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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Update on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Update on Ben Wolverton

It has been exactly four weeks since Ben's longboarding accident.

To tell the truth, I thought on Sunday that we might be holding his funeral soon, but on Tuesday he had turned the corner, and is suddenly doing better than ever. He was able to sit up again, and Mary says that he is antsy to get out of the bed.

This morning he was able to say his first words since the accident. Mary asked him to repeat the names of two of his nurses, and he was able to say "Sasha" and "Monica." She says that he is talking very softly, but was able to utter single words.

That's really huge. Most of the damage from his concussion came to his speech centers, so we have been wondering what words he understands, and how well he might be able to formulate words.

I'm still stuck at home, sick with a sinus infection, and I don't seem to be getting any better. I think I may call and see about getting a different antibiotic.

No new picture yet this morning.