Saturday, September 22, 2007

Bustin' Out

This is the last post that we are going to write on the blog, I'm turning it over to Kent so it'll be up to him whether or not he keeps it going. We are so grateful for all of your love and support. The prayers that came from all religions were key in his recovery. At last count he was on 9 Temple Prayer Roles, multiple times on some of them.
Kent has come so far in the last three weeks. His rate of recovery has been amazing. The level of care that he has received has been exceptional and we are so grateful to all of the medical professionals that help him through his injuries.

Kent is home! They let him out on Friday afternoon and he's home. Now he is working on being bored there. He still has therapy a couple of times a week. He also has an appointment with the Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist next week and he will look at his the nerves in his face. Depending on how his jaw heals he may need to have it wired shut an additional week.

He was so desperate to leave he tried to hitch hike home.

For those of you who won't get to see Kent in the next few days we have a couple of Kent quotes. His short term memory causes him to repeat things over and over and over and over. Here is a list of things that he says repetitively.
  • "________, you don't even know."

  • "I have to pee so much, you don't even know. I'm like a 100 year old man."
  • "I'm going to go crazy."
  • "I look retarded."
  • "This sucks so bad, you have no idea."

  • "I'm such a retard, I ran into my friend on my dirt bike."
  • "This is ridiculous."

  • "I want soup."
  • Did I mention "You don't even know"?

  • "If somebody asks me about my eye I'm going to kill them . . . I swear."

  • "I shouldn't ride my dirt bike but I probably will."

The support has been overwhelming and it is really touching how many people have been pulling for him. Ben and I were at the store the other night and while we were in line I heard someone say, "So is Kent still coming home on Friday?" It was his friend Riley and his wife Kendra. Then this morning I got a text message from my boss saying, "I'm sitting with someone you were with last night. She was visiting your brother." We knew he had a lot of friend but this is ridiculous! We put the counter on the blog on the September 9th and in 13 days we has had 4128 hits on his blog, 1504 different IP addresses. That's not even counting how many of you logged on in the first week.

We are so happy to have him home even if we do hear the same thing over and over. The next couple of weeks will be a challenge for him because he is "so freakin' bored, you don't even know." We are so lucky to have him here with us and we are so grateful that his injuries aren't any more serious. It's been an emotional ride for all of us and we look forward to helping Kent continue on his road to recovery.

Thanks again for all of your support!

The Dannellys

Paul, LeAnn, Adam, Kent and Bethany

The Hansons

Ben and Tracey

The Staples

Karen, Ryan and Kate

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


To Kent's family...Thank you for your dedication to keeping this blog current.

And to has been a testimony builder just watching your progress. You have been part of a miracle. Thank you for allowing the rest of us to tag along. We are going to have to follow Casey to your home soon for a visit. God bless you all!

Bob & EvaMae Cook