UPDATE ON JEFF BLOOM FROM LINDA BLOOM:
Sorry I haven't posted an update in a while. Jeff has been improving every day, even though he thinks his recovery is going slow. We go back to the burn clinic on Monday, and I think they will be pleasantly surprised at his progress over the past 3 weeks. He really wants to hunt ...on firearm deer season opening day Nov. 15th. He shot a squirrel with his .22 yesterday. His deer shotgun will be a little tougher, but he is working hard at using his hand more each day. His fingers are still pretty sensitive, as they were all burned to the bone. And bending his elbow is very painful. His tricep muscle was burned completely off, and the doc stretched another muscle over to help him there. The inside of the elbow has skin grafts stretched over it, and the elbow bone was burned, so they had to cut off between 1/4 and 1/2 an inch of the bone. This man has endured so much, yet he has kept a pretty positive outlook, as he is planning to run a limited race schedule in 2013. He was already planning this before the accident. I am proud to be his wife. He is the most determined person I have ever known. God's blessings to you all.