Hey guys just wanted to check in with y’all and let ya know how I’m doing so far. I’ve been keeping off my feet as much as possible and getting lots of rest. I got the staples out of my head, got a mini cast set on my wrist and one of those big clunky strap on boot casts for my ankle. As far as my hip goes I just gotta make sure I don’t put much weight on my right leg. I’m still trying to get out and about though, still getting used to walking with crutches!
Outlook is good although my days are still pretty rough, my back and neck are so jacked from this thing! Starting physical therapy this week, not looking forward to it but it’ll be good in the long run. I’ve been spending my time mostly in Dallas with my family and commuting back to Austin for doctor visits.
This has been such a trying situation and I cannot begin to tell everyone that has been there for me this whole time how much I appreciate them. I truly love you all and I can’t wait to get back out there with you guys. Let’s make 2010 a good one! I’ll keep you guys posted about any further advances in my recovery, thanks for caring ya’ll.
You can buy the Ian McDougall benefit t-shirt this weekend at FunFunFun Fest. Any left over will be available on this site and the theriverboatgamblers.com
Thank you to everyone for your kind words, encouragement, and generosity. Ian is completely blown away by the response!
It’s definitely been a trying few days. On the night of Saturday October 17th, while riding his bike home, a car hit Ian Mcdougall, guitarist of our band Riverboat Gamblers. He sustained some pretty heavy injuries including a broken hip, a broken wrist and hemmoraging under the skull along with many lacerations, torn ligaments, bruises and and scrapes.
He was rushed by ambulance to Brackenridge hospital in Austin and stayed in the ICU for 2 days before being moved into his own room where he is undergoing physical therapy while awaiting the results on X-rays and MRIs as well as a deluge of other various tests.
That being said, the prognosis is better than we had first thought. We are happy that he is going to be ok and that he is alive and with us. Unfortunately, not only is he in for a long recovery and is in a lot of pain, but he will be celebrating his birthday in bed with hospital food.
On another unfortunate note, there are a pile of bills currently gaining a Mt. Everest-like summit from all his hospital expenses. We set up a PayPal account for our band mate and friend to try and help him get on top of the debt and focus on his recovery. His PayPal account email is ian.gambler @ gmail.com. Anything you can afford to give will be greatly appreciated by Ian and his family. Thank you all for your support and we wish Ian the speediest of recoveries.
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