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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Update on Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Update on Ben Wolverton

Today starts the 58th day since Ben fell off of his longboard.

Ben celebrated today by getting the stitches taken out of his head, but not the staples. Apparently he likes that "zipper look" that it gives him, as if you could just pull back on the zipper and open pockets into his skull.

I asked Ben today if he would like a hat to wear to church, to hide his scars, but he said that he would rather show them off. We had a family discussion on this matter when we first considered posting Ben's pictures on Facebook, and decided that if he were conscious, Ben would definitely want to flaunt his wounds. Glad to see that I was right.

We spent much of the day getting ready for Ben to come home from the hospital tomorrow. We need to get a safe showering arrangement for him, so we'll have a plumber come in and install a new showerhead, and then buy Ben chair that won't get water damage to sit in.

I spent more of the day filling out paperwork for the Social Security administration, Medicaid, and the Department for Disabled People. It looks as if it will take a few more months for the government to make a decision.

Today Ben celebrated by working out on the balance beam. No back flips or somersaults, and he is only four inches off the ground. But give Ben a few weeks, and he'll think of a way to make it more entertaining.