Well, you’ve probably already read the account of the accident that happened one week ago in Death Valley National Park. This week has been focused on caring for Jay and specifically trying to prevent infection or any other serious consequences. Although our trip is on hold, I still have a few posts to add that will fill in some of the gaps about where we traveled before the accident happened. You’ll be seeing those in the next week as well as getting updates on Jay’s progress. Speaking of Jay’s progress, he seems to be healing normally. A 2nd degree burn is a very painful injury, even when it’s healing, but he is taking the recovery in stride and finding humor even in the most painful moments.
Today is Jay’s birthday, a day we were hoping to spend in Carson City Nevada, with family, skiing. He really appreciates the kind words and support that you all have given us over the last week.
Hours volunteered: 0 (unless you count Sharon’s caring for Jay as informal volunteering, in which case it would be the full week)
States: California, Nevada, Arizona
Budget: Over, serious injuries are expensive!
People Visited: Barbara Grostick
Nights under the stars: 0 — Jay was injured this time last week and we have stayed at a hotel and then Barbara’s house
Best meal: Pecan crusted salmon, roasted veggies and caesar salad that Sharon prepared
Best beer: no beer … Jay can’t drink while he’s on pain meds and Sharon doesn’t want to drink while she’s the primary caregiver. Our last beer was the Boulder Dam Stout which we were toasting with right before the accident happened.