Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bones, Babies and Bombay Grill

We have not yet had the great unveiling of Seth's right leg and the Taylor spatial frame, but here is a peek. When his skin grafts have healed more completely, the rest of his leg will be unwrapped.

The biggest milestone of the day was that he was officially moved from the care of the trauma team to the rehabilitation team. (Sigh of relief).

It is very difficult for Seth or me to feel sorry for ourselves here because we are surrounded by so many people going through the same things--or worse, unfortunately. Today a buddy from Seth's company stopped by--Griffin Fitzgerald, with his wife, Tracy, and their three-week-old baby, Brooklyn. Griffin was injured April 12. He lost his right leg above the knee and had a finger reattached on his right hand. Tracy went through what I have for the past two months while pregnant and then, of course, with a new baby. I am constantly amazed by people.

Griffin gave Seth all sorts of advice. We discussed which is preferable--to have people ask about the prosthetic or ignore it. He said both take getting used to, but he probably prefers being asked and has a list of great stories to tell how he lost it, including having it bit off by a shark--which really did happen to a Marine here, so I it's OK to borrow it.

Many people have asked what they could do for us. Seth gave me an answer today. He said, "Keep Bombay Grill in business! If it's gone when I get back, I'm going to be so bummed!" So there you have it. You can consider going out to dinner at an excellent locally owned restaurant an act of service for a wounded soldier. It doesn't get much better than that.


  1. Congrats on the move to the Rehab team! That's a great milestone!

  2. Kids will ask a lot of questions. Or just stare.

    I tell people I lost my hand to a crocodile.

  3. We love Bombay Grill! We'll do our part to keep it open for you!
    Michelle C