Throughout this time his "village" prayed for him, toasted him nightly with tequila- his favorite, meditated, danced and supported him in unmeasurable ways. His care team at the hospital- an incredible group of smart, talented, caring individuals- did everything in their power to bring him through. THANK YOU seems inadequate a word to express the gratitude that Gregg and his family feel for all of you.
Gregg moved to acute rehab on April 24 (hospital day 50) and now begins the very long process of rebuilding his body. He's relearning how to walk, perform daily activities, and rebuilding his strength so that he can head back home to AJ, Bear, family and friends.
Until now we have focused our communications on Gregg living and surviving this deadly virus and did not share the severity of injury to his hands and toes. The sustained lack of circulation to his extremities caused his fingers and toes to turn black, similar to a frostbite injury. This caused permanent damage and unfortunately once he is released from acute rehab, he will be looking at additional surgeries for amputation, prostheses and of course more physical/occupational therapy as he learns to navigate this new world.
For someone as active as Gregg, this of course is life-changing, but with the right doctors, equipment and support, we know he will tackle this next challenge- AND he will be back skiing, enjoying tequila, and causing his usual raucous- thanks to your generosity and spirit! In the meantime, he'll need upgrades in his house to accommodate his new hands and help facilitate movement. He'll also need 24-hour assistance in the beginning. I know we are all struggling during this time, but these home renovations, doctors' bills, etc. add up, so any additional financial support to ease the future financial strain is more than greatly appreciated.
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