Saturday, February 16, 2008

A bit of news...

Matt hopes to participate in an arm bike race to Corpus Christy (fifty miles?!) in March!!!! He is swimming every day; does 6-8 laps to warm up; is able to dive to the bottom to retreive objects. He tried surfing on the wave machine which was cool, but made him very sore.
Matt has passed the base driving test, but hasn't yet taken the DMV test. He gave back his crutch this week and has been walking without one, using the stubbies. He is expecting his C-legs in the next few weeks and has a friend who is going to take him to buy his first pair of shoes, so we are all still eagerly waiting.
June 10 will be one year after his injuries and Matt said he thinks he'd like to have people around.

Monday, February 4, 2008

A Lot Has Happened

Several things have happened in the last few weeks which have been pretty difficult for Matt but things are beginning to look up!
Matt ended up in the hospital with a bleeding stomach ulcer last Wednesday. He was released from the hospital on Friday, 2/1, and is doing well.
All of the events of this past year have really taken a toll on Matt's family. Matt and Tessa have decided to live apart. Matt is now living in the barracks.
We, Matt's parents, were able to visit him this past weekend and help him to arrange his living space. It is small but should be comfortable for Matt.

The address that was posted on the first page will no longer work for reaching Matt and will not work for Tessa or the girls in a few weeks.

Please keep Matt and his family in your prayers.