March 30th, 2003

WebCam Greg

Can't sleep

Three hours of sleep and I'm awake again. It feels like I haven't been to bed yet, but I know I actually did get some sleep.

I don't feel like watching TV, I don't feel like writing, and I don't feel like reading. I do feel like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, but I don't currently have any of my puzzles in the apartment.

*looks around for something to do* Nothing seems to grab my interest. I guess I'll bore myself by playing solitaire and maybe parchisi.
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    awake awake
Blue Sweater Greg

Instant mood change

I'm feeling pretty good right now. I just finished looking up some drug information on the Internet for my mom for her leg spasms.

It is amazing to me how quickly I can change moods when helping someone else. Even with something as simple as looking up info, my mood has elevated to a very happy one. I know I have written about this before, but it still amazes me each time it happens.
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    happy happy
WebCam Greg

Responding...

I was able to be a little productive. I spent the last hour responding to some neglected email and commenting on a few journals. I wish I was able to comment on more, but I'm now tired enough to go back to sleep. I hope I am feeling chipper enough to do some more commenting when I wake up.

*Yawn*

G'night, dudes and dudettes.
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    tired tired
WebCam Greg

OMG!!

I just received this in an email from Daniel's father.

Dan was injured on Saturday the 29th, "hit buy a truck" to be exact. He was flown by helicopter to a trauma center in Halifax and is recovering from surgery performed late Saturday night. His injuries were rather severe but he came through surgury well and is in good spirits today. He is however very sore and will be for a while.

He was helping a friend onto a local transit bus on the main road near his home in Greenwood and was struck by a pick-up doing 80 km/hr (50 mph) while he tried to cross the highway. He was thrown 30 metres and suffered a broken femur, broken wrist, bruised lung, lacerated liver and a minor concusion. He is still feeling the effects of his head injury in, a bit of disorientation and short term memory loss, but this is dissipating slowly. Not too sure at this point about length of time for recovery or rehab and we don't know exactly how long his hospital stay will be. He is presently in the surgery intermed ICU and will be moved when his condition improves.
As soon as I get over my initial shock, I'll give him a call.
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    shocked shocked
Blue Sweater Greg

Good news

Daniel is okay, SORE, but okay. I talked to on the phone and he sounds in good spirits. He is also hopped up on Morphine, so there is really no surprise that he is in a good mood. :-)

All the damage was done to his right side. His left side is fine. Since he is left handed, that is a plus right there.

Since his lung is bruised he can't take in deep breaths, so he has to wear a oxygen mask to assist with his breathing. He said it kept getting in his way when talking on the phone, but I informed him that I could hear him without any problem with it on, which was true.

He was so happy that I called and I'm happy too. This was actually the first time that we have talked to each other on the phone. :-) After a couple of awkward minutes at first, we fell into a regular routine. People kept asking him questions and then his mom said he should wrap things up.

All in all I'm happy. He is still in ICU, but he is doing well. He has some new metal added here and there and he can't move without feeling major pain, but other than that he is fine. He wasn't too clear about when he would be leaving ICU, so I'll have to find that out later.

In other news, his dad and his mom are now aware of me. In the email from his dad, his dad mentioned that I would be coming out in the summer. I'm not sure what else Daniel told either one of them about me, but I introduced myself and gave a little background history in my reply to his father. I'll let Daniel fill his mother in, since I doubt his father will tell his mother anything.

That's all the news I have for now. I'll keep you all informed as I learn more.

*Hugs*
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    happy happy