Sir Woody’s Eyes And A Update

How can you resist those eyes????


We saw the infectious disease team at U.of Fl. Shands Hospital last Wednesday.
The 3 part guillium bone scan was inconclusive, while the MRI showed
ongoing diskitis, and osteomyelitis at the L-4, L5, S1 level. As well as nerve roots completely
encapsulated at those levels. That is arachnoiditis. Here is a site that shows what arachnoiditis does to your nerves and spinal cord.

Their recommendation is to biopsy bone from the disks and from the vertebrae.This will be done guided by CT scan.
Sounds like fun huh?

If the infection is “acute” then more surgery will be done, if it has become simply chronic, then a suppression antibiotic will be given.
MRI’S and CT scans every eight weeks.

The problem child is that the bones are so badly eaten away from the infection, that their is nothing to fuse to.
They strongly suspect that the cage left in my spine at L-5
is what is holding the infection in the bone.

Once again, damned if ya do, and damned if you dont.

So well.. thats what we know right now.

Wednesday Hero~On Thursday~Pfc.Alan R. Blohm

Pfc. Alan R. Blohm
Pfc. Alan R. Blohm
21 years old from Kenai, Alaska
425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division
December 31, 2006
U.S. Army

Alan R. Blohm enlisted in the Army in 2004 because “He wanted to serve the country,” his brother Jeremy said. “His grandfather had been in the Army, and it’s just something he wanted to do.”

Blohm graduated in 2004 from Bay City Western High School, where he was a 250-pound defensive player for the football team. Blohm’s size prompted coach Jim Eurick to nickname him “Biggins Blohm,” his brother recalled. “I know he paid the ultimate sacrifice with his life,” Mark Boileau, Blohm’s former school Principal, said. “We know Alan will be in a better place because of the sacrifice he made, because of his love for our country.”

PFC. Blohm died of wounds suffered when an IED detonated near his unit while on combat patrol in Baghdad Besides his brother, he leaves behind his parents and a younger sister.

Information Was Found On And Copied From & The Iraq Page

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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