Sunday, July 25, 2010

Link to Radford News Article

The Radford University website contains an article written about Josh. Here is the link to the article.

Also, Josh is moving to receive treatment at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in DC. This is a permanent transfer.

Friday, April 30, 2010

ESPN U's Video Segment on Josh and the family

Here is the link to ESPN U's video segment on Josh and the family during my sister's game.

Friday, April 16, 2010

TV Interviews

Here is a link to one of the local news video presentation.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Media interviews with Josh

Last night was my sister's "Senior Night" for softball at Radford University. The entire family went down to Radford to watch the game including Josh. Here is a link to an article written by the Roanoke Times that includes the details.

There were also video interviews with a couple of local news channels as well as ESPN U. ESPN U will be broadcasting the interview with Josh and my parents during my sister's game on April 25th. I am still waiting to get a link to other local news channels that interviewed Josh. So stay posted...

Monday, April 5, 2010

Update on Josh

Josh is doing well. He has certainly come a long way since the beginning. This Sunday, we were able to enjoy a nice Easter dinner with the family and some close friends of the family (the Hills, Brian, and Kristyn) at the Fisher house in Richmond.

Josh is rock'n the power chair. He is able to use both of his hands to maneuver around. This is different from before, because now he is using a chair that looks more like a manual chair than an electrical chair. As far as his health, he is stable. Josh has had nothing in terms of surgeries or injuries.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Update on Josh

Josh still has limited functionality in his left hand. However, he is able to use a power assisted chair for 2 hours a day. He is using the chair to build stamina. According to my mom, Josh is doing extremely well with it. Josh is experiencing incremental improvements with his balance and his ability to sit up. It is still not decided on whether or not the doctors are going to surgically intervene on Josh's left hand.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Update on the Left Hand

The medical team is authorized to perform therapy on Josh’s left hand. His hand doesn’t have much movement at this time. The neurological team is considering possible surgical intervention for his hand. The improvement of Josh’s left hand is pivotal, because depending on how Josh’s left hand improves will determine how long Josh stays in Richmond for therapy as well as a whole host of functionality benefits.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Update on Joshua

Josh had the following issues on Monday: headache, chest pains, and high blood pressure. The medical team performed various tests to verify the cause of these issues. They conducted an EEG/EKG, bladder scan, blood work, and X-rays. All the tests came back normal. The doctors were unsure what caused the symptoms. They gave Josh some pain medication. The doctors know for sure that it wasn't a UTI (Urinary Track Infection). Since then, Josh is starting to feel much better and his blood pressure is starting to decrease.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Pins Removed!

This afternoon, Josh had surgery on his left hand to remove the pins. My mom said that the doctors had some issues removing the second pin, but they were able to remove it. We are not sure what the restrictions are at this time. They plan are planning on an MRI sometime this week.

Josh is still having pain in his left shoulder. He has been taking pain medication for this. They still believe it to be a "frozen" shoulder. He received a shot earlier this week to help with the pain.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Josh's Surgery has been Rescheduled

Josh did not have his surgery Today. The ambulance that was going to transport my Mom and Josh to Bethesda arrived three hours late. So, they decided to reschedule the surgery for sometime after January 28th. We are not sure the exact date of the surgery at this time.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Surgery on Thursday

The physicians plan on removing the pins in Josh’s left hand on Thursday. Josh is planning on having his surgery in Bethesda. He will be in Bethesda for only one day. The doctors also want to schedule on MRI for Friday in Richmond. Josh has been having low blood pressure issues. His blood pressure has been around 61/23. Today, his blood pressure is improving. He is also having pain his neck and in the shoulder.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Update on Joshua

We hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. Next week is huge! Josh will undergo an electromyogram (EMG) that will assess his left arm’s status. Peripheral nerves regenerate at the rate of 1 inch per month. So depending on what the tests indicate will determine how long it will take until he gets his nerves back.

The doctors still expect to remove the pins from his left hand later this month. At the moment, Josh has inflammation and fluid in his left shoulder. The doctors aren’t sure what caused the inflammation, but they are treating it with an anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen). The doctors expect the swelling to go down within the next couple of weeks. He is also is experiencing low pressure. His blood pressure has been around 65/35.