Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Good. The Bad. The Ugly & The Wonderful.

Jake was released from the hospital. He has been improving and was able to go without Morphine long enough to go home. We arrived home safe & sound. He was so happy to get home!

The BAD.
It will take about 6-8 weeks for his brain to heal and we will be making several trips up north this summer for check-ups, MRI's, motor skill exams, and cognitive learning exams, etc.

Side affects he is suffering from or will potentially suffer from: nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, unable to concentrate, irritability, mood swings, fatigue, anxiety. . .just to name a few. These symptoms can last anywhere from 4-6 weeks, or longer.

The Ugly.
They asked us if he had any seizures during all of this. So far he hasn't. They said it was a possibility. Keeping my fingers crossed that does NOT happen.

We were told that there is a possibility for long term effects from his accident. Some that may not show up until 6-12 months from now. That is a LONG time to wait. . .and to wonder. . .

I have been brought to tears many times over the past several days by the outpouring of love and support we have had through all of this. Family and friends, scout leaders, neighbors, Jake's school administration, teachers, doctors, nurses, and more. There has been so much love and support for him, it has helped me realize how many lives this child of mine has touched. We have always called him our "little ray of sunshine", I can see that other people have seen this trait in him as well.

Even though the road to a full recovery is going to be longer than we hoped, I know that with the love and support and prayers from our family and friends that we are going to come through all of this just fine.


  1. So happy he is home! We all just care so much about him and your family. You would do the same for us. Thats just the type of family you have! He is a wonderful kid, good luck with the recovery.

  2. I'm so glad to hear that things are looking okay for now! Steph and I were talking about you yesterday and wondering how he was doing. We've been out of town, so out of the loop too! I hope things continue on to get better and better!

  3. Sorry to hear about Jake, and sorry we haven't said anything until now. You are in our thoughts and prayers I hope you know that. He is a great kid and I know your positive attitude will help him recover quickly. Our best to you and your family. If you need a place to stay when you come North for appointments don't hesitate to ask we would like to help out if we can. Love, Roger & Maureen.