Tuesday, October 27, 2009

10/27 10:33am

Blake, using a walker, completed a full lap around the Physical Therapy Room this morning. He is thrilled!

A pic of him and his pumpkin masterpiece:

Friday, October 23, 2009

10/23 10:06pm

Blake can move left ankle from side to side. Swelling from surgery is down enough for him to put on a sock. He slept without pillows under his legs for the first time.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

10/19 9:19pm

Blake continues to have alot of pain in his left leg. His pain medication dosage may need to be changed. He's being a real trooper with his Physical Therapy.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

10/14 1:22pm

Blake is out of surgery already. He will have a removable brace on his knee. Can change positions for sleeping now.

Post surgery picture

10/13 8:58pm

Prayers needed. Blake's having surgery tomorrow (Wednesday) to remove the external fixation device from his left leg. He's a bit nervous about having another operation.

X-Fix before operation picture:

Friday, October 9, 2009

10/8 9:26pm Entry from Blake

Hey everybody,

This is Blake. How have ya’ll been? Well, I’m fabulous right now because I just left…where?...That’s right, I just left Tee Jaye’s Country Place. Let me tell you how it went.

Me and my gang of fellow miscreants met downstairs at 10 a.m. Well, almost all of us, one of us was late. But, after letting us shiver in the cold for 20 minutes, she came rolling out the doors, her drool trailing behind her. So, we finally all get on the van, me last, because I needed the most room due to my legs. The Activities Director loaded us all in using the hydraulic lift – without the engine running. Then the driver gets in, and guess what? It won’t start! Luckily they were able to jump it and we were on our way.

Once we arrived my mind was solely focused on food. Corned beef hash with extra egg, 2 orange juices, a couple of cups of coffee, and pumpkin pie. Damn it was good day!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

10/6 10:23pm

Blake began leg presses today in physical therapy. He did 3 rounds of 20 repetitions with 25 pounds.

10/2 11:50pm

Doctor approved Blake for bearing weight on left leg. Today he stood on both legs for the first time since the accident. It was painful and marvelous at the same time.

Friday, October 2, 2009

10/1 9:17pm

Blake's last antibiotics were taken last night. MRSA is gone! Orthopedic Surgeon today said progress is really good. Scheduled for x-fix removal October 14th.