Jim Uprichard is home in Reno now!Submitted by ausscyn on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 20:08
Got this update from Mila this morning:
Jim Uprichard was released from the hospital, and flew home to Reno last night. He looked good. He has a lot of bruising going along his neck, but we were surprised to see how good he looks. He has a black eye and his eye is very red. He has double vision out of that eye at this point. I did not get to see his shoulder because it was covered. He is going to need a lot of body work. He had some sunburn, more than likely from the ride to Tampa. As far as his brain goes; he knew all of us, which is great. He was exhausted from the flight, but he thought he was going to see his motorcycle as I was wheeling him out of the airport. He asked about his car several times and he wanted to get in it and drive it to get a hamburger. Out of the blue he would say things like, "I am going for a motorcycle ride this weekend." He walked, but he walked like he was very wobbly and he dropped his wallet.. He is definetely not out of the woods yet. But doing much better than he was last week. I got him and his brother a room for the night. We were not sure if Jim could remember where he lived, it is a distance away from the airport, they arrived pretty late, and the roomate situation, it seemed like the best route to take.
I talked to Dick (Jim's brother who flew with him) this morning and they both got a really good night sleep. Jim wanted to do laundry last night at the hotel (?). He was sleeping when Dick called, but he said Jim had been up and had a shower and "he is doing much better this morning."
Today we are going to work on the VA, which could take 2-8 (?) weeks to get him registered and they will only help in the event of an emergency or with service related things. (?) This is what I have been told by a guy at the VA. I was hoping we could get him some therapy through them, but... We shall see. Things are still sketchy and there are alot of questions, but he is home.