Helping the Hogans

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Raised by 372 people in 2 months
As most people know Dusty was involved in a very serious snowboarding accident and has a long road to recovery ahead of him. 

I don't know one person who has a bad thing to say about the Hogan's and can't think of a more undeserving family to have this happen to. If you've ever had an interaction with Dusty or Parker you're guaranteed to leave with a smile. So let's show them how much they're loved in our little mountain town and make this devastating time a little easier on their family! Every dollar helps
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4 days ago Dusty was pretty well bedridden, in ample amounts of pain and was hardly speaking other than to say owww. I can't believe I'm writing this but as of today he is completely walking on his own, basically back to talking like the Dusty we know and love, and is even showering and doing laundry on his own!! He is even off heavy pain meds during the day and is only taking tylenol. The man is a machine! Everything is being done supervised obviously until his balance gets better but it's looking like day passes are in the near future! He still has lots of work to do at the rehab center but he is determined to get well enough to do the rehab as an outpatient. The part of his skull they removed will stay out until the swelling in his brain goes down which they said will be anywhere between 3-6 months. This makes any fall a huge concern so they are making sure he is able to be fully independent if they send him home before they do the surgery to replace his bone flap.

He is so excited to get back to Banff and see everyone but the therapists have asked us to not bring too many people and definitely not more than a couple people at once as it is still integral to his recovery to rest and not be overwhelmed. He is going to be on a heavy schedule of different therapies so that also doesn't leave much time for visitors as he is exhausted by the end of it. We will slowly be bringing very close friends when we can and then will be leaving the rest up to Dusty when he feels ready enough to see everyone else! We all need to respect the fact that this is the best thing for his recovery right now, it's still going to be a long road to getting him back to where he was. He loves and misses you all!
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Dusty was moved to the post-surgery neuro floor on Wednesday and will be there until the occupational therapist feels comfortable moving him to the other neuro wing where care isn't as attentive (which means hes doing better). He will continue to work with an OT there, where they will be working on creating new memories and seeing how well he can follow instructions/perform simple tasks. When they feel comfortable with the progress he has made there, he will then be moved to the brain trauma rehabilitation center. Which lucky for us is at the same hospital.

As for right now, our boy is in agonizing pain. They have him on pain meds constantly which means he's sleeping most of the time. When he is awake, he likes to hold our hands and will kind of watch Netflix with us. He speaks with 1 or 2 words at a time and they're almost always to do with pain. He sometimes is able to tell us where he is and where he works but that will all come with time. This is where the marathon begins, it's not going to be linear progress from here on out.

Again, visitors will be allowed once dusty is more lucid. Having too many new people around him is going to do more harm than good right now. Thank you guys for understanding, I know this has been hard on everyone. But keep him in your thoughts, this is where he's going to need it the most #dustystrong
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More progress!! They were finally able to test if he is able to swallow and is now able to drink water and eat food. They have started to get him out of bed and walking him halfway down the hall and back!! We got to walk with him yesterday and I can't explain how relieving that was to see. He's still sleeping most of the time but is seeming to be more alert in the short periods he is awake. We are just waiting for a room to open up on the neurology floor and he will be out of the ICU!! #dustystrong
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Our boy is a fighter!! He is breathing on his own, has been opening his left eye and trying to get the right one open, he's looking around and recognizes our faces, he is saying words here and there and is able to communicate what he needs! The physiotherapist put the bed up in a full chair position today and he's able to slowly reach up and touch her hand and is able to lift his legs up as well. They are currently fixing the fractures in his face and will hopefully have him out of the ICU very soon!! Keep those prayers going, they're working oh so well!! #dustystrong
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