Friday, March 19, 2010

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Simple Tasks ...


I saw my son Ronin perform a couple of tasks today that most of use take for granted: spearing a chunk of pumpkin with a fork and getting it into his mouth - taking a three minute walk - picking up a water bottle and downing a couple of gulps; simple actions, that only four days ago, would have seemed unachievable. Ronin has a tough three or four months ahead of him - but by all accounts he will make a full recovery. He will be in hospital for another month, and if all goes well, he'll then come home for a few more months of rehab and recovery. When he can walk a kilometre and is feeling strong, he'll need one more operation to repair his small intestine. Time will move slowly for him - and more quickly for us, who have other things on our respective plates. The road will be long - but the way will be forward. Each day is very different form the next.

Thanks again to all those wonderful people who have, through this blog or via e-mails and phone calls, have lent us their support. Ronin has all of his cognitive faculties; understands fully what has happened to him - and is reading the messages that are pouring in. They REALLY help!
best wishes all
JBW

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David Meyer 5:53 pm

Go Ronin!

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chris mitch 6:21 pm

Yes sir john that is some real good news il send you some pepper dews to celebrate
Big chris ground control

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Hi Chris - great to hear from you. I miss your beautiful pepper jews - I hope to see you when I am over next. I have asked about you the last two times I have been there. Stay well my friend

JBW

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Adam Rorke 7:06 pm

Hi John,

This is a wonderful update, and it pleases me to hear that Ronin is expected to make a full recovery. The thoughts of myself and the ACT crew are with you, Ronin and your family.

- Adam

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Fantastic news John.

Please send our best wishes to Ronin from myself and everyone in the UK Complete Self Protection group.

Hopefully we'll still see you in April - but fully understand if your plans have now changed

Al

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Kenneth Fjeld 8:50 pm

Hi John, I have just returned from a holiday in Florida and was shocked to read about the tragic incident that has struck your son, you and your family. I am so glad to hear that he is making progress! Please give him all our warmest wishes and support from Norway and tell him to stay strong. All our prayers and thoughts now go to Ronin and his supporting family. Kenneth

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Fantastic news John :)

Keep it up Ronin! :)

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Andrew 7:13 am

So glad to hear Ronin is going to make a full recovery. I know everyone in Christchurch will be relieved to hear he's going to be OK.

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Good to see such positive news am so glad he is going to make a full recovery!

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Bob Burns 3:55 pm

Ɓwesome news.So pleased for Ronin and for the whole family.
Very best regards, Bob and Rachel.

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Anonymous 5:25 pm

That's fantastic to hear he's progressing.. Awesome! Michael J

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Anonymous 11:10 pm

You must be very proud John, it's a huge heart that battles in your son.
I am glad to read that Ronin has made a remarkable recovery and the worst is behind him.

Adam Metcalf - W.A. boys

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Travis Browne 9:33 am

Thats great news

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Dear John,

I'm so happy to hear Ronin is recovering well and I hope you both stay strong and positive!

Daniel Y

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