Bruce Hinds, President of Washington SPA furnishes regular updates in regards to the health status of Jim Poel, a retired airline captain who recently got badly hurt in the crash of one of aviation’s oldest flying machines. I do hope his recovery and healing keeps on improving and Jim will soon be busy reading and smiling about a bunch of get well soon cards!
Cards can be sent to:
Jim Poel, Patient
c/o Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Ave
Rochester, NY 14642
Here the promised update from Lovada, Jim’s wife.
Hi Everyone,You just keep us going with all the good wishes.Today was okay. They decided to start backing him off the paralytic today. Big surprise. They weren’t going to do it this soon. Good surprise. It will be replaced with plenty of sedation and pain relievers. So as I said yesterday, the only difference will be he can move. I won’t be having a conversation with him anytime soon. But that’s okay. I talk to him a lot. Some people believe in it, some don’t. Doesn’t matter. They do say he won’t remember any of it. Maybe, maybe not. I’d just rather talk to him than about him. And if they’re so sure he doesn’t hear a word of it, how come they tell him whatever procedure they’re performing? That’s not for me. I’m sitting there. So. . .Today was supposed to be a “happy” day. Well, not so much. They took x-rays for an hour which requires turning him. And that’s not so happy for him. But, they gotta do what they gotta do. Don’t really know more than that. They’re just getting him settled down from the last surgery and getting ready for Thursday’s surgery, which is to start repair on him pelvis and maybe even his broken arm. They’re never really sure how far they’ll be able to go.Tomorrow his agenda will contain another cleansing of his wound. Doing all possible to prevent infection.Those who notice these things will see the time I writing this. There was so much activity in his room I thought I’d take the night off. (I mention this for you kind people worried about me) He was pretty peaceful, resting up from all that’s happened. Of course, the paralytic isn’t entirely out of his system yet. But he’s starting to stir.See you tomorrow.Lovada