May 31, 2018 Latest post:
Aug 29, 2018
On Tuesday, May 29, Peter was pitching in his softball league down at Green Street in Marblehead as he has hundreds of times over the past 20 years. He was struck in the right side of the head by a soft ball hit by the batter.
Players from both teams immediately realized that he was hurt and called 911. He was taken to Salem Hospital by ambulance and airlifted within a few hours to Mass General. He underwent surgery to address a fracture and brain swelling late Tuesday/early Wednesday morning.
Post-operative results have been positive: scans and pressure have been as expected. On Thursday, 5/31, Peter began responding when awake to commands to move extremities, demonstrating responsiveness as well as mobility and fine motor skills. Moreover, he demonstrated some agitation, which--as many will attest--is somewhat indicative of his personality!
Next milestones will be the removal of the intubation, at a time tbd, and a move out of the neuro ICU, though that might be several days from now.
It is likely that Peter will remain at MGH for a couple of weeks.
We will use this site to orchestrate the needs the family might have over time, such as meals, rides to/from Boston, etc.
Alexandra has been with him almost without interruption since he was at Salem's ER, though the doctors have made her go home and sleep a couple of times. The entire family is very appreciative of all of the outreach and support. They will keep a couple of people informed, who are committed to keeping this site current with information on Peter's recovery.
Right now Peter cannot have visitors, but if that changes that information will be posted.