September 27th Update

Jon's appointment with his surgeon was yesterday and he survived an over 2-hour ride in wheel chair accessible van (one way) to get to Richmond. We would have preferred an ambulance ride where he can be on a  stretcher, but nothing was available from where we live - one of the downsides of living in the country.

Dr. Willis was pleased with his progress.  The boot has come off and he wants Jon to continue what he has been doing in PT. The bones are all healing and he was pleased with how his tibia has improved since his last visit.
 We go back in early November for a CAT scan to determine when he can have his hip replacement surgery.  We are still aiming for the end of this year.

The road rash that was under the boot is healing.  We can leave it out to air, and now that the heavy boot is off I think Bob or I can get him from the bed to the chair with the lift by ourselves.  Usually, it takes two people.

It was a long day, but all the news was good, so it was worth it.

Thanks again for all of your good wishes.
Barb & Bob


Thanks for this very informative update! keep it coming!