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One Year Since the Gaping Jaws of Death

Some people’s heroes are religious, political, historical, or celebrity. But some of the most influential heroes are those that directly impact your life. In my life, my hero is my father, David Eugene Watson.Dad and I have always been very close. He is full of love, guidance, humor, and spirituality. I love to spend time […]

Update on my Dad

Several of you have been asking for updates on my dad’s progress. He’s improving steadily, he’s on the final fittings for his C-leg (computerized prosthetic), and he’ll be done with his rehab at Aspen Ridge within the next few weeks. You can read up on him at his blog with lots more pictures. The most […]

My Dear Ol’ Dad

The Three Survivors I talked to my dad today to wish him a happy Easter, and was sad to hear him a little downtrodden. Although his recovery is going steadily, it’s coming slowly. It’s been 10 weeks since the accident, and he’s got another 4-5 weeks to go in Aspen Ridge. Above is a picture […]

Today: David under the knife: part #6

Today David will be going in for another surgery at TOSH. He has been doing well with physical therapy, but continues to have difficulty with his right foot. Today the surgeons will enter the leg through one of the scars from the last surgery. They will do some nerve testing to see the extent of […]

Dad’s One-Hour Trip Home

Friday, right before Rosie and had to leave for the airport, David was done with an ortho appointment at TOSH. The driver from Aspen Ridge said that David could come to the house for a few minutes. He was overcome with joy, as he hasn’t been to the house since a week before the accident. […]

The Van of Doom

This is the van that nearly ate David alive. I finally got hold of some of the accident pictures. They are incredibly scary, and it’s a miracle that all three men in the car survived. Pics courtesy of Ken Wooton. I am so grateful to all those who stopped at the accident site to help […]

Scenes from Rehab

At the request of many of my blog readers, here are some updated pictures of my dad’s recovery. You can read specifically about his progress at davidewatson.blogspot.com Thanks to Grandma Joyce, here are a bunch of pictures from the past two weeks, both at IMC and Aspen Ridge rehab. Yesterday, he met with the prosthetist […]

One Month Anniversary

Last night, Rosie and I arrived into SLC to visit David for a few days. We had a crazy day stuck in -20 degree Minneapolis, and we were lucky to finally make it in to SLC around midnight. Today is the one month anniversary of the accident. He has showed me some picutures of the […]

Great news!!!

This has been David’s bedside crew this week…Mary, mom, grandma and Laurie. Taylor took the picture a few days ago while in SLC. Today was a wonderful day…a great birthday wish come true! He passed the thin liquid swallowing test, they removed the PICC line, he was able to do an assisted transfer into a […]

Slurp and Swallow

I just got off the phone with David. He was in much better spirits than yesterday. He finally passed the swallow test…he can have thick liquids, like yogurt, pudding and pureed foods…but not thin liquids like milk and water. He celebrated with a chocolate milkshake. He said the hospital shake was pretty mediocre, but he […]