GREETINGS, ALL! I have been terrible about posting updates on Thomas.
He is doing great! He has not been able to go back to work yet, but is working hard towards that goal. He still uses crutches but has begun putting weight on that injured leg, and he is in physical therapy several days a week. For those of you who know Tom as the athlete he is, he also pushes himself to the limit in physical endurance. I am so proud of how far he has come and of the way he has beaten the odds, but most of all, I deeply admire his positive attitude.
Tom is doing well in rehab. He said they wear him out a few times a day! He has been learning to do stairs, and has been getting around well in his wheelchair and his crutches. I don't know yet how long he will be there, but hope to find out on Tuesday. Thank you for your prayers!
Thomas went to the rehab facility today - YAY! It will be some hard work but he's ready for it. He sent me a text that said "Sidelined for 1/2 day by blood clot behind knee. Bed rest til filter put in tomorrow morning. Tarnation!" But it's nothing scary, he says. He is in good spirits and ready for them to bring it on. :)
Thomas got the results from his spinal/neck x-rays. No surgery will be required! He still has to use the neck and back braces but this is great news. Hopefully he will be able to move to the rehab facility this week. Thank you all again for your prayers and support!
Tom Burbach was injured severely in an accident on May 20th, 2013. He was riding his bicycle when struck from behind by a car, which kept on going. He is in the ICU, and when released from the hospital will need to go to an acute rehab facility.
He is the father of twin boys, 7 years old, and also worked two jobs. I, as his older sister, am attempting to raise money for his considerable medical expenses and loss of income.