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Zahava Recovery – August 17th 2011

I have not updated this page in a while as there was nothing significant to report, however today we had a positive change.

For the last several weeks Zahava has remained in mostly the same condition with our focus on swallow training to hopefully one day remove the trachy from her throat so she can breath normally through her mouth and possibly speak again too. This is still our main focus now as the speech pathologists help her improve her swallow, tongue and mouth control so her brain can learn how to complete a swallow 100%. At the moment she can swallow but some of it goes into her lungs so she needs the trachy.

The main goodnews we had today is that Zahava can now communicate with us via nodding and shaking her head to say yes or no. I first saw her nod her head a couple of days ago but I was not sure it was deliberate and could not get her to repeat it. Today on many occasions she nodded her head to say yes, shook her head for no and was very alert with eyes open. She also read some words on cards sent to her and confirmed that she could read by nodding her head.

Naturally we are elated that we now have a means to communicate to Zahava and we hope that improvements continue, although we remain patient – there is a long way to go yet.

This week Zahava’s sister Diane and brother in law Larry arrive from Canada, so we are pleased to have more family here with us.

Thanks again for your ongoing support, prayers and expressions of love for Zahava. Please keep it coming as she has a lot more work to do.

Yaro and Phil


#1 jj on 08.17.11 at 11:03 pm

Glad to see an improvement no matter how small.Fabulous.
Lots of love to the family

#2 Yoan on 08.17.11 at 11:13 pm

Hi Yaro,

I am very happy to hear that your mother’s condition is improving! It takes time, patient, effort and I send you all my prayers, love, and much more!

Keep strong and please do keep us updated!

Best regards,

#3 Dennis on 08.17.11 at 11:26 pm

I’m so glad and happy to see this improvement and progress, finally. I guess that we first have to learn to swallow and walk before we can run.

I wish that you all continue on in patience, strength and positivity during this time of turbulence.

#4 Michael on 08.18.11 at 1:02 am

Great to hear about her condition improving! Prayers and thoughts are with her and your family!

#5 Joy Sikorski on 08.18.11 at 3:48 am


I have had your mom in my mind, heart and prayers a great deal. I am thrilled to hear of this positive news.

She is very fortunate to have you as her son, giving so much of yourself to speed her recovery.

It’s amazing how the brain can re-route itself and I am convinced that a big part of the healing process has to do with the people who are by our side when we need them the most.

Looking forward to more good news.

Until then, you and your mom will stay close to my heart. And that is a commitment that I have personally made on her behalf, not just a cliche.

Most kindly,
Joy – the singer

#6 Patricia on 08.18.11 at 8:32 am

Wonderful news. I hope Zahava continues to improve she is a strong lady

Love and best wishes

#7 Leanne on 08.18.11 at 9:17 am

Great news. Keep positive. Will see you all when I get back. Keep strong and keep her active. L

#8 Billie Cope on 08.18.11 at 4:25 pm

Glad to hear about Zahava’s responsiveness; love from us all. Billie, denis, Anna, and Nick

#9 Mark Doerschlag on 08.19.11 at 7:13 am

Wishing your Mom a continued successful recovery Yaro. My thoughts are with her, you, and your family.

#10 Brenda on 08.19.11 at 11:47 am

Great news!! God is good and things are looking up! You are in my prayers and I know this all will turn into a fantastic testimony! Keep strong and positive, your words have power.

#11 Angela on 08.19.11 at 1:33 pm

Great to hear guys!

#12 Semhal on 08.21.11 at 7:09 am

This is wonderful news! Keep your head up and continue to have lots of faith. A great friend of mine’s Mom had a stroke a few months ago, and now she is back to normal. The only thing we are waiting on to recover is her peripheral vision on her left eye. But everything else is just as it was before the stroke – including her sense of humor, lol. We had faith she could heal and she did. So have Faith your Mom will heal (regardless of what others and medical professionals may say), and she will. All my prayers and good thoughts are with you all.

God Bless,


#13 Carmen and Bob on 08.21.11 at 11:11 am

Dear Zahara,
we are thinking of you and are wishing you all the best on the way to recovery.
Thank you to Phil for updating us on the progress.
Warm regards
Carmen and Bob

#14 Gail Witt on 08.24.11 at 9:07 am

Such great news on her progress we continue to send our love and support for you all now and always.

Lots of love Gail and family xxxxxxxx

#15 Pedro on 08.25.11 at 10:03 am

That’s fantastic news Yaro. Thanks again for the update 🙂

#16 Jenny on 08.29.11 at 10:39 am

So great to hear of Zahava’s recent progress! I continue to send my love and light. Although at times it’s not easy, commend you for your wonderful positivity and strength.
Jenny x

#17 Susan Agyare on 08.30.11 at 7:56 pm

Constantly praying for Zahava and the family. Thank you for all the updates. Trusting that the improvements in her condition will be continuous and encouraging.

#18 Marita on 09.20.11 at 2:12 pm

I hope you have a complete and speedy recovery Zahava.