Injured athlete starting physical therapy
October 25, 2018
On Monday, Wahkiakum High School sophomore Beau Carlson was transferred to Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland. He will remain there for the next 7-10 days, according to family friend, Amber Wassell Mace.
Staff has been working on pain management, and right now Carlson’s pain level is tolerable. He is still receiving antibiotics to curb any possible infection via a PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) line in his arm. He has started intense physical therapy, including speech rehabilitation and occupational rehabilitation.
“Beau is in good spirits,” Mace said. “He has his ups and downs daily. He knows the physical therapy is another step closer to coming home, which makes him happy. ”
“The Carlson family can’t thank everyone enough for the continued support and prayers,” Mace added. “Beau will still have a long road to a full recovery but he is fighting his hardest to get there.”
Carlson was injured in a football game against Adna in September.
A Go Fund Me account has been set up in Beau Carlson’s name to help support him and his family during this tough time, gofundme.com/carlson-strong. Donations can be given to Mace as well. She is accepting gift cards, cash or checks for the family. She is also working with people who want to help out by making dinner for the family. She can be contacted at 360-430-9690.