Insult to Injury (or vise versa?)

Posted by Family on March 6th, 2011

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.

13 Responses to “Insult to Injury (or vise versa?)”

  1. Sorry to hear about that. That chemo will be waiting in 6 weeks..he’ll be back in no time.
    I don’t think my wife has been on chemo 1st.
    Her WBC never got right…avastin has been good though.
    Hang in there Casey!

  2. Laura & gang

    Healing thoughts to you Casey!! You can do it!!

  3. Lucy Furey

    Dear Casey -
    If there is anyone who can come through this, it’s you! Hang in there and know we’re all rooting for you – praying for you and loving you all the way!


  4. Teresa & Todd

    We love you Casey !!!

  5. Sam, Niki, Miley, Macy

    We love you Casey!!! Sending lots of love and prayers your way!!

  6. Cousin Ann

    ok, Casy, usually you are the one with the jokes & puns, but the phrase ‘can’t catch a break’ comes to mind here….it’s not meant to be taken literally! Continued prayers from your Glenwood connections – fast healing & strength for the jouney.

  7. Good luck Casey! Sounds like a grueling couple of weeks ahead, but I know you’ll pull through. In fact, you *are* pulling through. Right now. I know it. ‘Cuz that’s just how you roll. Love & hugs from the west coast!


  8. Erik and Jen

    Best of luck, Casey. We’re hoping your recovery is quick and goes as smoothly as possible.

  9. Teresa & Todd

    We love you Casey……

  10. Am thinking about you and sending love your way. We miss you SOOOOO much! HUGS!

  11. I’ve been off line and just read about this … I’m so sorry to hear of these challenges. Casey is special to me and I wish things were easier for all of you. I wish there was something I could do … if there is, please let me know.

  12. Casey Honey,
    I have a lot of thoughts and feelings swirling around about everything you are going through. But the main thing I want you to know is that I think you’re the awesomest. You’re also the strongest and most positive person I know. Keep kicking ass, my dear.

    Love and hugs,

  13. Scott Johnson

    Hey Casey
    I just am finding this out.
    I am hoping all the best for you
    Its been so long since we have hung out
    But id love to
    Your friend
    PS are you taking visitors at the hospital?
    612 239 862 is my cell