Nick’s story made the front page of today’s edition of “The Californian” newspaper. Thank you Jim Rothgeb for writing such a beautiful piece about us. I love that he focused more on Nick, his attitude and recovery, than the “daredevil stunt” that hurt him. Of course, he didn’t use the term “daredevil stunt” but that’s the kind of shit you usually read when the news reports about skydiving incidents. So, thanks again Jim, we really appreciated meeting you. The online version of the article can be found on www.californian.com And since I’m not computer savvy, my suggestion is to just type FENER into the search bar. It’ll come right up. That’s how I found it anyway.
Excellent news! Actually I don’t know which is more exciting, the fact that Nick started up his hyperbaric oxygen therapy again today, or that Benji Forde is back in town! Okay, I think I’m a lot more excited about seeing Benji! He came all the way across the planet to visit us. The best part? He walked in the front door just as Nick was rolling onto his belly on our therapy table while I was cleaning him up. Benji was greeted with a lovely shot of Nick’s bare butt. We really know how to treat our house guests like family! And of course Benji came with us to Orange County to Nick’s hyperbaric appointment. We did a little shopping while Nick was in the chamber and had a super fun time catching up. Nick’s wounds look incredible now. The doctor got rid of the last bits of nasty scabs on his stumps. He cut them off with scissors. It was pretty gross and hard to watch. But you know me, I tried to get video, but the doc just wouldn’t let me. We are really on a roll now with these wounds healing up so nicely. They are so close to being completely healed and it’s so exciting. We’ll be going to the chamber everyday this week. Then on Friday, the doctor will reevaluate his nubs and we will decide if he needs to do the chamber for another week or not.
When we got home tonight, Benji made us the most incredible meal. I’d say it was quite comparable to the bacon wrapped asparagus in teriyaki sauce I’ve been thinking about all day. He was the grill master for us. Steaks, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, brussel sprouts. I made some couscous. He treated us like royalty tonight. Thanks dude!