Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Update on 1st Sgt Brad Kasal

The 1st Sgt has postponed the removal of the External Fixator Devise from his leg. He sought out and obtained a 2nd opinion (from civilian orthopedic specialists) on both the status of his leg and the direction his treatment should go from here. After that consultation (which took place yesterday) and phone consults with his two military doctors (Gerrard in San Diego and Mcgwigan in Bethesda) he decided to leave the devise on for another two months or so. While he really wants the devise off, he wants to make sure the bone is healed enough that he can put weight on the leg. It's all very complicated, but Brad is comfortable with this path of treatment, and happy that the end is in sight.