Jake… damn it man. Nothing to update really. He’s still not waking up. There’s details but who wants details. Stuff about tubes in and tubes out. Thingy-mabobs that do this and that. Details. If you want details ask and I’ll tell. It’s all just too terrible.
So updates obviously aren’t coming as fast and furious as they were. That’s because we’ve sort of plateaued as far as recovery goes with Jake. His body has healed pretty well and he’s not really hanging on by a thread anymore so… day-to-day not a lot goes on but those damn details.
Problem is that he’s not waking up. His eyes open and his arms and legs move but those seem to be the neural storms that I talked about a while back. You can read about neural storms here. An example… When someone says his name his eyes will open but they don’t track the speaker so is it a unconscious reaction? We can’t say yes or no. Will we ever get the Jake Booth back that we all love and admire? Again… we don’t know. We just have to wait and see what happens. You will also have to wait and see what happens.
But what I do want to do is try and get more people in to see him. I know that’s a problem as he’s in Tampa but that situation may be changing. Also I know that’s a problem because, and believe me I know, it’s damn hard seeing this once vibrant man laying in a hospital bed with tubes and wires sticking out of him. So if all of you there in southwest Florida could maybe set up a carpool or something on a Saturday or Sunday I’ll set up the details with the hospital. Call me anytime. 623-255-0851.
I know that will be hard on any of you that go but life is hard and sometimes we have to do the hard things because sometimes the hard things pay off in the end. What he needs is attention.
Speaking of attention… I have not received a single inquiry about Jake from any media outlets in Southwest Florida. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Nothing. I mean he’s only a Vet and a former Collier County Sherrifs Deputy. Pbbbsssht. Right? So if you have the time please feel free to email, Facebook, Tweet anyone on the following list…
I got no response. ZERO RESPONSE!?
Feel free to click on those Facebook links or use the following emails to remind them of how amazing Jake is and how much help he needs and will continue to need in his recovery. If you have more ideas of someone who could pick up Jake’s story please get a hold of them. I’ll answer my phone 24/7/365.
Naples Daily News: email@example.com
Ft. Myers News Press: firstname.lastname@example.org
WINK (CBS) (239) 344-5000 (Sorry no email)
WBBH (NBC) email@example.com
MAKE SURE WHEN EMAILING AND ESPECIALLY FACEBOOKING THEM TO USE THE #WakeUpJake and #WakeTheJake hashtags.
I will be reposting the post about them not getting ahold of us as soon as this one posts. Feel free to share that post on your walls!
Hug your kids. Hug your parents. Hug your brothers and sisters.
#NaplesDailyNews #NewsPress #WINK #WBBH #WZVN #WFTX