In Hospital

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Vincent here: As some of you may have heard, Steve suffered a head injury yesterday (Friday) evening. Bill Stolte was also injured. I will post updates as I get them and until Steve is able to return to the keyboard. Please respect the difficult time Steve and Trudi are going through, please feel free to contact me directly. 720-301-3003.

The accident: If you are familiar with Topeka’s regular ride, the accident happened while riding in on 2nd street just before the BP gas station “sprint” finish. The speed was high ~30mph. A dog ran into the road and Steve hit it, went over the bars, Sound like Bill was on his wheel and hit Steve. (Incidentally, we don’t know about the dog. It was taken in by its owners.)

Injuries: Steve was unconscious for at least 10min. Bill got really banged up and broke some ribs and has a collapsed lung. Both Steve and Bill were admitted to the hospital.

Friday night Assessment : Steve had a head CT that showed a crack in the skull, a small subarachnoid bleed with a very small (3mm) shift, and some frontal lobe contusions. He was admitted to the ICU overnight for monitoring. He was having a terrible headache and nausea/ vomiting. Bill has a collapsed lung (haven’t gotten the details on the side or severity.)

6:00am Assessment this morning: repeat head CT showed no change. This is good. He’s in a lot of pain, but this is to be expected.

9:30am Update: Update from Neurologist, Star-burst fracture in the back of his skull, evidence of a huge impact. Frontal lobe bruising is bigger than last night, as expected. More scans to come. Staying in ICU for a couple more days. Still very nauseous, vomiting, head ache. The Neurologist said it could be months of recovery and even some time in a rehab facility. Will know more as time passes.

12:00pm Update: Frontal brain contusion (bruise) is worse. Starburst fracture on occiput (back of head)  with continued but stable subarachnoid bleed.  If swelling worsens he may require a craniotomy (hole in the head) to relieve pressure. This is serious friends, recovery may take time, too long for Steve I am sure.

2:00pm Update: Bill is up eating. Has a chest tube to take care of the lung, 4 broken ribs, should be out Monday.

6:00pm Update: Eating some Jello and a saltine, asking questions. Photo below.

11:30pm Update: Neurology check is good. Neck CT looks good but they have not yet cleared his neck. He has had lots of pain through the day 8/10. They just changed the  pain meds and got the neck collar loosened and he is now sleeping.  Labs look good. He will get another head CT in the morning. He seems much more like himself spirit is back, everyone is feeling much more optimistic while aware recovery will take time.
Bill is also doing much better.

Sunday 8:00am Update: Steves condition seems stable. His neurology exam is good he has no problem following order, understanding questions and answers but he is clearly in a fog. Likely he will be transferred to the floor, out of ICU today. He had a CT scan again this morning, it unofficially looks like the swelling us much better. I have added a few photos below.

Sunday 11:00am: This mornings scan looks good no progression with some regression of the lesion. Transferring out of ICU today. Possibly home on Tuesday. Lots of PT /OT / speech therapy. Things to watch for but unlikely : meningitis and hearing loss in right ear. The doctor is assuming a full recovery in 1 year.  A repeat injury would be really bad.

Sunday evening: Steve was transferred to the spine and neuro floor (out of ICU). He got out of bed and showered, has eaten some broth and apple juice, pain is much better. Recognizing everyone, addressing by name, opening eyes when talking. All good signs.

Sunday sermon from his friends: Passing along advice from the doctor, everyone needs to make sure he never rides a bike without a helmet again. Not even just 1 mile to run tucker . There is a condition called second impact syndrome .  This is super important over the next few years. It can occur from a much lower energy head injury and you die from that! Seth says it well here LINK.

Monday Morning: Bill’s update: Bill is doing great, I mean he has a tube in his chest connected to a machine but otherwise great.

Monday Morning, Steve’s update: I have updated the support section. Steve is looking so much better this morning. Been a huge improvement over last night even in the last several hours. He did great with the occupational therapist actually scored 26/30. At 4:30am Steve decided it was time for a shower. He disabled his bed alarm,  rolled his IV stand into the bathroom and took one, he almost got away with it but for the noise from the water. He will not be going home until he can eat and drink without puking everything up . For the last 3 days, he has not kept anything down. Solid foods are not even an option at this time.

Monday Evening: Bill is home and doing well, or as well as you can with 4 broken ribs. Steve is continuing to improve. He is basically clear to go home once he can keep food down. It is getting to that time in recovery where it almost becomes more difficult for family and friends than the patient. There can be many difficult expected and unexpected issues with this type of injury. Probably looking at a 95% recovery in the next 4-8 weeks with the last 5% taking up to a year. The challenge is that the 5% could manifest in strange ways.

Tuesday Morning: New photo below. Morning CT scan is stable, this is good news. Steve slept well last night. He had 2 bites of pizza last night. He has not puked since yesterday morning, which is really good. His headache is still really bad. He is still very impulsive, this is due to the frontal TBI.
It is likely Steve is going home at the end of the day or tomorrow. It is super important that he gets mental rest. I know many of you would like to email, call, stop by. PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS! feel free to continue to leave comments. Frontal TBI causes interesting and unpredictable personality issues.

Tuesday afternoon: Steve is home. See photo of Steve and Tucker below.
It is super important that Steve gets mental rest. I know many of you would like to email, call, stop by. PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS! feel free to continue to leave comments. Frontal TBI causes interesting and unpredictable personality issues.

Wednesday Morning: (New Tucker photo below) Steve is continuing to rest and heal. Mostly Steve is just very very very tired and has a terrible headache. It has been hard for him to get comfortable. Feeling new aches from the crash. His lower back is now sore. He has a pretty deep round wound there. He neck is sore but that is not really new. Right ear feels clogged but it is damaged, he has a crack in his skull behind his ear. if it continues we should see an ENT doc. Eating a bit more and no more vomiting. Have the pill rotation going. No Visiting, Calling, Texting, Emailing… please, Leave comments below.

Tuesday: Starting a new post, see here.

No Visiting, Calling, Texting, Emailing… please (updated Oct 18): Steve’s brain needs rest. If you are local or in some other way are thinking about visiting or contacting (calling, emailing) Steve, please do not!  Free to continue to leave comments. It is super important that he gets mental rest. Frontal TBI causes interesting and unpredictable personality issues. I will update when this changes. Expect this to be in effect until Oct 27 even after he returns home.

Recovery: If you are wondering what recovery from this type of injury might entail, this LINK explains it, although to me it says nothing useful while at the same time reading like a side effect warning for head injuries.

Support: Many of you have reached out asking how you can help out. Friendship, prayers, letters, posts in the comments…. All of these things are great. Trudi will be busy taking care of Steve, there will be opportunities to help but we need to let Trudi worry about Steve and their very close friends will help coordinate other help that may be needed. If you have something specific you would like to do, you can contact me, directly helptilford@vincentdavis.net or 720-301-3003. Many have also offered financial assistance. At this time this is greatly appreciated and humbling, but not necessary. If there comes a time it is necessary, we ensure everyone has an opportunity to help.

Thanks to the wonderful staff at Stormont-Vail

Point of acknowledgment: My wife is making me say this, I do what she says 😉 Steve was not wearing a helmet. He may be pissed at us for posting this when he’s all better, but seriously, wear your helmets. We don’t know if it will change his decisions in the future, but please let it change yours.  And please don’t focus on this point in the comments. Could’ve, would’ve, should’ve, but we just want Steve and Bill better.

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Getting a CT scan

Getting a CT scan

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Getting a hair washing

 

All cleaned up

All cleaned up

Stacie has been a great help and friend the last couple days.

Stacie has been a great help and friend the last couple days.

Tuesday Morning

Tuesday Morning

Home again with Tucker

Home again with Tucker

Loyal Tucker

Loyal Tucker

346 thoughts on “In Hospital

  1. Matthew Hecht

    Steve, I haven’t seen you for 33 years now, I think, but have always appreciated hearing news that Lennard has passed on… even this tough news. I just want to send strength and good wishes as you work your way through recovery from these injuries.

    yours always, –Matthew Hecht

     
  2. Ronbo

    Sorry this happened, sending vibes for a full recovery, and strength for you and uour loved ones.

     
  3. Brian Gibbs

    Steve,
    Stay strong and get better. We are all pulling for you. Posted and God speed!

    Brian

     
  4. Cody Wilson

    Steve, when I think of the most badass rider I’ve seen you immediately come to mind! You’ve got it in yourself to recover from this!

     
  5. DWF

    Steve sorry to here about your accident. I really enjoy reading your blog over the years . I know you will be back . You always recover . Please Listen to your Family & Friends with the time table.

    Prayers for your recovery.

     
  6. JoeV

    Wow. Lots of names from the past showing up in the comments. I’m waiting to see Jerome G’s name soon!
    Lots of friends, new and old, Steve wishing you get well soon. Very cool.

     
  7. Ruud van Dijk

    Best of luck for the recovery. Take it slow, and don’t take chances. About ten years ago we in Milwaukee lost a friend and teammate to a repeat head injury. He was wearing a helmet both times. No two cases are the same, but it sounds like this is something you don’t want to underestimate under any circumstances!

     
  8. Chad Devall

    Holy crap, thats sounds sketchy…..i’m hoping for a fast and full recovery for you and Bill !

     
  9. Mark Winkelman

    Thanks for keeping us updated, Vincent. We’re all hoping for the best. His progress is encouraging.

     
  10. numbnuts

    God bless man, prayers for you for a healthy and quick recovery…
    life is precious.

    Get well soon. Hopefully we see and hear you are back out riding again soon.

     
  11. Doug Long

    Steve,
    Just heard about the crash this weekend at the cross race in Lawrence. Everyone there was asking about your status and wishing you a speedy recovery. Same for Bill. Thanks Vince for the updates and please continue to keep us posted.

     
  12. Chris Kimmett

    Deeply saddened to hear this. Steve, I’m wishing you and Bill rapid recoveries. Please take care of yourselves.

     
      1. The Cyclist

        OMG! I guess we’re all fuckd then. Is this why I feel the way I feel. Thanks for shining a light, mate…

         
  13. david ferguson

    Steve sorry to here about your accident. I really enjoy reading your blog over the years .Stay strong and I’ll be praying for you. Fergybikes

     
  14. J. Marvin Campbell

    Hey Steve! We met at the Wanky Awards last year. Just wanted you to know Clan Campbell is thinking about you and sending positive vibrations your way. I totaled a Toyota Yaris last 12/15 when he center-punched me from the back during our local New Pier Ride. Broke that helmet for sure. I went and got another one just like it! Be good. Be well. Heal up quick. We will beer you next time you come out!

     
  15. Cris C

    Steve sounds like you are getting great care. Trudy make sure to get some rest. We are all wanting you to get well soon.

     
  16. Eric

    Vincent – thank you for the updates. We have read about you in many of Steve’s posts and now it is reassuring to “hear” your calm and intelligent voice as a surrogate for Steve. I am certain this community of Steve supporters is thankful for your faithful dedication to seeing Steve though this process. All my best to you and Steve.

    Eric

     
  17. Kevin Burnett

    Damn … Really sorry to hear this and I hope your recovery goes well and you are back on the bike soon.

     
  18. Rich

    Heal up quickly Steve. I’ve been lucky enough to meet you a couple of times over the years and always loved reading your blog. Like everyone has said, get well soon.

     
  19. Kevin Hines

    Hope your recovery goes well. I always enjoyed racing against you at Nationals.
    Thanks for the update Vincent and keep us posted and let me know if anything is needed.

     
  20. Gavin Chilcott

    Thank you for the updates.

    I was saddened by the news of the crash, and hoping for a complete recovery for Steve and Bill, and as fast as can be hoped for. Tough, fit people beat the averages, so I’m optimistic.

    – Gavin

     
  21. joriverdog

    Steve…don’t push it when you get up and out of the hospital…I have been through what you are going through…1982! I am ok now…but I was 32 yrs then…it is different now that you are past 50…please take you time. You have a lot to give yet to younger riders…this maybe a blessing in disguise…time will tell

     
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  23. Paula colestock

    Steve and Bill, my thoughts and prayers are with you! Recovering from a brain injury is lonely. The less he thinks and has to process information, the faster he will heal. That means no tv, no reading, dim lighting (closing all shades during daytime), limited chatting, lots of sleep. Also, no alcohol for as long as he is having any symptoms. There are very few doctors and clinics that know everything about brain recovery. Mostly because each injury and the recovery is very different. Hennepin county medical center traumatic brain injury clinic is a great resource. I know exactly what you mean when you said the recovery link seemed just like common sense. It’s hard to understand a brain injury but the most important thing to remember and remind him is to rest in a quiet room if he feels ANY symptom. Doing so will help recovery move forward! Pushing thru a symptom may bring him back to square one.

     
    1. Todd

      That is exactly what I was thinking. No legitimate group ride around my parts would even allow you to ride. Guess this guy was such a “legend”, he could do what he wants. Well prayers to him but it is like the “organ donors” on motorcycles without helmets. It is not “if you are going to crash but when you are going to crash”. Every time I see someone without a helmet I think of their family……because they are the ones going to have to take care of these morons after they crash…sometimes for years.

       
      1. Matt

        I read Steve’s blog every day and wishing him a quick recovery along with many prayers. However, I hope he uses this experience to preach from the mountain top how idiotic it is to not wear a helmet, ever. There is no way any group ride we do would allow even the most accomplished pro to not wear a helmet given no one wants to deal with the ramifications of having to scrape someone’s head off the pavement, thus wrecking a perfectly fun and fast weekend ride. Get better Steve and become a disciple of the helmet from this point out.

         
      2. Todd

        You all ten who dislike my statement…Hope you never crash and your family has to take care of your dumb asses for not wearing a helmet. Hopefully next time shows up at your group ride without a helmet….YOU REFUSE TO RIDE WITH THEM!!!!

         
    2. Jpete

      Hey guys, I get your angst about the helmet issue, how about you shelve it until there’s a more appropriate time to discuss it. Or take your message elsewhere. Really no need to salt wounds or make a point. It can wait. Really. No one is in a place for criticism at this point.

       
  24. Todd

    Prayers to this guys family…who is going to take care of this “legend” for the next year plus because he was too cool to wear a helmet. Good job “legend”.

     
      1. Vincent Post author

        If you create an account you will not need to continue to prove you are a human with intellect. The math keeps dumb computers from spamming the comments.

         
  25. KrakatoaEastofJava

    Suggestion: To help reduce Steve’s temptation to hop on a bike when he gets home, take every wheel away for a while.

    Get better Steve! Please take it easy, ok? Let people help you!

     
    1. Todd

      Why do you “hate to say it”?? If more people refused to ride with people not wearing helmets this guys family would not have to go through the hardship they are going to incur over the next year(s). A helmet saved me from a fate such as this when I was a junior and possibly saved my life. There is simply no excuse for not wearing a helmet. SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS!!!! NO HELMET NO RIDE!!!

       
      1. Kazi Rekab

        First and foremost, Bill and Steve here is wishing the two of you guys a speedy recovery!!

        Todd, we get it…People should wear helmets. Blah, blah ,blah

        Does your dumb ass drive your car screaming at people to buckle up, or sneak into peoples houses and tell them to put down those foot traction stickers in their bathtubs to prevent slip and fall injuries??

        Simple fact…If Steve didn’t or doesn’t want to wear a helmet…His choice. Do I agree with it? No, but who am I to say.

         
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  27. T Sturgis

    Tilly and Bill,

    Hard news. Road at a training camp in 86 in Florida with Steve (Schwinn/Wheaties days) Steve road a few days with the Schwann Wolverine training camp guys. Gave some great advice when I was starting out. Hope Steve, Bill and your families the best and a speedy recovery.

     
  28. Larry & Tammy

    We are so sorry to hear about your accident. You’re in our thoughts and prayers as you improve day by day!

     
  29. sparkster

    Best of luck on your recovery! Take your time and be sensible about what’s next. Watched you race at the Clear Lake BBQ’s Blues. MY thoughts are with you

     
  30. Jay Ulloa

    Keep it up Steve and Bill, I always admired your stength and tenacious spirit. You probably don’t remember me but I met you a long time ago in the late 80’s or early 90 when I started racing XC out of Omaha. Stay strong and thank your wife.

     
  31. Joanne Bauman

    Thanks for continued updates. Following. Yes, please do not try and visit/call the family, especially Steve, will need private time and rest. The brain needs rest and sleep to heal. Too much noise and activity is difficult and stress provoking when persons have brain trauma.

     
  32. Jake Bwoy

    Always hate hearing bad news, but I wanted to say that I wish you both a speedy recovery…and that you get your health and strength back…blessings to you and your loved ones

     
  33. JohnR

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I’m looking forward to the return of your running commentary on the state of cycling.

     
  34. Tdd

    Kazi Rekab

    Blah, blah, blah huh? I bet that is what his family is saying a the moment. My Dumb ass does not bother anyone in their own house or their car…..But you bet your ass if they are in my car or are riding with me….they wear a seat belt or helmet.

    Who are you to say? If you ride with him….you have an obligation to judge and not let him ride with you.

    If you really care about someone you try everything you can to prevent such stupid accidents. This guy could be possibly walking around joking about hitting the dog instead of suffering with a TBI.

    Todd, we get it…People should wear helmets. Blah, blah ,blah
    Does your dumb ass drive your car screaming at people to buckle up, or sneak into peoples houses and tell them to put down those foot traction stickers in their bathtubs to prevent slip and fall injuries??
    Simple fact…If Steve didn’t or doesn’t want to wear a helmet…His choice. Do I agree with it? No, but who am I to say.

     
    1. Kazi Rekab

      Sweet picture of Steve and Tucker!!
      Hope the little guy brightens your spirits Steve!!

      Glad to hear Bill is doing good too!!

      “Who are you to say? If you ride with him….you have an obligation to judge and not let him ride with you.”?

      Sheeeeet neeegro, I would be stoked to get to ride with Steve. Once again, if he wants to ride without a helmet…his choice.

      “If you really care about someone you try everything you can to prevent such stupid accidents. This guy could be possibly walking around joking about hitting the dog instead of suffering with a TBI.”

      Life is all about personal choice. There are good choices and bad choices.
      Many choices are selfish and do affect others…

      Should half of society be reproducing? or practicing the act? Hell no, we have enough deplorables as it is.

      Some of the people I see driving are an accident waiting to happen. Should they be driving? probably not. Do I see things that I shake my head at and say WTF?? Sure, the problem is though that is their choice to what they are choosing to do.

      Another thing too is…Life is a fu*ked up thing that you never know when your card gets pulled.

      You could be the Safety Sam guy ( living trying to prevent any and all accidents) and slip in your tube socks on the hardwood floor and crack your cranium turning yourself into a worm hut.

      Just some thoughts Todd. I know we wont agree on the subject.

       
  35. Emacdo

    Someone go to Steve’s house before he gets home and lock up all his bikes….I’m only half joking. TBI-induced impulsiveness is a bear and given Steve’s drive to ride (which, of course is one of the things we love about him) it will be tough to keep him from wandering out to the garage at 0 o’clock thinking it’s time to go riding.

    Continuing wishes for a safe straightforward recovery, and strength to those close to him.

    Erik

     
  36. Anthony Hergert

    Steve,
    We met briefly at BT Epic in 2015. I’ve really enjoyed following your blog and adventures with Tucker. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery. Be patient and listen to your doc and wife…

     
  37. Ian Hurst

    Steve,
    Only met once or twice on rides and u may not remember, as I was way behind you. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. You are a lucky man to have so many people care about you. Stay strong.

     
  38. donkybhoy

    Good to see and that Steve and Bill are at home.

    Well done Vincent on the updates and pics. Thanks.

     
  39. donkybhoy

    Good to see and hear that Steve and Bill are both home.

    Well done Vincent for the updates and pics. Thanks

    **Please delete above comment.

     
  40. Mionske

    I’m sure this will be another example of your amazing recovery powers Tilly! Best of luck in recovery to Bill too.

     
  41. SM

    That is awesome that you have made it home so quickly. Tucker will be a great healing force. Looks like he is quite concerned with your status. Dogs really have a way of knowing what kind of attention you need. Even the most energetic rambunctious dog will be calm and comforting when you need it.

     
  42. Richie Backus

    Thanks for the detailed updates Vincent, they really help us understand what Steve is up against. And Steve and Bill, I’m just glad you’re both alive and sorry you’re having to endure this. Trudi, my thoughts to you, too.

     
  43. Barb

    Just reading up on frontal lobe tbi and subarachnoid bleed, and it sounds very bad and very far reaching in the negative effects. Glad to hear the official prognosis is 95% recovery in the next 4-8 weeks. That made me feel a little better, cause after reading all that stuff, I just felt really sad all over again from the first time of reading about what happened. Hoping for the best, and sending positive thoughts your way Steve. We are all pulling for you.

     
    1. Stacie

      I am not sure where you got that information but it is not accurate. Recovery is multifactoral and there are no natural history studies that document recovery based on size and location of the brain lesion . You may want to post facts within your area of speciality.

       
      1. RGTR

        Stacie, it’s in the original post by someone in your camp, that’s posting it for all of us to read. I guess it bullshit then?

        Question for you: why do you feel the need to bring out the cattie claws just because your the woohoo professional? If it wasn’t ‘Barb’ would you still be an b about it? This is one of the reasons my wife says women (school districts) are hell on earth places to work.

        “You may want to post facts within your area of speciality.” With that added dig, it’s catty.

         
  44. Mark Holt

    So glad you are back home. Keep healing Steve and you’ve got tons of folks praying for you and thinking about you.

     
  45. Pat Long

    Steve, so glad you’re home. You look good with Tucker nestled under your arm. Stay strong, my dear. We’ll see you out there.

     
  46. Tman

    My wife works in Brain Injury Rehab and wanted to add these words to Steves friends and family, Vincent, Trudi etc. Be patient the first couple months for sure. Steve WILL be angry and not know it. He will be implusive, someone said lock up the bikes, not a bad idea. He needs compassion and understanding to get through the first phase of his recovery. Get well soon Steve.

     
  47. Mike Rodose

    Important and impulsive is not best for recovery. Dr. Tucker, however, will help our patient and caregivers!

     
  48. Ryan

    Ran into a story on another blog’a comment section. Thought it would be good to share. Best of luck, Steve. I hope you are able to find some hidden patience during your recovery.

    fsethd on November 4, 2015 at 11:04 am
    Here’s an awesome Tilford anecdote from a reader:

    Be warned! … This is true shit:

    Spring of ’83 I think…I had broken my wrist again and was getting fatter and looking to a year of rehab after the surgery, which was coming up soon.

    I get a call from Michael Fatka, who ran the Levis/Raleigh team who had heard I was going to put together a small posse to ride the Tour of Baja (then a stout early season roadfest 7 or 8 stages). I ended up with Tilford and Mark Frise on my team from Levis/Raleigh, along with Sterling McBride, Michael Farr, and Keith Vierra from our team (Hansen’s). Off we went to San Diego from Tahoe, me driving with Lane Spina as the wrench, and Keith and Sterling listening to the Stones in the back of the van.

    We pick up Tilly and Frise, and shack up for the night, in preparation for the next day’s ‘nightime’ criteium on Avenida Revolucion in downtown Tijuana, with the Federales and their M-16’s every ten feet or so. We felt safe, sort of. Big, fast, dark crit under the streetlamps….started at dusk, finished in a field sprint which Mike Farr won and took the leader’s jersey. Problem was, in the field sprint -Tilly and Sterling crashed, with Sterling taking a huge puncture cut to his quad and Tilly getting a front tooth knocked cleanly out.

    Don’t know how he did it , but he managed to get the tooth from the street, and we got it in a big bottle of pharmaceutical distilled water, and the next day, he had oral surgery and got it put back in….obviously had to abandon, but the coolest thing was…

    He never fucking complained a bit…it had to hurt (big time) and I had a doctor buddy who helped with the process and we found an oral surgeon, and Tilly went on his way, flying back to Kansas with a sore kisser.

    Farr forgot his shoes and had to borrow a pair to start stage two. He quit a quarter of the way through that stage, wearing a borrowed pair. Frise and Vierra finished, and rode well…and I don’t remember much else, except that Tilly was … tough, just really tough and brave, and all of that…a hard man.

     
  49. Paul Boudreaux

    Pulling for you Steve. Not surprising how much you’ve progressed already. Nobody is tougher and there’s no doubt you will make it all the way back to 100%.

     
  50. jcs

    Steve and Bill glad your home. Steve glad Tucker by your side. Vincent thank you for the continued updates – obviously, there are a lot of people who care. Trudi, Vincent and the rest of the care givers – you’re in my thoughts.

     
  51. Jay C.

    Wishing a quick and solid recovery to both Steve and Bill.
    And a big hug and positive vibes going out to Trudy along with Steve’s and Bill’s families during the recovery.

     
  52. DR

    Dogs always know the right thing to do. Don’t let the knee infection get forgotten about with the other injuries.

     
  53. LMW

    Thank you for the updates – it is good to see the pictures of Steve and Tucker. Glad Steve and Bill are both home. Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve, Bill, and their families and close friends.

     
  54. KrakatoaEastofJava

    Primary “take care of Steve” care team, don’t be shy to ask the extended gang for help. I’m sure that lawns can be mowed, dogs can be walked, etc. Lots of people ready to help!

     

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