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Jul 28, 2011
Racking up for the 3rd pitch of Ruper
Update as of 5:00 pm today:

"Jay has still not woken up but he is continuing to follow
commands. He will definitely be airlifted back to Colorado tomorrow
and we will let people know about visitation as soon as we have
specifics."

Update from yesterday:

"Jay had a "peg tube" put in which is a feeding tube right to his
stomache. He came out of surgery this afternoon and all went well.
It decreases the chances of infection. He has been doing well this
evening with continued response to commands, as opening his eyes,
wiggling his toes, and sticking his tongue out. It looks like the
plan is to have him airlifted back to Colorado on Fri so he can
have more visitors to provide more stimuli to keep him active. He
has been trying to get out of bed,..."
Cindy Mitchell
Joined Jan 20, 2006
90 points
Jul 28, 2011
Racking up for the 3rd pitch of Ruper
The line about 'trying to get out of bed' cracks me up.

He's got some spunk for sure.
Cindy Mitchell
Joined Jan 20, 2006
90 points
Jul 28, 2011
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
awesome great to hear! NickinCO
From colorado
Joined Sep 17, 2010
239 points
Jul 29, 2011
not climbing
Jay flying
Jay flying

Jay is flying back to Colorado tomorrow! Great news...
Mark Roth
From Boulder
Joined Jan 4, 2008
12,689 points
Jul 29, 2011
It is a good sized roof. Photo: Jimbo
Get well soon Jay! 1Eric Rhicard
Joined Feb 15, 2006
8,616 points
Jul 29, 2011
The Needle, Prospect Mtn (not RMNP)Photo by Jay Eg...
Cindy, I don't mean to hijack your thread, but there is more good news from 2 hours ago to share:

"He made huge strides his last night in MD. When I took his mitt off his right hand he quickly removed his left mitt, oxygen sensor, and neck collar. He showed amazing dexterity.

Also when I was telling the nurse Jay is strong and will recover faster than anyone thought possible, he grunted a uh huh in agreement.
Jay is hearing and processing what we say and is working hard to respond!"
Rick Witting
Joined Jul 19, 2005
83 points
Jul 29, 2011
Racking up for the 3rd pitch of Ruper
Rick, this is a thread about Jay, no need to apologize. We all love him and just want him to recover. It doesn't matter who posts the latest news. Thanks for the update. Cindy Mitchell
Joined Jan 20, 2006
90 points
Jul 29, 2011
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
That's really great news. Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,495 points
Jul 29, 2011
Trundling a death block. Photo by Dan Gambino.
Hell ya! Stoked to hear Jay's improving!

josh
J. Thompson
From denver, co
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,739 points
Jul 29, 2011
At the anchors.
Go Jay! Brigette
From Duvall, WA
Joined Sep 22, 2008
390 points
Jul 29, 2011
Top of Bridalveil, feelin good
Wow! Been gone for a bit so just saw the thread. Climbed with Jay a few years back and never met a more solid, decent guy. Speedy Recovery!!
erik wellborn
From manitou springs
Joined Apr 3, 2008
360 points
Jul 29, 2011
Just a teaser
I bet if you put a rack of cams accross from his bed he'll be jamming his way out in no time! Monty
From Golden, CO
Joined Mar 13, 2006
3,019 points
Jul 30, 2011
Best wishes to Jay for a full and speedy recovery.
And best to all his loved ones and care givers too.
Mark Hammond
From Eldorado Springs, CO
Joined Oct 17, 2006
250 points
Aug 1, 2011
not climbing
Great update tonight:
While with him today, Jay's wife told him that all his BMX
Vert friends from the Xgames were giving him shout outs on t.v. and
he muttered "Awesome"!!!! Yeah!!! Small words and a bit mummbly but
he speaks!! yeah!!

Sounds like good news... hope he can have visitors soon.
Mark Roth
From Boulder
Joined Jan 4, 2008
12,689 points
Aug 1, 2011
soloing Boulder Canyon Upper Falls
Damn, just saw this thread. So sorry to hear about Jay. Hope he gets well soon and keep me posted on if he is taking visitors. Praying for him! Micahisaac
From Longmont, CO
Joined Apr 4, 2006
108 points
Aug 1, 2011
Sorry to hear about the crash but glad his recovery is going well! Steven N
From CO
Joined Dec 26, 2004
53 points
Aug 1, 2011
Buenos Dias!
Very good news, please tell him we all wish him well. -sp
From East-Coast
Joined May 25, 2007
80 points
Administrator
Aug 1, 2011
8-21-09
We're all pulling for you, Jay! M.Morley
From Sacramento, CA
Joined Jan 1, 2002
7,006 points
Aug 2, 2011
Wow, just saw the thread. Shitty news, but I'm so glad things are moving in the right direction!

GO
GabeO
From New Haven, CT
Joined May 13, 2006
335 points
Administrator
Aug 5, 2011
8-21-09
Any updates? M.Morley
From Sacramento, CA
Joined Jan 1, 2002
7,006 points
Aug 5, 2011
Racking up for the 3rd pitch of Ruper
The latest:

Donations
Posted 16 hours ago
Several people have asked about making a donation to aid in
Jay's recovery. Jay's friend and Lip Lord teamate Mike Hill and his
wife Julie have set up a For the Benefit Of account in Jay's name.
You can go into any Wells Fargo or Wachovia and ask to donate to
the FBO account for Jay Eggleston.


Therapy
Posted 1 day ago
Jay is currently getting occupational, physical, and speech
therapy twice daily. His therapists seem good and we are hopeful we
will see improvements soon. Keep sending the prayers, Jay has a lot
of work ahead of him!
Cindy Mitchell
Joined Jan 20, 2006
90 points
Aug 5, 2011
The Needle, Prospect Mtn (not RMNP)Photo by Jay Eg...
Improving
Posted 3 hours ago
Jay is making big improvements! He is learning to swallow and they have let him start eating ice chips. They asked if there was a food that might motivate Jay and for those of you who know him the answer is ice cream! So they will let Jay try a little ice cream tomorrow. Other big news is that Jay's daughter Kaya will get to visit him for the first time tomorrow.

For anyone who is interested in better understanding where Jay is at I will soon attach an article that helps. Jay is currently in level 3.
Rick Witting
Joined Jul 19, 2005
83 points
Aug 8, 2011
not climbing
Jay's last climb before the accident....
Jay's last climb before the accident....



Jay is making improvements. His daughter has been able to visit, and even his dog. He is able to speak a little, and even take short assisted walks. But he has a long way to go... Please keep him in your thoughts. He is fighting hard...
Mark Roth
From Boulder
Joined Jan 4, 2008
12,689 points
Aug 12, 2011
not climbing
Jay is making great progress. He is totally conscious during the day and is eating solid food... His long term memory is pretty much intact. He knows who everyone is and can identify climbs in photos... He can't really remember what happened earlier in the day, but his condition is starting to seem very hopeful. He now has a DVD player in his room, so I asked if he wanted to watch some climbing movies? He got very serious and focused when he asked me " DO YOU HAVE SOME?" I will bring him some... Mark Roth
From Boulder
Joined Jan 4, 2008
12,689 points
Aug 12, 2011
not climbing
espn.go.com/action/bmx/blog/_/... Mark Roth
From Boulder
Joined Jan 4, 2008
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