Jacob London's Journal
Written Sep 27, 2013 4:53amLast weekend was very busy and I missed my weekly update. This update will be for the past two weeks.
Jacob's nerve pain seams like it has been getting worse. I'm not sure if it because the pain is worse, or he is feeling the effects because we are adjusting him medications. The month of September we lowered Jacob's pain meds and increased his nerve pain meds. For now we are trying to hold were he is at, and see how it goes, this past week shows promise.
Last week Jacob did not have any Dr. or Dentist appointments. It was only the second week that has happened since coming home from Craig's. This week he had a 4 hour dentist appointment. Jacob did great, but for 4 hours! Jacob will need two to four more of these appointments prior to getting his front teeth back. He is scheduled every three weeks, hoping to be complete by the end of the year.
Jacob's vehicle has been delivered to the mobility vendor, and we are waiting for it to be completed. Being complete was scheduled for last week, which turned into this week, which turned into next week. Jacob has been blessed by everyone, between the donations and the DVR, he will not have a payment once the vehicle is received. Praise God! The down side is insurance will run him $200.00 per month.
Jacob had a little excitement this week. He fell back in his wheel chair for the first time. He is fine, but when it happened, I was at work and his feet got caught under his sink counter, so he was hung up and could not get to his phone, which was on his wheel chair (front pocket). The taxi driver called me when Jacob did not come out for work and I came back to find him in this condition. Thank God for the taxi driver for calling, he said he called, because it was not like Jacob to just not show for a pick up, with out calling.
Last weekend and this weekend Rachel had/has off and is spending it with Jacob. This has freed me up to get some fall activities completed at home.
Thanks to everyone who continues to support Jacob, have a blessed week.
Written Sep 16, 2013 5:23amJacob's work seems to be going good, he is a man of many works, so at the times he does talk, I'm able to get caught up on things. He was assigned a project for a future Gator (2015?), working on the frame design. From the sounds of it, he is enjoying the challenge. I also found out he has rejoined the lunch Sheephead game. He had a string of bad luck for a few weeks, but noted that this week was much better.
Jacob's appointments for the week were on Wednesday. We started off the day in Green Bay at the oral surgeon and then went to Milwaukee for an appointment at Froedtert's urologist. It was a long day, and it seems like every time were are in Milwaukee, it rains, did not get wet this time, but I'm thinking there is a grand plan. LOL.
Jacob spent Saturday on his own, while I went home for a day, I still think I'm more nerves at this then Jacob is. Jacob had a few challenges, but was unaffected by them. He is always facing his challenges with tremendous strength.
The DVR issued their PO's this past week. If everything goes well Jacob should be able to pick up his vehicle this coming week!
Written Sep 9, 2013 5:08amDue the holiday, could not get on top of things for this past week. Jacob had a full day on Tuesday, he stopped by the Mobility dealer and tested out the equipment that he should be getting with his vehicle. He then stopped by the Ford dealer to look at the vehicle, Jacob was all smiles!! After this we headed of to Froedtert for a EMG test on his left hand and arm. The test was no fun for Jacob, they used needles and electric shocks to see which nerves were working and which ones were not, but Jacob just pushed through it. The EMG took much longer than anticipated and Jacob missed his appointment with the therapist.
The rest of the week flew by. On Saturday we went to see Rachel do the Tough Mudder in Oshkosh. After the event we went out for lunch and just enjoyed time together. The balance of the weekend was hanging low, stocking up on supplies and watching the Packer Game.
I touched base with the DVR, everything has been submitted, should know soon what they will help with.
Thanks for all your support!