Here is a brief description of our journey through the hospitals since the accident and the steps we made to return to Berlin from Cape Verde.
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- 6am The temperature outside is already 39 degrees Celcius
- 11am Jan is eating Göttespeise pudding and yoghurt
- 12pm During his physiotherapy session, Jan practises sitting, which is a big task at the moment
- 1pm A priest advises Jan on how to best move forward in a situation like ours
- 2.30pm A psychologist visits Jan and advises him on how to deal with daydreaming and nightmares
- 4pm While changing Jan’s position in bed, liquids move into his lungs and Jan stops receiving air. This happens in under a half a minute but causes us a lot of stress. Doctors give Jan a deep lung cleaning immediately after this happened.
This great picture was made for Jan last week during a monthly bitcoin meetup. All participants sent their greetings and best wishes to Jan. The picture was brought by Joerg and Dylan, and a pair of brothers, Jeremy and Shawn, whose father is in a similar condition since a skiing accident. Continue reading Showing Up Day
It has been 21 days since the accident and today Jan had his 20-minute breathing training — which went well! Jan was disconnected from the breathing machine today and he was able to breathe on his own. Me (his girlfriend) and his mother worked together with the nurse to support Jan throughout the training.
Looks like Jan is doing perfectly in the very first steps of this new life. Continue reading Messaging
In this photo, you can see Jan (in the middle), Jan’s father Volker (right), stepmother Sabine (second on the right), and sister Thea (on the left). I, Jan’s girlfriend, am taking this photo on the third vacation day in Cape Verde, Sao Vicente island. This photo was taken on the same day that all of our lives changed forever, veering in a direction which we would never choose on our own. Continue reading The Big Wave