Reba's younger sister, Susie McEntire-Eaton, tells Taste of Country, "Our prayers are really being answered. Daddy is holding his own right now. He is resting and doesn't seem to hurt. We are giving him lots of updates about what is going on with each of us and loading him up with lots of hugs and kisses."
Susie says her dad can sit up in his bed now, something he could not have done even days ago. "He's a steer roper and steer ropers carry two loops or two ropes," she explains. "I looked at him last night and I said, 'Daddy, you missed your first loop, but you've got a second loop,' and he grinned at me. He's just had a wonderful sense of humor.
"He's got a lot of medical problems, but his kidneys are looking good, his liver is looking good and he's smiling at us. We're very grateful for that," Susie continues, noting their father has no paralysis as the result of the stroke. "Family is a wonderful concept God has put together in times like this. Reba flew in with her family. We laughed and talked about old times and reminisced about experiences we've had in our life with our daddy and grandpa."
Reba tells a story about how her her father -- a three-time world champion tie-down steer roper -- entered his first roping contest almost by happenstance when he was 12 years old. When the country superstar once asked her dad if winning a championship was as good as getting there, he said, "No, the fun to me was seeing if I could beat 'em and win the money. After I won, it was like, 'So what?'"
"I'm a lot like my Daddy," Reba says in the story, posted on her website.
Reba is currently on tour with George Strait and Lee Ann Womack. Her next scheduled concert is March 25 in Lubbock, Texas. For more concert dates and information, check here.
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