Jake Burnside's Journal
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Written Aug 6, 2013 8:35pmJake had a dr. appt. in Omaha today with the neurosurgeon. He was so happy when the Dr. said, "Let's take that neck brace off!" Then the Dr. gave the OK for surgery tomorrow. Jake will have surgery on his left leg to put in a new rod from the femur football accident. The rod was bent in the June accident. Jake will return home on Thursday or Friday and start school on Monday the 12th. He can't wait to get home!
August 2, 2013
Written Aug 2, 2013 9:13pmOn Thursday Jake got to leave Madonna for the afternoon to watch a University of Nebraska basketball practice. He got to meet the players, tour the facility, and talk with Coach Miles. Jordan and Hunter joined Jake. They had an awesome time!
Today Jake met Miss Nebraska. She was at Madonna visiting patients. He was excited to find out she had a sister who is Jake's age...only problem is she lives in Scottsbluff.
Today in OT they retested Jake's grip strength. On the right hand it measured 55 pounds and the left was 13 pounds. That is an increase from two weeks ago of 15 pounds on the right and 5 pounds on the left.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Written Jul 29, 2013 8:57pmJake has made friends with two of the patients here at Madonna, Isaac and Rachel. He had them over to his room Friday night to play cards.
Saturday night Jake got to leave for an outing. He enjoyed spending time at the Schulenburgs with friends and family.
Today Jake practiced walking with crutches. He also had one and a half hours of cognitive testing. In Jake's exact words the cognitive testing was "dumb and stupid".