Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday March 30, 2011

Scott Sorenson writes.....Ilene has developed some clots in her legs from not moving. She is scheduled to go to Mountain View Hospital tomorrow at 11:00am to have some filters put in.  Otherwise she is still continuing to progress slowly but surely.  Hopefully this is just a small speed bump in the road to recovery...

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Cindy Mortenson writes:  This afternoon I went to see Ilene arriving a little before 1 PM.  Karmalee Yardley and Ilene’s father were with her.  Ilene had a rubber ball in her left hand and was working it with her fingers.  She would roll the ball around in her palm as well as hold it in her finger tips.  Her eyes would open periodically also.  Sometimes they were wide open and sometimes just partially open. 
            An EEG was ordered and the whole process of getting that test set up was quite lengthy.  During that whole time Ilene was moving her left arm and working her fingers around the ball.  Her arm was almost never relaxed or by her side.  The tech had to keep telling Ilene to relax and rest. 
            Right after the EEG an apparatus was attached to Ilene’s trach to exercise her vocal cords.  That involved more energy as she was coughing a lot as she got used to air moving around the trach.  During that time her eyebrows were furrowed and she seemed spent by the time they removed it. 
            It seemed that the whole time I was with Ilene she was playing with the ball or undergoing tests or procedures.  I noticed that if someone was on her right side talking she would try to glance that way out of the corner of her eyes.  My prayer is that this is just the beginning of many advances and progress for Ilene.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Doctor Update

Ilene's doctor came in and said everything is moving in the right direction.  Her brain will wake up when it's ready and there is just no way to predict the outcome until it does.  Every thing she is doing are all good signs.  She opened her eyes three times yesterday. Three times the day before and twice already this morning.  She is more active with her arm and leg movements and with her facial twitching and expressions.  All good things...

Another side note...Many have been requesting Elder Taylor Sorenson's address:
                                             Elder Taylor Sorenson
                                             Tennessee Nashville Mission
                                             105 W. Park Drive  Suite#190
                                              Brentwood,   TN  37027-5010



Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ilene Moved

Ilene was moved to Health South -Tenaya.  She has a private room there.  She is still recovering and her family is witnessing many miracles.  Thank you for the continuous love and support.  

Monday, March 21, 2011

Thanks for the Prayers

Ilene continues to progress and seemed particularly active on Sunday.  Ilene has been removed from the ventilator and is breathing all on her own.  She seems more and more responsive and opened her eyes for the second time on Sunday.  Taylor’s mission President just spoke to Scott and the entire mission was on their knees praying for Ilene at 3pm local time.  This is the time Ilene opened her eyes.  Scott said “Coincidence?  I don’t think so.”  She has developed quite a grip and seems responsive to some voice commands.  Chad is diligent in helping keep joints active and has regular “work-outs” with his Mom.  The faith and prayers are working and a great thanks to all who participated in the special fast.  Ilene may be relocated to a rehabilitation facility a little closer to home in the next day or two.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saturday PM Update

The family is very grateful for your faith and prayers and invite you to join in a special fast tomorrow 3/20/2011.  Also grateful for limiting visits at this time.

Surgery for Ilene today

Ilene has been in UMC Trauma center since the accident.  Her family members and dear friends have been by her side.  There have been reports of all different interactions with Ilene.  Personally I have visited with Ilene twice. I had a strong impression that Ilene could hear me and she squeezed my hand while I spoke to her.  While I was with her they gave her a couple shots in which she gave a little movement, the nurse said that was good because it showed she could feel it. 

Ilene is supposed to have a traecha put in today.  She is also having her feeding tubed moved today.  I understand this will help with her breathing and comfort. 

Many are wondering about Elder Taylor Sorenson.  I was told he called and spoke with his dad (Scott) and is in good hands with his mission president.

From the Beginning:

I found this article online. I hope it is accurate.....

A 27-year-old man from China died Tuesday morning after crashing an SUV into a wall and colliding with a bicyclist in the northwest valley, Metro Police said.
The bicyclist, Ilene Sorenson, 53, of Las Vegas, was takem to University Medical Center with critical injuries.
At 4:44 a.m, the driver of the SUV was traveling north on Cimarron Road and struck the east curb near Sapphire Beach Lane, police said. The vehicle traveled back into the travel lanes and collided with the west curb at Soaring Gulls Drive, then drove up on the sidewalk.
The vehicle then collided with the concrete block wall and into a street light pole, investigators said. The vehicle re-entered the roadway and collided with Sorenson, who was traveling south on Cimarron Road. She was thrown from the bike into the windshield of the SUV, police said.
A passerby notified police about the accident and the driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene.

For Friends and Family

I was asked to make a blog for family and friends of Ilene.  I am happy to do this.  I will try and keep everyone updated with Ilene's progress.  Hopefully it will answer some questions.  Also feel free to share any experiences or information that you have here.