Monday, August 29, 2011


Ammon posted on his Facebook page - "There are places like home, but there is definitely no place like St. George. It's good to be back."

I was doing homework Thursday night when the doorbell rang. I opened the door and -SURPRISE - there was Ammon and Ra a day earlier than I had expected. A visit to Dr. Durham on Thursday morning cleared Ammon for a trip home. They cleaned the Sanctuary house, packed up the car and headed for home. A friend of a friend made an offer to fly Ammon home but that wasn't happening until Friday. He gave up the flight and endured the five hour drive. Ammon was more excited to see his bed than he his mother. He sleeps well in the dark and silent basement, away from the clamor of the trains.

The Dixie High Soccer girls planned a 5k run for Ammon. It was an early morning wake up call but he was there at the finish line to greet those who sacrificed their sleep to run for him. 

Then it was a day of soccer. Asa played two games and Hamilton played one. Ammon is climatized to the beautiful mountain weather of Flagstaff but he choose to sit on the bleachers in the stadium and support his brothers. He took notes and said he's going to help them polish their game. If he can't be on the field then he'll play vicariously through his brothers.

Our ward meets at 9am. I didn't expect Ammon to get up for church but he did. I went downstairs to see what he was doing. He was sitting on the side of his bed and with a smile as wide as his face he said, "I'm wearing pants." It is by small steps that he will conquer this mountain.

An overwhelming sense of peace came over me as I sat in the chapel. I'm not sure I've ever missed four weeks of church all in a row. Loving ward members came over to welcome us home and give us an encouraging hug. It is through the strength generated from their fast and prayer that we are able to have courage through this journey. The hymns, the prayers, partaking of the sacrament - I was filled with an overwhelming conviction of the heart. I realized that I need this weekly communion with the spirit. Looking down the row to Ammon, I felt a deep sense of gratitude to my Father in Heaven. He has allowed Ammon to remain here so that I can continue to bask in the light of his spirit.

A conversation with Ammon reveals to me the experience he had just before he choose to fight for his life. Home...Heavenly...Flagstaff...St. George - Ammon has experienced them all in the last month of his life. I am thankful he choose to linger here a little longer.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


On a rainy evening in Flagstaff they experienced a bright and brilliant rainbow.


During Ammon's stay in Flagstaff they spent some time at Barnes and Noble. They found a bunch of books about nerves , went in the corner and studied.


A few days before the accident Ammon sat on the deck of the boat and stuck his go-pro in the water. This is prop that ate his leg. This is one of the x-ray photos. It shows the pins in his knee and the cuts in his bone. It also shows the staples that were used to hold his skin together. There are also pins in Ammon's ankle.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Birthday's of my children allow for moments to reminisce the span of memories contained in the years. As I review the years I look back with fondness and then ponder on what the future holds. On this 19th birthday for Ammon I've surfed the waves of my mind and recalled many happy moments. As for his future, we will watch and give our support.

Surgery number five - the skin graft - took place last week. Friday afternoon was the scheduled dressing change and one I was able to attend. Ammon endures the pain  with strength and forbearance. I sit at his bedside and watch as he takes a deep breath, winces in pain and speaks the words, "why does it hurt so bad?"

While sitting at Ammon's bedside, I connect with Mary mother of Jesus. A mother does not want to see her child in pain, yet she will not leave his side in the agonizing moments. Jesus spoke to John and asked him to remove Mary from the foot of the cross. Just as Mary would not leave, so I choose to stay at the bedside of my son. Tears well in my eyes but Ammon's strength encourages me seek the power within. We all embrace the atonement and feel the love of our Savior fill the room. There are angels among us.

On drive number four to Flagstaff in just as many weekends, I decided we needed to do something different. Ammon's birthday was coming up and he wouldn't be home for it. I knew he needed some time away from Flag. Uncle John, Aunt Moana and the Urry cousins live in Tempe so we decided it was time for a visit.

We got a mid-morning start and got into Tempe around noon. Ra and Ammon have been spoiled with Flagstaff weather so the heat was a bit of a shock. But the heat is what pulled Hamilton to the pool and eventually forced the shirt off of Ammon's back. Ammon taught Hamilton the art of the gainer and Hamilton continued to do the trick until he felt that he had mastered it. I'm not sure you can master this when you are 12 but he gave it his best effort.

A couple of weekends ago I was just leaving Flagstaff when my brother called to tell me that my sister Moana had passed out while preparing dinner and was in the hospital for observation. Once  the bad news hits a certain level you become numb. Shock and awe are not the response anymore. It simply becomes, "oh of course she is." It was discovered that her heart rate was about 35 beats a minute and she needed a pace maker. She cannot move her right arm above her head but this did not stop her from making Kalua Pork,  chicken long rice and her famous wheat bread with honey butter for Ammon's birthday dinner. John said, "we're glad you're here Ammon cause we would never eat this good on a Saturday afternoon." She topped it off with a mint chocolate chip ice cream cake. Again from John, "I don't think we've ever had this cake before. Ammon can you come every year on your birthday?"

Ammon was joined by Corbin and Dan, a couple of St. George friends who have moved to Mesa and we enjoyed the birthday party as family and friends.

Another sad Sunday goodbye as we leave Ra and Ammon in Flagstaff. I watch and weep as Ammon throws his arms around his brother, "stay Hamilton...just miss school and stay."  Monday in Flagstaff was another dressing change. I ordered balloons and tried to be there in spirit. Today is Tuesday so we are two days away from Thursday when Dr. Durham will check his skin graft to see if all is well. We hope that is what he finds because WHEN they do HE WILL GET TO COME HOME!

Sunday, August 14, 2011


It's kind of surreal to be sitting here in Flagstaff on this beautiful Sunday morning. It's peaceful and quiet except for the occasional thunder of a train rolling by. Memories of Alpine Days scroll through my mind. The weekends when I was able to break away from my duties at the Washington County Fair and hang out with the Puriri Clan. 

Just behind Grandpa and Grandma's house there's a waterfall. The rocks are slick and the pond is deep. This Alpine Slide holds a place in our hearts. It's where the kids cool off. It's where they dive into the water with the bike. (Somewhere on youtube there is video of this) It's where we build memories.

When I wasn't able to attend Alpine Days I was at the Washington County Fair working a booth or holding down the gate as we filled the Demolition Derby stands with crowds and crowds of people. While I was there Ra was on the road assisting my Red Rock Rotary club with parking duties. Hamilton remembers riding the rides and eating hot dogs and going where only the "workers" get to go. (Yes fair board members and their families get preferential treatment.) 

But everything was different this year. The second weekend of August 2011 will hold different memories for us. This is where we realize that nothing in the world is more important than family. The Washington County Fair, Alpine Days - if you can't be there with your family then why would you want to be there at all. 

Flagstaff - weekend #3. We arrived late Thursday night and found Ammon and Hamilton at home in the Sanctuary House. Ammon had been discharge from the hospital on Wednesday, much to his delight. He was home on a portable wound vac but at least he was home. 

The wound vac continues to work miracles on Ammon's wounds. The dressing is changed every other day. This is a painful experience. The change requires constant contact to his wounds. Ammon understands what is happening and is stalwart in his effort to endure the pain. I sit at his side and wish for a way to transfuse the pain from Ammon. Once again I am reminded of my Father in Heaven and the pain He must experience as he watches his children suffer the pains of this life. I commit to being a better child simply because I understand how it feels to sit at the side of my son knowing that he suffers and there is nothing I can do to take the pain away.

Back at the house we enjoy the company of each other. Ammon finds joy in the smallest of things including meals prepared by his mother. Hospital food was not contributing to Ammon's weight gain so that will be my job over the next few months. Not that it hasn't been my job for nearly nineteen years but now the light shines differently on every little thing. 

Ammon speaks more detail of his accident. The helicopter couldn't find them on the lake. They waited and waited and kept contact by cell phone. Jim finally decided to shoot off a flare. Ammon lay on the deck of the boat and Jim was in his view, "Jim get out of the way. Move so I can see." We laugh at this. Ammon is near death but he wants to see the flare go off. Apparently he'd never seen the excitement of a flare going off in a distressed situation and he realized now was the chance.

We decide to see what's going on in town. There's a movie in the square and there are lots and lots of people. We walk over to the candy store for a treat. A few weeks ago Ra and the boys went into the candy store and asked the owner where they could get a good smoothy. They explained Ammon in the hospital. The owner was saddened by the story and gave them a bag of candy for Ammon. On this Friday night the candy store is crowded with people but the owner recognizes Ra instantly and then sees Ammon. She leaves her post behind the counter and comes out to talk to us. We realize that this accident has an impact on so many people. The candy store, the medical professionals, friends back home, family all over the world - we feel the love of God and see by the light of Christ. These qualities exist in all of us and seem to be enhanced when even one of us suffers. 

We all come from the same place and we all feel the pain of each other. I'm not sure we completely comprehend this eternal concept. I have experienced it in this circumstance and feel humbled and enlightened because of it. 

Saturday on the Sanctuary compound. The boys from next door came over. We shared our lunch and played some basketball. Later in evening dinner and more basketball. 

Sitting outside under the apple tree typing this post.  The life flight helicopter flies over. I think I will never look at that helicopter the way I used to. When I see it I realize that my son went for his first helicopter ride on a stretcher

We had planned to be apart this weekend - some of us in Alpine, some of us at the fair. But here we are instead. Summer 2011 at The Sanctuary House in Flagstaff, Arizona. It wasn't in the plans but it is happening. We chose to use our energy focused on the positives and looking towards a future that will be different than we expected. Life is full of unknowns. It is best to take it as it comes and make the best of the ride.

Helping dad install the dryer at The Sanctuary House

Using Ammon's crutches to get around on the long board.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Ammon is good so far today. He has an antibiotic at 3:00 P.M. and then we get to leave with a Day Pass. We can be gone for as long as 8 hours, cause that is when his next antibiotic is. He also got all cleaned up! Thanks for all of the love and prayers!

We heard great news today before we went away. A social worker came in and told us that Ammon can go back to where we are staying on Wednesday after his VAC change that day! If now Wednesday, we can for sure on Friday i believe! So that is great!

We just got back from Ammon's day pass today. We drove around for a while, and then went to the mall. Then we went to Walmart, and Ammon and I got in those mechanical chairs and were drifting between aisles and so forth. After that we went to Dairy Queen! We went back to where we are staying and ate and took a little nap. Ammon is now back at the Hospital about to get his antibiotic . . .

Ridin' free and easy.

Monday, August 8, 2011

When I left Ammon's room on Saturday night he said "they never let me sleep in so come back early." I arrived at 9am. He was sleeping. I made a bit of noise and he just kept sleeping. He moved so I asked him some questions. He just kept sleeping. The nurse came in to hook up his IV. He slept through it. I think yesterday wore him out.

Ra and Hamilton arrived around 11. We left Hamilton there and went off to run a couple of errands. When we came back Ammon was awake. He had eaten breakfast and lunch and was ready to go for a walk. We went as far as the main entrance set up camp and played cards.

It was getting late on this Sunday afternoon and we needed to head home. But who can travel on an empty stomach? Of course we had to eat first. We made another picnic and ate it on the cafeteria patio.

There's just something heart wrenching about leaving your son in a hospital, getting in a car and driving 5 hours in a direction that is away from him.

The healing process commands our patience so we wait and wait. Ammon will experience the pain of the wound vac change every other day for the next week and then we are hoping for the skin graft process to begin. Ammon's goal is to be home for his 19th birthday on August 22.

Our main concern will continue to be the peroneal nerve. We all pray for a miraculous healing process.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Saturday morning Ra and I were sitting outside the main entrance when a rusty old toyota truck drove up. We glance over and notice it was Ammon's neurosurgeon, John Durham (but everyone calls him Bull). The nurses told us he was a real down-to-earth kind of guy. He loves the outdoors. For summer vacation he gets on a junket and cooks for the sailors. Dr. Durham's "mountain man" personality was confirmed when he pulled up in that truck hopped out and walked toward us. He was dressed in jeans and a T-shirt, his curly gray locks adorning his head. "hey I've got a couple days off but I'm coming in to check on your son. How's he doing this morning?"

Ammon was scheduled for a dressing change at 10am. I walked in a little late. His wound was exposed. Dr. Durham looked my direction as the door opened, "it's your mom", he said to Ammon. "Mom you're supposed to knock first." By that time I had seen the open wound. I guess some might've passed out or shrieked in some sort of fashion but I just looked at it and said, "I thought it would be worse." I walked into and across the room and could see that Ammon was cringing in pain. I dropped all my stuff, walked to his side and held his hand. Tears of pain trickled down his cheek as he lay there enduring the agony. The process was difficult. This will happen every other day for a while.

There are experiences in life that fill our souls with joy and remind us of that which we love most. Ammon has been given that opportunity. He's been asking for days, "when can I leave the hospital" and the answer was never good enough for Ammon. After his horrible experience with surgery #4 and then having the dressing on his wound changed this morning we all knew he needed a break. Dr Durham understands a longing for the outdoors so he granted the request. WE WERE OUT ON A DAY PASS!

First stop was The Sanctuary House. We ate lunch under the shade of the apple tree and kicked back for a while. Uncle Paul showed up baring gifts from Hawaii and Canada. We like it when Uncle Paul visits. He lives in Gilbert, about a 2 and a half hour drive from Flagstaff. He's a flight attendant for USAIR so he picks up little things for us every once and a while.

Rakai got bored and said, "let's for for a drive." There's mountains all around and he had been doing some online research. He wanted to go to the top. We filled the cooler with snacks and water, loaded up the cars and off we went.

The kids were in one car while Ra, Paul, Carly and I were in the other. How did that work? The sensible ones in one car, the crazy ones in the other. The road turned from asphalt to dirt then all too soon we were off roading on a treacherous rocky road. The sensible ones kept honking the horn. They would send Hamilton to talk to us, "he's okay mom. He said it doesn't hurt that much. Let's just keep going." Paul was monitoring the altitude on his fancy dancy watch 6 thousand, 7 thousand, 8 thousand feet. Rockier and rockier the road became, more and more worried were the sensible ones. At 8,300 feet we ran into a lady who was running down the road. "There's a meadow just around the bend. It's really beautiful." We kept going and...we made it. Ammon wanted to go to the top. Pictures speak the immeasurable beauty of what we saw from the top. It was SPECTACULAR!

Ammon's bewitching moment was 7:45pm. A quick glance at the fancy watch and we realized we had one hour to make it back. Oh...I forgot to mention that only one car was able to make it to the top so we all piled in and headed down to meet the other car that was parked on the side of the treacherous road. Lots of bumps and jerks and moans and groans later and we were separated back into the two cars.

The nurses were pleasantly surprised to see that Ammon was returning right on time. Not even one minute late. Yah...we did that cause we want them to give him more and more day passes.

On this Saturday and after lots of pain and cabin fever, Ammon saw the sky again. Lots and lots of sky. Mountains, rocks, wildflowers, forest - the great outdoors. It's right where he belongs.

Welcome home tunnel

The beautiful meadow.

Family - except Isaac and Karamea and MIA. Well not really. we know where they are and we miss them.

Hamilton and Ammon taking in the view.

Just leave me here and come back and get me in 3 weeks.

One section of the treacherous road.

Friday, August 5, 2011


This post begins with a BIG thank you to Rakai and Carly for staying the night with Ammon. I wanted to stay through the night with Ammon but it had already been a very difficult day. That's enough about yesterday because today was a happy day.

We arrived this morning with a determination to lift his spirits. The list of things to do included an outside field trip, a shower and conversation with hospital personnel to see when we can break Ammon out of this place. Not that it's a bad's just that a hospital is no place for a healthy, active young man.

Our roadside rescue started with a hello from Leo. Ammon wanted to "crutch it" to the main entrance and he did while the physical therapist (Shannon) walked next to him. It was a long walk and maybe a little bit too much too soon. I sat on the bench across from him. His face was white as a ghost. I told him he looked like one of those creepy dead people in the movies. But soon the color returned to his face. He was happy to see his dog.

The front entrance to the hospital is a really busy place. Noisy cars and trucks, people coming and going. Shannon said we could take him for a walk as long as he stayed in the wheel chair. She gave us an hour and off we went. First down to stand under the skybridge instead of in the sky bridge. Then Rakai suggested we walk back up and find a patch of grass under a tree. The road to one side, the parking lot to the other but that didn't matter. He was outside. Rakai pulled the car over and turned on the tunes. We listened to Ammon explain his helicopter journey.

Ammon looked out through the wind and watched the blades move around.  Everything happened in slow motion on this first helicopter ride. A result of low blood pressure I suppose. He said he didn't feel the pain until he was pulled from the helicopter and then it was a pain that cannot be explained in words. He yelled at the medical team working on him, "MAKE IT STOP." Then he said, "I've been thinking a lot about Jesus and the pain he suffered. I feel bad for Him. People don't understand the pain he felt, except maybe James. I'm just one person. There's all the other people in this hospital and then people all over the world. They all have pain. Pain He suffered. You can't understand His pain until you've experienced extreme pain yourself."

The clock was ticking down and we needed to get Ammon back inside. Later on in the day the shower happened and then later on after that we did an evening picnic complete with homemade hamburgers, thanks again to Rakai. Yes we did have that conversation with the social workers. No conclusive answer yet. Maybe he'll break free on Monday. For now we are here and he is waiting for my computer so he can skype a few friends after we leave.

Today was a good day and here's the pictures to prove it.

Run Rakai Run - take me away from this place.

Roadside - kind of a peculiar place to kick back.

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Evening picnic thanks to Rakai.

Okay - get in the car and let's get out of here!

I want to sleep on my stomach.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Peroneal Nerve Repair

Ammon sleeps in the bed five feet away from me - I am where I should be.

We arrived an hour before surgery number four. Reggae lullabies played on Pandora while Hamilton and Ammon napped. The surprise return of Carly brought a smile to his face. We talked and laughed for a bit and then it was time to go to pre-op. This would be the final repair surgery to prevent foot drop. His spirits were up. He was happy and talking about trying to break free of the hospital scene this weekend. And then the surgery happened...oh and Taylor (Ammon's girlfriend) left.

It was a difficult surgery. It only took an hour but the anesthesia, the meds, the pain, the hospital, it's all getting to him. Life is full of ups and downs and today is a down day.

We calmed him down with lavender oil and reflexology. He slept for a bit. Now he's up and asking where everyone is. The boys are in the hall playing cards. Hopefully they are not disturbing other patients. The nurses don't seem to mind so I guess its okay. Rakai and Carly will be spending the night.

The peroneal nerve was sliced in several places. I'm not a doctor so I cannot explain in medical terms but basically the surgeon, Dr. Durham, installed a connector. We are hoping the nerve will repair itself and reconnect and that it will work again. If it does not then Ammon will struggle to lift his foot. If it does then Ammon will be out on Lake Powell again next summer.

This is generally the luck of the draw. Sometimes it works...sometimes it doesn't. We will pray and hope for the best. Once Ammon is well enough I'm sure he'll be doing some research and working to make his leg function normally.

GOOD NEWS! The bed is taller than Ammon! Just before the surgery they asked him how tall he was. He told them 6'3". He added an inch. And now the bed is taller than Ammon and we don't need to use caution tape anymore.

It's nearly midnight. We are here. Sitting in the dark. Whispering to each other and trying to keep Ammon calm. I am exhausted. Rakai, Carly and I made a quick stop at the bridge today before heading across the reservation. Carly said, "the river is really green." Ummm Carly, that's why it's called the Green River.

Goodnight all. We hope tomorrow will be a better day.


I left Ammon in the Step Down Unit of the Flagstaff Medical Center what seems like an eternity ago. Back in St. George curious, concerned friends and acquaintances inquire of his well being. It is with delight that I tell the story over and over again. 

My journey began just seven days ago with a tragic boating accident and a late night phone call. It was Ammon's picture on my cell phone. I said, "Hello Ammon." An unfamiliar voice replied, "This is not Ammon. This is Matt. I am with your son at the Flagstaff Medical Center." The words a mother never wants to hear. 

Matt proceeded to explain the situation. Ammon was run over by a boat. His lower right leg was severely injured and he was at the Flagstaff Medical Center being prepped for surgery. Doctors had been called in and would be working to save his leg. "Do you understand? Do you have any questions?"

Only his lower right leg? Were there any other injuries? Who is with him? How long will the surgery last? We are LDS. Is there someone who can give him a blessing? 

Matt was LDS and could give him a blessing. He would ask the helicopter pilot to assist. Words sweet as honey to a mother who is miles away from her distressed son. He was alone in a world where he did not belong.

Twenty minutes later a member of the team who had been working on him was calling. Further explanation didn't give us much hope but we hoped none-the-less. A loss of 2 and a half quarts of blood. Worst case scenario, "he will lose his leg." Best case scenario, "he'll have a leg but we don't know if it will work." Ammon was being rushed into surgery. The process would take three hours. One of the doctors would be calling to give you their report.

Ra and Asa packed and were on the road in less than 30 minutes. Hamilton and I were left to wait and wonder. 

i am numb 
transport me to flagstaff
let me be by his side
calling all angels
texting all contacts
emailing family
facebooking friends
everyone pray for my son

It's 2am when the ring of my phone tells me the surgery is over. I anxiously answer. Your son has a very serious injury. We were barely able to save his leg. He'll be in recovery for an hour. Is someone on their way? The rest of the story is contained in the posts below. 

Seven days later we are in awe at the miraculous events of the past week. Ministering angels protecting Ammon from the greatest dangers. Prayers and well wishes. Goodness and light comes from every direction when tragedy occurs. It is the light of Christ that exists in each of us illuminating the path of compassion. This is the energy that feeds the healing process.

With every surgery the doctors are impressed by the speedy recovery Ammon is experiencing. Today he had a changing of the leg set up and tomorrow he will experience surgery number four to repair his foot. Ammon says he is leaving the hospital on Saturday, "NO MATTER WHAT." We are blessed to have The Sanctuary House where he can rest until the plastic surgery process begins.

Time to pack for my second weekend in Flagstaff. We'll spend the weekend together in our Sanctuary Home. Please continue to pray that the repair process goes well and that Ammon regains full mobility of his foot and leg.

Love to you all,

Monday, August 1, 2011

Karamea left Flagstaff on Saturday afternoon and left blog posting to me. Today is Monday. I'm a little behind. It's late but I promised a new post so we'll see how this goes.

We took Karamea to the airport during "quiet time" at the hospital. But quiet time didn't turn out to be so quiet for Ammon. When we returned to the hospital he had been moved to a place called Step Down and he had a roommate. We couldn't all fit in the room at the same time and we had to be that even possible?

The Scovilles up north checked in around 6:00pm so we did the skype thing for a bit. Ammon talked to Grandpa and Grandma Scoville and saw some of his Aunts, Uncles and cousins. I don't know what they were saying cause he had his earbuds in so as not to disturb his roommate.

We left for a bit and when we came back we learned that the nurse had walked into Ammon's foot a few times. Ammon is too tall for his bed. We talked to the head nurse on duty and she decided to move him to a room all by himself. That meant I could stay the night with him. I pulled up the recliner, got my blanket and we fell asleep. He woke up a couple of times and needed his back rubbed. Laying in bed for too long is painful.

Sunday! The highlight was going outside! I don't think I've ever seen him smile in such a pleasing sort of way. He was so happy to be outside and breath in the fresh air. It started to rain so we ended up back at the skybridge. He fell asleep but we stayed there until 2:00. We got back to his room and squeezed by everything to get him back into bed. The rooms are really tight, especially for 6'2".

Aside from being able to go outside it was a difficult day. He was missing Kaden's farewell and part of his family was leaving. I decided to stay while the boys went to get food. He rested while I wrote in his book and took a few photos.

A mother never wants to leave her children behind and that is exactly what I had to do. I told Ammon it was time for us to go and tears welled in his eyes as he said, "you're leaving?" My heart broke into a million pieces as I stood in the corner and wept. I told him I would go home and fix up a special room for him. He said, "I don't want a special room. I just want my bed." I picked up the pieces of my heart. Kissed him goodbye and walked away. Hamilton was waiting in the hall. I sent him back in so Ammon wouldn't be laying there all alone. This was a very sad moment. #3 went well. Hamilton choose sitting at his brothers bedside over the Park City soccer tournament. This was his report -

Ammon is good so far today. He got a all cleaned up, and got a massage on his back where it was hurting. He just went in for his 3rd surgery. They said he will have another one on Thursday, and we'll see from there! Thanks for all your love, prayers, and best wishes!

Ammon has came out of his surgery. He is now in recovery. They said his surgery went great! His cuts are getting smaller and smaller. They said he is doing a lot better then they thought. His next surgery they will mostly be focusing on the foot.

Ra says the surgeons are enamored by him. His upbeat, charismatic personality are a joy to be around. Today there were 5 surgeons working to do some vascular work on his leg. And now I am falling asleep. I'll try and type more tomorrow.