On Tuesday, Casey was admitted to Abbott Northwestern after falling and breaking his right hip while walking in his loft. Later that day he had surgery to insert 2 pins into his hip. The next few days were spent in the hospital recovering.
The doctors say Casey cannot put any weight on that hip or use his prosthetic leg for 4 -6 weeks. He will need to focus on his hip recovery during this time, which means that his chemotherapy needs to be put on hold until his hip is better.
For the next few weeks, Casey will be staying at Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Center, which is an in-patient rehabilitation facility located in Abbott Northwestern Hospital. There, he will be will be doing therapy for 3 hours every day, Mondays – Saturdays. The staff there will be helping Casey to recover from the hip fracture, work on his speech therapy, and learn how to cope with many of the new challenges that face him. He will also continue hyperbaric oxygen therapy each morning.
The next few weeks in therapy are going to be incredibly challenging for Casey. Your continued support through outreach, thoughts and prayers are always hugely beneficial to Casey.