Monday, December 5, 2011

Update and New Address!

We have a new address here at Bethesda:

Corporal Justin Crabbe
Warrior Transition Battalion
Box 20098
8901 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda MD 20889-5600

The mail still goes through the base so it may be delayed.

Justin is really settling in here at his outpatient apartment. It is really nice to have home cooked meals and be able to all hang out as a family sitting on comfortable couches. It's nice not cramming into a hospital room! This weekend was quite here in Bethesda, which we all enjoyed since the week prior was so busy. This week we have another busy week ahead of us, filled with therapy and doctors appointments. The new exciting news is that Justin's skin graft is healing so nicely that he may have both prosthetics by next week. He is looking forward to having both legs and we should know more by Thursday when we visit the wound care team. Justin was having pain today from the one prosthetic so they are trying different things to reduce the pain. Prosthetics is definitely an art!  

Justin continues to amaze me everyday by making more and more progress. His independence has  increased a lot the last few weeks. He moves around the apartment and does things for himself. He is a pro transferring by himself from the wheelchair to the couch. This independence is important and he really gets irritated when we ask him too many times "do you need anything, are you okay"? (Okay maybe thats just me) So we try to let him do things himself until he asks for help. We are so happy and blessed he is doing so well! 

I hope everyone has a great week and is enjoying the Christmas season! 


  1. Thank you for the updated address, it's really needed this time of year.

    So happy that Justin is doing better and trying to doing things on his own. He has to learn a whole new way to live and it sounds like he is finding his way.
    I'm also very thankful that the Lord is answering prayers.
    Keep up the good work Justin and keep your eye on the mail (or UPS) because Santa may just be dropping by with a gift or two.

    God bless you all.