Greetings from the Flagstaff Medical Center in Flagstaff, Ariz. Joel and Erika are preparing to eat supper this Christmas Day with the countdown to their plane trip to Denver slowly ticking toward zero-hour. The Aerocare medical staff is expected to come to the hospital about 6 a.m. Tuesday, with an expected departure from Flagstaff about an hour later. Hope the mess from the latest Colorado blizzard won’t muck up the arrival to Craig Hospital again.
Christmas was different this year, but Bryan, Jessica and Jamysen and I were able to be with Joel, and we celebrated with a dinner from Chili’s in his room Christmas Eve. We opened presents and ate a small breakfast Christmas morning. Mom, who is awaiting Joel’s arrival in Denver, and Erika, who was with family in Phoenix, were the missing parts. But fortunately Erika and her family drove up from Phoenix and visited Joel in the hospital to open presents. So right now we are just waiting. Waiting to get the show on the road and for Joel to recover. Hope all is well with everyone and that all of your holiday celebrations were wonderful. Take care…
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Phill, Joel, Bryan, Jessica and little Jamysen celebrating Christmas with Joel. Erika came up later in the day and Mom is waiting for Joel’s arrival into Denver.
Joel and Erika in his hospital room celebrating Christmas at the Flagstaff Medical Center in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Erika and her family with Joel in his hospital room.
Joel coming down a long incline in his wheelchair after pushing it up five times.
Joel riding his wheelchair in a hospital walkway over a Flagstaff street.