Tuesday, September 29, 2009

UPDATE: Prayers Needed!

Another prayer request. Blake's Grandpa Bob was admitted to Grant Hospital this morning, possible heart attack.
2010 can't come quickly enough for the Quincels.

UPDATE: Blake's Grandpa didn't have a heart attack. He was lucky. However, he must undergo triple bypass surgery tomorrow afternoon. It will be about 5 days before he can go home.

UPDATE: Blake's Grandpa came through surgery just fine. The surgeon said veins taken from his legs were in great shape. He's in CCU recovering now.

UPDATE: Blake's Grandpa discharged from the hospital 10/6 and is resting at home. He's doing extremely well.

Monday, September 28, 2009

9/26 8:37pm

On Friday, Blake stood for slightly over 4 minutes; nearly doubling his previous record. His appetite is vastly improved, too.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

9/24 10:07pm

Blake will discontinue occupational therapy until ex-fix is removed from left leg. Will still have daily physical therapy. This is a good thing. Progressing!

Friday, September 18, 2009

9/18 9:20pm

Hallelujah! Blake walked for the first time today. He traveled about 9 feet using the platform walker. It made both legs hurt, but he was ecstatic.

Pirate Day at CRSI

Dress rehearsal for Pirate Day today. Arrgghhh!

9/17 10:45pm

Had appointment with Infectious Diseases Doctor. Good news, MRSA being defeated! Antibiotics for 2 more weeks and then PICC line can be removed.

Blake has more good news! He has graduated from a bedpan to a "big boy" potty chair. He is sooo relieved. In more ways than one!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

9/11 9:45pm

Blake took a spill from his wheelchair on a sidewalk ramp and fell into the street. Was taken to Grant Hospital for x-rays. Thank God he is ok, no damage done.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

9/9 9:07pm

Blake got a real shower & shampoo! A nurse devised a "triple bag" over his left leg to keep it dry. He was thrilled - much better than a sponge bath.

9/8 Pic

Nick & Blake making a break for it!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pics from the weekend

The platform walker

Jeff Byers came to visit

Friday, September 4, 2009

9/4 10:24pm

Today Blake stood up for two & a half minutes using a platform walker. Tonight his arms and legs are very tired and sore!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

9/3 10:58am, 12:56pm

10:58am - Blake had post-op check up with Orthopedic Surgeon. New x-rays taken. Good news! Bones healing well. Approved to use left arm and right leg. Next appointment in 4 weeks.

12:56pm - Praise the Lord! Blake got into the wheelchair by himself today & using the parallel bars, he stood up for the first time! Pain was excruciating, but worth it.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

9/1 Cheesy Product Placement

Lunch in chair:

Blake's Mailing Address

If you wanted to send Blake a card, here is his address at the Rehabilitation center:

Columbus Rehabilitation & Subacute Institute
44 S. Souder Ave. Room 219-A
Columbus, OH 43222

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

8/31 10:17pm

Blake in wheelchair for over 2 hours today. Trapeze bar installed over headboard so he can pull himself up from a lying position, although he can only use one arm at this time.