Update From The Hudgiks • April 24th

Trying to find balance. With a spinal cord injury just trying to find a balance in your everyday life can be a challenge.

As you overcome one challenge another one pops up. Currently David is dealing with a sore on his back. Most likely a result of the weight loss and having just bone on skin. To keep his weight off of the spot he is spending most of his time laying on his side in bed. Not much fun but it has to be done.

He does have something to look forward to. His Aunt Kristen, who lives in Rhode Island, and his Aunt Lisa, who lives in Massachusetts, are coming up for a visit this Sunday. Looks like he has them taking him out to lunch.

This Saturday David’s mom will be singing with the Chamber Singers of Keene at St. James Episcopal Church. Barbara has a very good voice and enjoys singing a lot. With the demands of caring for David she has not had a lot of time to get out and sing with her friends. If you are in the area stop in to hear the performance. It starts at 7pm.

David needs 24/7 care.
Currently, through Granite State Independent living, David has an opening for a caregiver. The position pays $10 hour. Currently he has about 25 hours a week available for a person that is looking for part time day work. Hours are flexible. Times can be setup for Monday through Sunday. Good position for a student, or someone looking to earn extra money. Great benefits you get to hangout and work with David.

If you are interested contact me at: phudgik@gmail.com

I have taken the last two days off from work to be with my family. Today I will be taking David for a doctors visit. Will keep you posted.

Thank you all for your support and prayers.

David’s Dad Paul


Update From The Hudgiks • April 18th

YEAH! David came home Thursday afternoon. The blockage in David’s digestive system was removed*. Internally things look good. Some residual pain but David is OK.

Going forward he has to keep working on gaining weight and building his strength.

Maybe now his mom can get some rest.

Thank you all for your prayers, kind thoughts and encouragement. It has meant a lot to David and family.

Will have further posts soon.

David’s Dad Paul

*We missed adding this post from the 14th to this Wordpress updates page.  This was posted on Facebook by David’s Dad on April 14th:

Another tough weekend for David. He has been in and out of the emergency room. Constantly doubled over in pain. Over the past month he has not been able to eat much and has lost more weight. He is 6″ 4″ and probably doesn’t weigh anymore than 117 lbs. He looks very frail.
We are all very worried but still remain hopeful that he will pull through and get stronger.

Tomorrow he goes to the hospital for a two day stay. They will be examining his digestive system to see why it is not working the way it should. There seems to some sort of blockage.

We will keep you posted.

Please pray for David.

David’s Dad Paul

Update From The Hudgiks • April 11th

Things have been very tough for David. Over the past month and a half. David has been suffering from severe abdominal pain. It has been so intense that at times it keeps him doubled over. It has made it difficult for him to eat, sleep and enjoy life.

He has been to the hospital many times but so far they have not been able to figure it out.

This coming Wednesday he will be admitted to the hospital to get prep for a colonoscopy on Thursday.

On a lighter note. This past Thursday night, while David was sleeping, his sister Emily filled his room with all kinds of balloons. The next morning was his birthday and on that day he did wake up with a BIG smile on his face.

Thank you all for your kind words on his birthday.

Keep David in your prayers.
David’s Dad Paul