Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Update on Riley

Many of you have been asking about our 15-year-old neighbor boy Riley and how he's doing after his horrific accident last Wednesday.

I'm pleased and thankful to report that he's home!! My kids took over a basket full of homemade goodies and cards and other stuff to welcome him back. They reported he was full of piss and vinegar (his usual state of affairs) and everyone couldn't be happier. He's joking and in good spirits, enough to mug at the camera.

He has a long road ahead of him, of course. The doctors say his chances of keeping his fingers now stand at 98% - I partially attribute those wonderful odds to all you terrific folks who kept him in your prayers - but needless to say he has at least a year of physical therapy to undergo as he re-learns how to use his left hand.

Again, a heart-felt "thank you" to everyone who uttered a petition to the Almighty that his fingers would "take" after being reattached. I'm grateful to the wonderful surgeons and other personnel who helped in his recovery. Modern medicine is indeed a marvel.


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  2. Physical Therapy won't be pleasant at times, but with his apparent grit he'll do fine.
    Good luck Riley!

  3. Very happy to hear about this. For a young healthy kid it seems like a return to full use is pretty much a given. Even if it isn't quite perfect that is a heck of a lot better than the alternative.