Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Update on My Son and Some Things I've Learned
Since he was attacked he's lost weight, has a problem with one eye--has seen eye doc and getting glasses, still has the blood clots but they are being treated. The recovery center where he is has done miracles with him though--couldn't have asked for a better place for him to be treated.
What I've learned through this ordeal--when hit in the head, no one jumps back up and fights his way out like you see in movies and read in books. When attacked by a whole bunch of people from the back, you might not make it. Frankly, we thought our son would die and so did the docs. In my opinion, prayer made the difference. He went two weeks without proper treatment for anything, managed to get pneumonia from the doc's office filled with sick patients and for him to get medicine for that, I had to yell at the doc. Funny note: doc had just finished reading my An Axe to Grind and told son I was a sick woman. I don't think he expected an old lady to write a book about someone who had his head cut off. I think he was just a bit afraid of me--and he did prescribe antibiotics for the pneumonia.
Some workmen's comp docs (I've seen this with another one) are out to save money for workmen's comp, they don't really have the patient's best interest in their mind. I'm sure there are exceptions, just haven't seen it in my experience. Who came through for him was the night club's insurance company--they sent a nurse to examine him and she made the decision that he wasn't getting the right treatment and put him into the brain trauma center where he is now.
I also learned that the police don't necessarily do anything about something like this. I don't think they are even investigating. Perhaps they are, but I know my son has not been questioned by them.
Another interesting fact is that the treatment center is an Adult Residential Facility licensed by the state. I had an ARF licensed by the state, but the people I served were developmentally disabled and they lived with me full time.
I'm sure son will find another line of work after this is all over.
Now to get back to mysteries, will I use any of this in a mystery one day? Probably some of it. There's very little that happens that I've observed that I don't use in one way or another.