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Medical Expenses for Doug

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Raised by 79 people in 6 months
On September 20th, Doug was in a motorcycle accident in Albany causing serious injuries.

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Doug was initially taken to Good Sam in Corvallis but was transported to OHSU when his condition worsened. He is currently in a coma in the ICU with a pretty serious brain injury among other serious injuries. We are hopeful for a full recovery, however doctors say that could take up to a year.

This is obviously creating a myriad of hardships, especially for Taunya, Dylan, and Jacob. Doug does have medical insurance but there is still expenses including deductibles, travel and lodging, and time lost from work. These expenses will continue throughout his recovery. 

We all love Doug and know how great of a father, husband, friend, and all around person he is. Any amount that you can give would be greatly appreciated and would not go unnoticed. If you are unable to give, that is understandable, but sending positive thoughts and prayers is also appreciated.

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Obviously money isn’t the only thing that will help ease the burden. We are working on arranging meals for Taunya and the boys as well as helping in anyway possible. If you’d like to help with this or offer other assistance feel free to reach out to Debbie (Doug’s mother-in-law) or Julie.
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So the journey continues....Doug is experiencing continued improvements with a bit of a setback. First the improvements: the feeding tube is gone, the collar is gone (bone fracture is healed). Both of these were welcome changes for Doug. Doug met with eye specialists at OHSU last week. They will want to perform a couple of surgeries to help him regain his eye sight. I'm not sure yet when those will happen. Doug continues with outpatient physical therapy and home exercises. There is still a lot of healing ahead for his brain, regaining physical strength and his sight. The setback came this past weekend when Doug woke up early one morning with a fever. When it spiked to over 104 he was taken to the local ER. Unfortunately Doug tested positive for Influenza B. He is now home receiving even more care than before. We certainly hope this passes sooner than later.
Taunya has informed me that she feels that the family will now be fine financially. She has requested that we discontinue any further donations. All of your donations, prayers and well wishes have meant the world to all of us. I will continue occational updates through this site or FB.

Thank you all so much,
Debbie
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It’s been a busy weekend for Doug! He managed to convince the rehab center that he would be on his best behavior if they would sign him out. Doug showed his true sales skills during the conversations with the therapists. Taunya brought him home on Friday afternoon. Taunya now has her nurse hat on along with her mom hat and her work hat. Doug still has significant trouble with vision so his phone continues to be on hold. Due to his busy therapy and rest schedule visits need to be kept to a minimum and will need to be scheduled ahead of time thru Taunya. Please be patient with this request. I know there are a lot of people out there that would like to see Doug. Rest is a big part of brain healing and social stimulation is very tiring for him.
Overall spirits are good with the family, just a very busy time!

I hope things are well with all of you,
Debbie
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Doug continues to work hard on the road to some level of recovery. He is doing intense therapy now so visits are shorter and planned according to his schedule. He seems to enjoy the team he is working with although I know he is totally exhausted at times. All of his tasks are done with assistance but I have seen him walk, manage stairs and get in and out of a car (indoor model). Taunya says they played an unfamiliar card game recently and Doug was able to understand and play the game without any trouble. These are all great signs of progress and we keep encouraging Doug that he is on the road to getting home with his family again, which of course is where he so badly wants to be.

Continued thanks for your support and well wishes,
Debbie
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Happy anniversary to Doug and Taunya!
Although it’s not the anniversary they had expected, it is a real blessing that Doug is awake to wish his wife a happy anniversary.
Doug is walking with assistance and today I had the pleasure of witnessing him take on the occupational therapist in black jack. He did quite well. Doug has also successfully eaten small amounts of food. This is the first he’s had since his accident. It’s all a work in progress but seems to be headed the right direction. We’re still working on a plan to get him to in patient rehab which we really hope will be closer to home.

Thank you for your continued support,
Debbie
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