Monday, December 13, 2010

Home with new hardware...

Beau and Jessica are back in North Carolina and he's doing great. He said he could tell almost immediately after the surgery that his arm was in much better shape than it was beforehand. The pain was different and has gotten much better and his shoulder looks alot more normal and in proportion now...probably because it's actually staying in the joint! He's already off the pain pills that he got after the surgery! Below is a picture of the prosthesis that they removed from his arm and a shot of his new hardware...

The bright white pieces are the new prosthesis and from about an inch below the screws up to the top of his arm is the new cadaver bone. It's pretty amazing what they can do these days...

Beau will be beginning physical therapy after his follow-up visit with Dr. Frankle and he's already started working on his cardio by riding an exercise bike. He wants to be in top physical shape so as soon as the time comes, he will be ready to get back in a racecar!

Thanks for all the prayers and support...please keep them coming!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Today Hopefully?

Beau didn't actually get to go home yesterday. His hemoglobin was low which required a blood transfusion and they wanted to make sure they got his pain controlled before he was able to leave so he's still there. Jessica said he was feeling much better today and they've found some pain meds that are working so he should be getting out today and heading back to NC this weekend. Thanks again for the all the prayers and thoughts.

I'll let everyone know when I hear anything new.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Checking out...

Beau will be getting out of the hospital tomorrow! He's already had two physical therapy sessions and walked around his floor hallway a few times. He will have another meeting with the Doc on Friday and a follow-up appointment in 6 weeks. Thanks for keeping up with Beau through all of this and please continue to keep him in your prayers!


"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:1-2

Monday, December 6, 2010

Out of surgery and resting...

Beau came through the surgery just fine and his doctor said that everything went great! Beau will be in the hospital until Wednesday and he has to go to a follow-up appointment on Friday. Then he will be heading back home to North Carolina. Thanks for all of the prayers and support for Beau...please keep them coming!


Friday, December 3, 2010

Snowball Derby Weekend...

Please click on this link and vote for the "best looking car" at the Snowball Derby this weekend! Vote for Bubba Pollard's #08 car...he changed his paint scheme to Beau's signature camo and orange #08 in honor of Beau!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Surgery this Monday

Just a reminder that Beau will be having his surgery this Monday, December 6th. If everything were right with the world, Beau would be racing in the Snowball Derby stuff this weekend down in Pensacola. But since his arm is still non-functioning, he will be watching and cheering for Bubba Pollard from the sidelines. Bubba has added some of Beau's paint scheme to his car as a tribute and we are all pulling for Bubba to do well this weekend in the #08 car!

Updates will be posted as I receive them, but for now, please just pray that the surgery goes smoothly without any complications and that there is enough muscle to work with when Dr. Frankle replaces the prosthesis in Beau's arm.

Here is a pic of Bubba's car from the Speed51 website:

To follow the Snowball Derby coverage go to and click on the Trackside links for the Snowball Derby.

Thanks for keeping Beau in your prayers!

Good Luck, Bubba!!!