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Updates From Dawn

7-22-18. 18:35

Hello All, since it is such bad weather outside,  I thought I would take a few minutes to update everyone on the situation in our house. Steve was handling his knee replacement very well until two weeks ago and he had a setback. We saw the doctor twice in two days and he had a…
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7-1-2018 21:34

Hello All, Today is the tenth anniversary of Brian’s accident.  As I look back over the last ten years, it has been quite a journey thus far for our family.  We have had very low points as well as very high points.  I know that each person looking back on his life will see the…
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6-24-18 7:30

Good morning All,  It has been a hectic and topsy-turvy three weeks around here since my last post. In addition to the electricity going off and messing up Brian’s house settings, the motherboard in our refrigerator got zapped and so the whole refrigerator went down.  I moved as much as possible to the small refrigerator…
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6-3-2018 16:15

Hello Everyone, I finally brought Steve home from the hospital today around noon. He was supposed to be discharged on Friday and they kept him Friday night because he was unable to get his pain under control. On the pain scale of 1 to 10, his was about 15.   I thought for sure he…
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5-30-2018

Hello All, I wanted to let everyone know that Steve’s surgery is scheduled for tomorrow at 12:30 PM.  One of our insurance case workers was able to find an agency who will work with us on the hours and needs of Brian.  Two young ladies came in last night for Steve to train them for…
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5-21-2018

Hello All, This has been a rough several weeks for us.  Brian’s blisters on his leg popped, but the scabs that started forming looked a little infected so we took him to see the family doctor.  The doctor put him on an antibiotic and told Steve to use Neosporin.   When Steve used it, the blisters…
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5-4-2018. 15:48

Hello All,  We have finished up Brian’s six month bout of care yesterday. Because of his blisters he still was unable to have PT until Monday, and then the therapy had to be very limited to not brush against the blisters. Steve had them all covered but we still had to be careful and so…
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4-23-2018 17:53

Hello All, It has been a rough week here for the Keefer household.  Brian had several of the tests his doctor ordered done on Wednesday.  We still do not have those results.  On Saturday night he was sitting outside with some of his friends by the fireplace.  He was checking his hands to make sure…
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4-18-2018. 09:00

Good morning all, We are into our spring session down at Kennedy Krieger.  So far it has been a trying two days. On our first day, Monday, we sat on I-83 for 25 minutes as there were trees down right before the Shrewsberry exit.  Luckily we allow 1/2 hour for traveling difficulties each day.  We…
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4-2-2018 13:20 paralympian

Hello All, Last week we traveled to KKI for their monthly information session.  This session featured Paralympic swimmer, Jessica Long.  She talked of her journey to the Paralympics as well as a little about her life with prosthetic limbs.  What truly amazed me was that she won her first gold medal in swimming at age 12. …
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