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Zahava Recovery – Day 16

Zahava has been moved to a stroke ward at the Royal Brisbane. This is good because the ICU where she was always had ongoing tests and people going in and out, with no real chance for rest.

Now she is in the ward she is still constantly monitored, but not as invasively. She can breath on her own via the tracheostomy and eats smoothies via a tube down her nose. At the moment she is very tired and only rouses a couple of times per day where she opens her eyes fully and acknowledges me and phil. She communicates with her left foot, and her right side remains largely motionless, although we only ask one or two questions because she tires quickly.

At the moment her condition isn’t any worse or better, we just try and give her as much rest as she can get in between the x-rays, drugs, moving her into different positions and all the other things they do to her in hospital. Our hope is that with rest she shows increased responsiveness, but at the moment it’s all about patience.

We appreciate your ongoing support. Phil and I are with her as much as we can during the day and go home for sleep and dinner. We understand you may wish to come visit her, but for the moment please consider how tired she is and save your energy for prayers for her.

Thank you,

Yaro and Phil


#1 nick hepplestone on 06.23.11 at 7:10 pm

Sending you all our best wishes from Nick,Dianne and Sam. With love x

#2 Bill on 06.23.11 at 7:29 pm

This is a positive step, Yaro. Have faith and hope. Prayers said for you all. Blessings.

#3 Craig on 06.23.11 at 8:05 pm

Hang in there boys, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. The MCA lads

#4 Billie Cope on 06.23.11 at 8:27 pm

Denis, Nick, Anna and I are thinking of you-Phil, Yaro, and Zahava, of course, and thinking positive thoughts.

#5 Janet on 06.24.11 at 2:35 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May she find some peace and rest now out of ICU. blessings janet

#6 Deb on 06.27.11 at 3:40 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Deb x

#7 Pedro on 06.27.11 at 3:59 pm

Yes, this is a forward step and with Zahava’s strength things will only get better. Stay positive!

#8 Pamela v on 06.29.11 at 10:37 pm

I just found out about Zahava. I am so sorry. I was looking forward to the seminar with her in a couple of weeks. She is strong and determined. I wish her family support, encouragement and keep up the great work. Come on Zahava you can do it!

#9 Judi on 06.30.11 at 7:54 am

Zahava you gave me so many positives when you were my teacher. I am returning those positives with plenty of extras for you and for your recovery. I know that would make you smile. Best, best wishes. Judi

#10 Krystal on 06.30.11 at 7:59 am

I am saddened to hear that this has happened I am a student with aipc and at a time where I needed help she was there for me. I will pray for her and both of you.

#11 Michelle Kelly on 06.30.11 at 8:46 am

I have only just learned of Zahava’s stroke just now and am deeply saddened to think of her struggle. Zahava mentored me at AIPC for almost 7 years and I was blessed to have her in my life at this time. I left AIPC almost 1 year ago and have taken much of what Zahava taught me into my new career.
Zahava, you are a true warrior and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

#12 Stephen Hawkins on 06.30.11 at 9:00 am

My thoughts are with you all during this challenging time. Stay strong & positive. My prayers will be for Zahava.

#13 Selene on 06.30.11 at 9:40 am

Thank you for the update. My prayers are with you all.

#14 Joanna Reid on 06.30.11 at 10:29 am

I meet Zahara as a student. She is a wonderful person who made a big impact on me. I wish her and her family and friends strength and good recovery.

#15 Jo on 06.30.11 at 2:43 pm

I only just read today about Zahava’s struggle -my thoughts go out to you all. My sister suffered a massive stroke 3 years ago due to a heart condition (endocarditis) no one knew she had. She couldn’t eat or speak or move her head herself and they told us she would never walk again. We sat by her bed for about 3 months, sending her our love and strength and support, and amazingly, she eventually moved, talked, ate, and then walked again, with a lot of hard work and a strong determination. Now, although she has trouble with her left arm and leg, she works part time, drives, and lives independantly once again. She’s an inspiration to us as I guess we were to her at that time. Wishing you both and Zahava positive thoughts, and I hope in 3 years you are telling a story just like this one. Look after yourselves too.

#16 Pauline on 06.30.11 at 6:41 pm

My thoughts are with you all and I send love to you Zahava. Xxx

#17 Claire G on 06.30.11 at 9:00 pm

I know Zahava only through professional means, but was struck by her generosity of spirit and open heart.

I am hopeful all will be positive for her as she has given so much positive energy to everyone she meets.

Yaro and Phil – my thoughts are with you and all that you are both facing (having been through something similar within my family in recent times)..

You be by her side, holding her hands; the rest of us will hold her in our hearts and send all our best wishes.

#18 Jenetta on 07.01.11 at 1:17 am


#19 Colette Naehu-Faivre on 07.01.11 at 4:05 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. keep the faith the blessings are slowly coming.

#20 Sam on 07.02.11 at 6:34 am

All the beat in your recovery Zahava!

#21 Borislav on 07.02.11 at 4:54 pm

I am praying for you. Blessings.

#22 Wendy Dean on 07.04.11 at 8:14 am

I wish your mum the very very best,and I will pray for her.keep positive,

#23 Gail OKeeffe on 07.20.11 at 4:47 pm

Zahava has helped me through my Prac’s with AIPC and she is an amazing role model to me. My prayers thoughts and blessings to your family and Zahava at this difficult time.

#24 Katie Burton on 09.09.11 at 5:35 pm

I am just finding out about Zahava now. Sending you all thoughts of light and healing and a speedy recovery for Zahava. Zahava you are a wonderful teacher, tutor and mentor and have much left to give to many. Get well soon.