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Saturday, December 03, 2011

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Hi Everyone,
I had a minute to take a breath and thought I'd sit down to let you know a few more details about Scott.  He is now home and still taking IV antibiotics through a PICC line. He'll do this for 6 weeks.   He does the medicine 4 times through out the day and can do it by himself -- we have both learned so much throughout this experience!

He also has a helmet that he has to wear when he is not in bed.  This protects his head since he has an area of his head that is lacking a skull bone.  In 2-3 months, the doctor will do surgery again and will put a fabricated bone flap in his skull.  Until then, he has to wear his helmet.

This may sound like a pain in the _ _ _ but I look at the bright side...he is home with his family and is able to so most of things that we all do even though he has had brain surgery 3 times...that's pretty amazing, huh?

Tomorrow is our walk.  I am sad that he will not be with us this year but it is just not safe with exposure to germs and the activity level for tomorrow so soon after surgery.  We have almost reached our new goal of $25,000 for brain cancer research.  I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart who have donated to try to find a cure for brain cancer.   I can't find the words to express how much your support means to all of us, especially me.

There is still time to donate if you haven't yet...just go to www.voicesinmotion.org/goto/spoerlbrainstormers

Thanks for everything!  xoxo -Julie

2 comments:

  1. Suzanne9:18 PM

    Julie, thanks for the update. So glad Scott is home. We are disappointed that we cannot attend the walk tomorrow but know that we will thinking of all of you. Good Luck & sending you XOXO! Luv, The Botvinis Family

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  2. Gustavo Verzbickis2:13 PM

    I am glad to hear that Julie. You are a very strong women, let me tell you.
    We all feel so proud of you at the school and grateful to get to know you better.

    Hugs to all the family,
    Gustavo

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