Author Archives: Wade L.

About Wade L.

Hey I'm a truck driver that doesn't drive for now. I'm a bicyclist that can't ride right now. I'm a runner that wanted to like running but can't right now. I'm a skiier that will be watching from the lodge with hot coffee. I'm the nutcase who sold his car to ride his bike everywhere, but I just bought a car again. I'm the guy that looks ungainly with the cane; I just started with it. I'm 46 years old. My mind wants to act like I'm still 25, but my body feels like it is 70. I'm frustrated but hopeful. I'm a Dad of young kids and a husband, and I treasure all the time God has given me.

Creativity with found objects for my trike.

I’ve finalized the modification to the back of my trike (for now). On the right side, I have mounted a PVC tube to hold my cane and my bike locks. On the left, I have added my camelback to the … Continue reading

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Ethan has some worsening swelling at the lp shunt tie-off site.

Ethan is not complaining of any headaches, or any pain at all, and has become almost normal in his mobility (though weak). Given that, we do find it a bit concerning that the site of the shunt tie-off seems to … Continue reading

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and now a granuloma? at the wound site?

One pic is Ethan on the 31st in his Dale Earnhardt Jr. costume.  Because he had to spend most of his time laying flat in the wagon, I put the number 88 on the side.  It cheered him up for … Continue reading

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again with the trouble

pics from 29 october 2011.  

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Ethan’s last surgery at the point of the leak was 9 days ago.  We were discharged from the hospital last Thursday, and stayed one night at RMHC.  We got home late Friday night.  It is now Sunday morning, and Ethan … Continue reading

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2 days later.

We are noticing that the suture line on his back is weeping interstitial fluid; I think this is a pressure sore. He has had non-stop pressure here for the last 3.5 weeks.

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Temporary Ethan photo page

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