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Update on Jay Justice

Many of you have asked about Jay and Hayden and this is the latest update I have.

Update: 3/19/08 At 3:16 PM Hopes were to get get Jay started on rehab on Monday; however that did not happen because he still was not responsive enough to get started. Monday was a rough day because the family did not feel Jay was getting proper care. Being moved to a “regular” room is so much different than being in ICU, they take such good care of patients in the ICU and the nurses etc. on the 5th floor have not been very helpful. We have since taken care of that and the care Jay received Tuesday was much better and the therapist did make it in to see him. The next step for Jay is to continue his therapy (physical, occupational, & speech), and when a room becomes available on the 8th floor (which is the rehab floor) he will be moving up there, but that could take several days. Jay did sit up in bed (with help from the therapists) on Tuesday which was such an awesome thing to see. He also got to eat a little. Today (Wednesday) has been a good day so far too. The nurses and some of the doctors came in and spoke to us and gave us some direction on what to expect next. And the therapists did come in again today and he has eaten both breakfast and lunch so far. He was looking for Hayden of coarse and he was in pretty good spirits today which we are very happy to see. We have definitely seen progress in Jay in the last 2 days, but he has a long way to go. He is still not able to move his left side, but we are hopeful with all the therapy and rehab that he will be able to move it with time. Please keep Jay in your thoughts and prayers. Hayden had another doctors appointment at Children’s in Columbus yesterday and that went well so he will be able to get back on the bike within the next week or so. He can not wait to ride again. Hayden has designed a t-shirt that can be purchased to raise funds for Jay’s medical costs, you can find more information at I also want to say THANK YOU to everyone for all their thoughts and prayers. It has been very comforting to me knowing how much support Jay and I and Hayden have.

Thanks for continuing to pray for Jay! You can follow his progress at:

Our hope is in Him, Sue

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