Its been 2 months

On Tuesday Garrett returned to UCSF for a check up and another round of blood tests. Everything checked out perfectly. Elizabeth is extremely pleased with his progress. He returns in another month for his final visit. He will also start his visits with Kaiser in San Francisco that same day.

Garrett has been getting pretty antsy around the house just going for walks and playing Xbox.   The Silvernails gave him a punching bag last week and we hung it up in the garage. He also bought a pair of boxing gloves. Of course we told him he couldn’t do anything yet.  So Tuesday he asked Elizabeth about being able to start doing some more things. Basically Elizabeth gave him the green light on everything. He can run play basketball,  go swimming,  take a bath things he hasn’t been able to do in 3 years or so. 


He asked about boxing. Elizabeth even said the punching bag was fine. If he wanted to do a boxing match he could only take head shots and no body blows…just kidding. 


He can do just about anything he wants and just don’t overdo it.  We were all just so happy for him. 


It was great to see Alliaon over the house. Allison is home from TCU and she brought over some awesome brownies. At least we think they were because we didn’t get any as the boys ate them all.

Jerran back to work

Six weeks after surgery, where surgeons at UCSF removed his kidney and placed it in Garrett, Jerran is back to work as of May 1.

Although Jerran started running again a couple of weeks ago, and has been keeping himself more than busy by creating a hydroponic garden, and becoming a beekeeper, starting a new hobby with his 10-year-old son Liam, going back to full time work is a different deal.

(Jerran and Liam with friend Don, setting up the bee hive)

“This work stuff is hard!” Jerran half-joked, on the first day in 6 weeks that he had to wear a belt (and a heavy utility belt at that), which cuts right across his scar. As a K-9 rover in the jail, there was a lot of walking with that belt and other equipment rubbing. He had some discomfort but he’s doing great. 

Also as a K-9 officer, it was his first day back managing a leash with his 80 pound Chocolate Lab, Koda, at the end of it. That’s a workout for those abs that took a punch from the procedure.

Jerran’s coworkers put together a small welcome back lunch–a nice way to rejoin the workforce.

Big thanks to all his brothers and sisters in blue who supported his recovery time by working his shifts without pay. We couldn’t have done it without you!