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Monday, April 22, 2013

Update on Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Update on Ben Wolverton

Today is the 20th day since Ben's longboarding accident.

I went to see him at 5:00 this morning, and then again at about 7:00 a.m. He is getting more active, and each time that he opens his eyes, he seems to focus just a fraction of a second longer, but there are no big milestones that he hit this morning. Just a slow and steady forward progress.

He seemed very restless and agitated, and did a lot of kicking. We loosened his restraints and helped him do some stretches, then I got him on his side and gave him a back rub to help keep his blood circulating and make sure that he doesn't get any bedsores.

Other than that, I spoke to the social security department to see if Ben might qualify for social security disability, and also filled out the paperwork for Medicaid. While I was there, I checked on the costs so far. Yikes. I can't be sure, but I think we'll hit well above the million dollar mark here, even if Ben were to be discharged soon. Guess I'd better go write the next HUNGER GAMES.


The Deseret News had an article about the book bomb, and Ben's continuing needs.