Tag: recovery

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 […]

Post-op Update

David’s surgery on Friday gave a few answers on his long term right leg nerve health. There was some definite trauma to the nerves, but despite the stretching and blood residue, the nerves are intact. The surgeon anticipates that within the next month, nerve impulses will return and he’ll have better control and feeling in […]

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. […]

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 […]

You try to visit dad in rehab, I say go, go, go

Now that David is settled, he is happy to have visitors in his rehab facility in east Murray. He has been happy to have a change of scenery from the hospital and Aspen Ridge is very homey. He requests that any visits be kept to 10-15 minutes. He is very exhausted most of the time […]

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 […]

The Reality of Injury

I talked to my dad yesterday…and today was the first time he seemed very downtrodden since the accident. He’s been more cognizant of his pain and injuries, and has been having some insomnia. He was thankful that Taylor brought him a large stash of music and movies to keep him occupied and sane. He talked […]

Special Fast tomorrow and post-op update

David got out surgery on Thursday night around 9:30. The surgery went as well as can be expected. Unfortunately, they didn’t get the dosing of pain medication correct for almost two hours post-op. He was in miserable pain, the worst he’d felt since the actual accident. He is more awake and less groggy than when […]