookie cake and brought them to the hospital for Roger…it was such a treat to see him eat… food! The kids were so happy! It’s just amazing the little things we all take for granted. Roger is getting stronger physically every single day. Last Friday, he took three tiny steps. One week later, this past Friday, he walked around the hospital floor with an assistant on either side. It was just beautiful to see. He still has a long way to go as far as memory and being in the moment. He can’t talk yet – he whispers. Doctors say that’s very common with traumatic brain injury. He seems to recognize the kids but he doesn’t know their names. We practice with him a lot… seconds go by and he can’t recall them. The kids and I know that while that is very painful, there are so many things to celebrate! He is alive and with us and as I’ve said.. that is a Miracle! We appreciate the tiny steps and will continue to build on every single one.”
Keep checking FOX8.com and Stefani’s Facebook fan page for further updates, and please, if you are able, continue to pray for Roger.