Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Look what I figured out how to do... Picasa 3 from google is awsome!

Expect to see some more of these! 
I will make it bigger but I need to make the size of the blog bigger.


I am now a Nationally Certified EMT. It took me two attempts at the test but I finally passed. I took the EMT course last semester at Mt. San Jacinto, which was a tuff class. You had to pass the mid-term with an 80% to continue in the class, then you had to have an 80% in the class going into the final and then pass the final test with an 80%. I was able to accomplish all that and pass all the practical tests as well. They set the class up like that because you have to pass the National Test with an 80%. All the studying and hard work was worth it. I had a lot of good resources to help me along the way. I have many friends that are fire fighters, paramedics, doctors that were very willing to help me.
The next step is to get licensed with the county and get my ambulance drivers license, then I can apply to some of the local hospitals to be an EMT in an emergency room, and apply to some of the ambulance transport companies around the city. (i.e. AMR)
Its very exciting to get one step closer to becoming a fire fighter.

Monday, December 6, 2010


Taking an extra day to recover from my accident. Still have a minor headache and taking pain medication. My eye is getting darker and looks worse but the swelling has gone down.
Thanks again for all the love, prayers and thoughts from all my family and friends.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Thursday night was a scary one..... I was asked to play in a flag football game with some friends so of course I jumped on the opportunity to play. It was a pretty competitive game and I made some important plays to get the game into over time. I remember the whole game up until over time, then its a blur. The next thing I remember is hearing people talking over me and saying the ambulance is on the way, they called my house and that Brooke and my parents were on their way. I had know idea what had happened. Before I knew it the paramedics were loading me on the back board, putting me in the ambulance and starting an IV. I was pretty out of it; repeating questions, asking what was going on and clearly I had a concussion.
Supposedly I dove to make a game winning touchdown in the end zone, and when I came down my face/head hit the ground and the defender landed on me. I was laying face down on the ground, unconscious and not breathing for 20-30 seconds. There was a nurse and a MD on the sidelines which gave me immediate attention when this happened. I am very grateful for all those that helped in the incident and reacted quickly to get emergency personnel to the field.
I really don't remember everything. I was pretty confused. Even though it was a serious accident and I was being treated as a trauma patient I was still cracking jokes. i.e... I hope my feet don't stink too bad as they were taking off my football cleats. ha
Once at the hospital the doctor quickly examined me and I was rushed off to get a CT scan on my head, neck and back. The CT scan showed that I had a small hematoma near the crown of my head. This is a small bleed and it was about the size of a dime. The result from slamming my head on the ground and maybe someone landing on my head jarred my brain against my skull creating a tare allowing blood to come through the brain tissue. The doctors wanted to keep me over night to monitor my condition and make sure it did not worsen. After a lot of sleep and pain meds and another CT scan I was able to come home yesterday afternoon. The second CT scan showed that the bleed did not get any bigger and that was a positive. So now I am home resting and taking it easy. I still have a gnarly headache and my face is pretty swollen. I took these pictures on the way home from the hospital. I tried to get Brooke to take pictures of me when I was on the backboard and had the C-collar on but she didn't want to.
I am so grateful that I had Brooke at my side the whole time. She would have slept at the hospital with me but they wouldn't let her. I love how much she loves me. more football for me and probably no snowboarding for me this season. This is my third major concussion and the doctor says it would be in my best interest to not have another one. So I will be sticking to softball and golf for now.

Thanks to everyone who showed their love and concern. I appreciate all the thoughts, prayers and love.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


We know, We know..... Brooke and I have been slacking BIG time with updating our blog. With the all the business with the holidays and life in general it's hard to take time to sit down and write thoughtful blogs. We have a ton of new things going on with the two of us, along with our families. I thought I would give you a preview of what we hope to blog about soon and post some pictures when we have some spare time. (we have a ton of pictures)
  • Brooke quit her job at chem-dry and is now working for my dad
  • Ryan passed his National Registry Test for his EMT
  • Shayna's birthday
  • Cody's farewell and leaving to Columbia on his mission
  • Thanksgiving with the Sosnowski's/Ridley's
  • Family Photo shoot in the back yard
  • Looking for a house/our own place
  • Looking to buy a new car
  • Planning holiday celebrations
I am sure there are a lot more...these are a few, but believe me we will get on it.