03-28-2012 Aunt Eily here....Sorry to have been so lax about posting...life does get busy....I will try to do better. Travman is making some great progress. He's been home in Lodi with Mom & Dad since November. Thanks to everyone who helped modify the home to make it easier and safer for Travis! And to the Angels who provided the van! And to all who attended and supported the fundraiser at the fairgrounds! Your generosity is so appreciated, there is really no way to fully express our gratitude. Trav is currently going down to Sci-Fit in Pleasanton a couple of times a week for intensive exercise/therapy. Expensive, but from all accounts one of the best things in the area he can do to help his recovery. Would certainly help if gas wasn't so expensive..... I'll try to get some more pics posted soon...God Bless http://http://
Oct 12, 2011
10-12-2011 Posted by Mom Debbie today on FB:"Expected today.....Travis will be off the ventilator for 24 hours...hopefully done for good! Plan is to move him today to the first floor Rehab center and start the REALLY heavy rehab and OT. PRAY PRAY PRAY that some mobility will gradually return. He will work hard....Travis has an unbelievable work ethic....he is excited to be able to work work work. He still needs the positive thoughts and prayers.....and visitors!!!!! Much more open visiting hours, best in afternoon and evening!! His time in his wheelchair will increase as his wound heals....plan is 2 hours this morning and 2 hours in afternoon/evening. He will be home before we know it....if things continue to progress as the Drs say they have....maybe within 3-5 weeks. So.....back to work today I go.....Phil Monday. In the meantime, changes will have to be made to get ready for his arrival....here we go!!" From me (Aunt Eily): I am so proud of my nephew Travis! Jessica and I were able to spend some time up in the area with him last week, before Deb & Phil got back. He is working so hard and keeping such an upbeat attitude! The staff in the Trauma Rehab there at Santa Clara is great - I was really impressed all around! No doubt in my mind that he is now at the right place! Many thanks to everyone who keeps coming to visit and otherwise support him! Check out Travis' new website, www.Travman6.com! Also, check out all the photos I just uploaded here! http://http://http://
Sep 29, 2011
9-28-2011 Travis arrived in California yesterday afternoon. He's settled in now, REALLY happy to be in Santa Clara - says much better than NOLA hospital!
Sep 24, 2011
9-24-2011 It has been a difficult, long, and eventful week! But the good news is - Travis is finally coming home to California for his rehab! He will be flown Monday out to The Rehabilitation...
Sep 13, 2011
9-13-2011 Debbie says they changed Travis' meds yesterday, and he was off the vent for 6 hours - it really wore him out. Up and down days - really need some good news! Appeal letter sent to Blue...
Sep 06, 2011
9-6-2011 Debbie says Travis is having a hard time today - he's not doing well weaning from the vent. Still trying to appeal with insurance to get him moved. She asks for continued prayers and good...
Sep 03, 2011
9-3-2011 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRAVIS!!!!!
Aunt Wendy and family are working hard to get you out here to CA!
Aug 30, 2011
8-30-2011 New Picture today! Travis is much more comfortable now that the trach is in. Hoping for swallow test tomorrow so maybe he can have a smoothie soon....still waiting on insurance....
Aug 29, 2011
8-28-2011 Travis had surgery Saturday to place a trach and is resting more comfortably now. He has been accepted at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Trauma Rehab in CA, we are just waiting to...
Aug 24, 2011
8-24-2011 Here's a Travis (TFA#6) update...all info from last night, haven't connected with anyone yet today. Still on vent, but according to Mom Debbie they have him on the tetraplegic protocol to...
Aug 20, 2011
8-20-2011 Hello all...an update on Travis...he is currently on a Bpap to help him breathe...as I understand it, his diaphragm is becoming fatigued, as the supporting abdominal muscles are some of...
Aug 19, 2011
8-19-2011 AM update Travis had a good night....They were able to remove his ET tube (breathing tube) at 4:55 am and he's worked very hard since to get his oxygen level up. Go Travis!!!! Picture...
Aug 18, 2011
Surgery Thursday 8-18-2011 Per Jason: Trav came through great. He's sleeping now and had no complications. And he's awake!....So they took out a piece of bone and made room so the spinal cord...