Candon Westervelt's Journal
Photo's from the past 9 months
Written Feb 23, 2014 7:53amHere is a link to Bakely Photo and Design's snap shots from the past 9 months. https://bakleyphoto.exposure.so/candon They are taking photo's of Candon for his first year after his hemi, as a gift to us, so show his progression in still photo's. The progress is amazing. We are 2 1/2 months from a year, and 3 shoots from his year progression post op, but look at how far he has come!!I I was just thinking the other day about how far Candon has progressed, in just the last few months. In October, my sister ran the wineglass marathon in his honor, and won! At that race, I brought his bike, as I knew he didn't have the stamina to walk all the way we needed to, in order to follow her and get to the finish line. This was a frequent occurrence, wanting to be sure we had the props necessary for him to take part in everything. Today and for the last 3 months, I wouldn't and don't hesitate to go wherever, without any worry that he CAN and WILL keep up with the rest of us. Yet another milestone accomplished!
Johns Hopkins visit
Written Feb 5, 2014 7:52amWe traveled back to our home away from home on Monday, fortunately able to get there and return in between the storms! Candon had a post op MRI and we also met with his neurologist and neurosurgeon. They are both THRILLED with his progress. Due to the fact that Candon remains on medication, we do need to continue to return to JHH for regular visits, (likely every 6 months or so) as a check up, nothing more. We will reduce his one remaining medication in 4 weeks, and stay there for a bit. I hope we will wean him off completely, but his neurologist would prefer he stays there. Time will tell. I can only push so much, but will get him off as quickly and politely as possible! I posted two pictures of Candon's MRI on his facebook page, yet the MB are too big to post on this site. It is sooooo revealing! The images are reversed so you will see the left side "looks empty" as that is really his right. Science is amazing!
Link to WBNG
Written Jan 25, 2014 4:44am
Here's the link to the follow up story. And if you can, get on their facebook link I have below, as his 7 second intro to his story is priceless. True colors showing through in every way!