Reggie Carlton

First post: May 21, 2019 Latest post: May 30, 2019
Journal entry by Rhonda Carlton — a minute ago

Reggie is a "Can-do" kind of guy and there isn't much he won't attempt to tackle.  As the weather turned warmer, Reggie began getting the cabin ready for the Summer. He and the boys (Kyle, Colin and Jonny) had put a  steel roof on the cabin a few weeks ago but the roof cap was yet to be done.  We went to cabin on May 11th to do a few tasks, that being one of them.  Colin and he were outside while Andrea, I and the kids were inside.  Reggie was a few feet up the roof when his feet began to slip backwards and he in his words he knew he was in trouble.  He thought the ladder leaning against the roof may stop the impending fall but it simple fell off to the side when he hit it.  Reggie fell to the ground hitting his elbow and his back but not his head or neck.  Miraculously he fell between the ladder and some saw horses and in the only spot free from obstacles.  
He was taken by ambulance to Rice Lake and then transferred to Marshfield where he underwent a day long surgery on his back and to repair a spinal cord tear.  Then began the road to recovery.  The doctors are optimistic about the outcome but have reminded him this is a marathon with a lot of therapy.
After 8 days in Marshfield he was transferred today to inpatient therapy at Miller Dwan in Duluth.  He will receive 3 hours a day of therapy with the goal to make him independent.   

We are both so grateful for the support and prayers we have received and Reg will confidently say it is those prayers that have gotten us to this point

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