Monday, January 12, 2009

January 12th

Hey, it's Mrs. B. I am practicing how to post a blog since Sara will soon be heading back to Honolulu, Hawaii and Trish to Dover, Delaware. They will be back as needed but they have lives of their own and need to be with their husbands and Luke needs his Daddy.
We received terrific news today that Mr. B will be moving to Dodd Hall. It is known nation-wide as one of the top facilities to rehabilitate severe brain injuries. They were going to move him today but his blood results came back and his potassium levels were too high so they had to give him an IV. Hopefully they will move him in the morning. During his physical therapy he was walking without the aid of a walker but with a therapist on each side. We are looking forward to the move to Dodd Hall where he will be in different types of therapy for 3-5 hours every day six days a week.


  1. It is nice to have this blog to hear the updates.I know Andy will work hard and get strong Carol take care of yourself too.Girls have a safe trip home
    carol langermeier

  2. Best wishes for a continued speedy recovery. It seems like things are going as well as, if not better, than they possibly could be. I've known several people who have been through the program at Dodd and it's AMAZING! They'll have you back and kicking in no time! Your presence is definitely missed around school, but I know your recovery and health is very much on everyone's mind. Best wishes! - Krysten Smith

  3. Wonderful news!!!! I know someone who went through the program at Dodd and her recovery was great. Andy, we miss you here at school...not just your humor....but your caring side too. Trish and Sara, have safe trips back to your homes and know that your father has many who support him and will be there if and when needed. Carol, good job with your first blog entry. Take care of yourself.
    Jackie H.

  4. That's terrific news and just another step of progress. I imagine they will keep Andy pretty busy on his way to recovery.

    Carol Pizor

  5. Dodd Hall is the best by far. It will be intense, but well worth it. We continue to pray for him, and miss him. I hope you are taking good care of yourself as well. We are here for anything you need, don't hesitate to call us!!

  6. Hey Mrs. B. Tell Mr. B that the whole Otis clan is wishing him a speedy recovery. We can't wait to see him back to his goofy self again. I'm glad you guys are blogging to keep us posted. I read it daily. Tell him Zach Olson said hi and he wishes him well too. It's amazing how many lives you two have touch...look at me, 4 years out of high school and still writing to you :)

    -Danielle Alexander

  7. What encouraging news!!!
    I'll be talking with you soon.

  8. Great news. Good luck with the continued therapy at Dodd Hall Andy. Have a safe trip home girls. Our thoughts our with all of you. Dave Metz

  9. Andy,
    We are all glad to hear of your progress.

    You did a great job with your first blog. Keep the updates coming, it's how I start my school day.

  10. Mrs. B
    Its great to hear that Mr. B is getting along so well. I wish him a speedy recovery. I hope the girls have a safe trip home. Please don't hesitate to call me if you need anything at all. Take care.

    Kim Harvey

  11. Andy I am protecting your room to the best of my ability. I can only hold down your end of the hall for so long so hurry back. We miss you and wish you a speedy recovery.

    Love and Prayers,
    Jerri Kitchen

  12. Glad to hear Andy is improving! I'm sure he's even more stubborn than I and will be back picking on everyone before you know it. I hope everyone has a safe trip back home and Carol, hang in there! If you need anything, don't hesitate to call.

    Rob, Hailey, & Kylie

  13. Hi Carol and family,

    This is truely great news to hear that Andy is making such progress. Even though you may not hear from us, we are thinking about you. For all you do for us, at North America, we know Andy is getting the best possible care love can provide. We miss you and hope the progress continues.

    Lori Monska

  14. Awesome news Carol!!! And like everything else you two put your mind to, his recovery will continue to progress...and you have mastered the world of Blogging!!! Love to you all!