^ Owen, Becky, James and Josh
As a friend of this wonderful family, I have watched them go through a pretty tough year.
*** UPDATE *** (October 14)
The first surgery went well, however, the infection was worse than previously thought. The doctor had to remove the entire 5th metatarsal and scrape off a sliver of an adjoining bone where the infection had spread. We will monitor the levels in his blood that indicate an infection for them to drop over the next 3 or so weeks. Once they've dropped down to an acceptable level, he will have the 2nd surgery to fuse his ankle.
He has been in good spirits most of the time, sleeping a bunch. Learning how to maneuver in the house has been interesting to say the least!
We have great friends who wanted to start this go fund me page, so I'm sharing it.
From Becky's latest Facebook post: (October 10)
Some of you already know about the ongoing issues Josh has had with his foot since December. For those of you that dont, the short story is: He stepped on an upholstery tack back in December which caused an infection and a hospital stay. Weekly wound care visits, wound almost healed by March/April. But then another infection, then another. Finally it was determined that the infection had moved into the bone. He's had PICC lines and multiple rounds of IV antibiotics. Continued weekly wound care visits. But still it has gotten worse. Mobility has become a struggle-more than it already was anyways- using crutches and a walker to get around.
So today he is having surgery to remove the portion of the bone that has the infection and to pack it with antibiotics.
Then in about 3 weeks time, he will have a 2nd surgery to fuse the subtabalar joint in his ankle since the first surgery will disrupt the tendon on the right side of his foot.
All of this will leave him non-weight bearing for at least 2 months. Please keep us in your thoughts.
They will have lots of expenses as well as figuring out wheelchair accessibility. But money for a meal they don't have to make is a really nice place to start.
Many of you know Josh as your local sign painter, Muletown Sign Co.
- Leslie Kendall
- Jared and Tanja Whitman
- Beth Perez
- Stephanie & Ryan Brown
Fundraising team: Friends (4)
Sarah B. Gilliam
Raised $200 from 3 donations
Raised $100 from 1 donation