Jacob London's Journal
Written Aug 11, 2013 6:06amIt sounds like Jacob, Rachel, and Levi all had a great time at the EAA. They all had signs of being there, because it was a sunny day, and you could see it on their skin.
Jacob's week was normal, with the exception of getting two root canals on Tuesday. We also saw an other dentist that will be trimming his gums to allow for the specialist to do his thing. Jacob now has appointments the next three Thursdays to do the work on his gums. Once that is complete, his gums and implants will be left for healing until late September.
During our travels on Tuesday, Jacob went on line and built the type of vehicle he would like, I spend the rest of the week getting information out to vendors for the adaptive driving vehicles quotes. Hoping next week we will have them back and into the DVR's hands.
Also last weekend, Jacob did some shopping (on line) to add some fine tuning to his computer. He added an updated sound system (speakers) and a special mouse that has numerous options for additional operations. When the items arrived on Wednesday Jacob and Levi wasted no time setting everything up that night.
During this weekend I spent it at home with Laura. Jacob, Levi and Rachel had plans to go to a truck show in Waupon, can't wait to here all about it.
Written Aug 4, 2013 6:05amJacob's routine was normal Monday through Thursday, he indicated work was slow, a lot of people were out on vacation. Friday was a long day, Jacob had a follow up appointment in the morning with the DVR. The appointment went well. We need to get pricing on an adaptive driving vehicles.
Jacob also had an appointment with his Freadert Dr. Late Friday, in Milwaukee. We had some time, so we stopped by Mobility Works first, it was on the way. Started the pricing process for a vehicle.
We seen this doctor the first week Jacob returned from Colorado, and this was his three month follow up, it has been three months Jacob has been home!
I have been waiting for this appointment. We discussed Jacob's progress and issues. Jacob asked for help with the nerve pain and bladder control. The Dr. wrote a referral to have additions test on the bladder, to plan out the best path forward. He indicated that this was completely normal for the injury Jacob has. As for the nerve pain, we are going to try and adjust his medication in the short term and schedule some tests to figure out which nerves are causing the pain.
Lastly, I asked for help for Jacob to develop a home work out program. The Dr. gave us information on who to contact.
We arrive back at Jacob's around 5 pm, Jacob and Levi had plans to get some gaming in, I came north to spend the weekend at home with Laura.
Rachel is doing a triathlon in Oshkosh today, and Jacob and Levi planned on meeting her at the event, and then go the EAA for the day.
Written Jul 27, 2013 6:16amAs you can see Thursday came and gone, and it is now Saturday morning. Sorry for not getting to this sooner.
Jacob's surgery went very well. They removed the two remaining front teeth (what was left of them) and installed two implants. The bone graft was not needed. The surgery was done by noon on Thursday. By the time he was discharged and we were back at his house it was 5pm and our focus was to get Jacob comfortable, he was very tired (we all were), his day started at 3 am. With the implants in, Jacob has 8 to 12 weeks of healing before the teeth can be attached. During this time the plan is to do all the other dental work, with a goal to be done by the holidays. Our standard statement is "all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" LOL.
Friday was a bit of a struggle, Jacob was not feeling very well and we were not sure what the issue could be. To make a long story short, when Jacob took his Thursday night and Friday morning medications, both times he missed one small pill, and it happened to be his pain medication. The reason Jacob was struggling is he went from the surgery to 4 pm on Friday with out ANY pain medication. Once he took his pain medication within an hour he was feeling and looking much better. I can not believe how strong he is, making it over 30 hours without any pain medication plus after his surgery.
Jacob's strength during this journey continues to inspire me to tears.
Blessings to all.