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BB U El Large blood clot sets back Wildomar youth Dax Ryan McGregor's recovery BY CHARLES M. KELLY The Wildomar Cornerstone Christian School varsity quar- terback who suffered a brain in- jury during an Avalon game was back in the intensive care unit as of Tuesday, Oct. 9, according to a blog maintained by friends of the family. Seventeen-year-old Dax Ryan McGregor returned to the ICU be- cause of blood clots in his left arm, according to Sheri Zastoke's .post at "The doctors have started him on blood thinning medications which have certain risks. This is L reminder that we definitely need Dax Ryan McGregor to keep supporting this family be- cause, it seems there are gong to be many highs and lows and Dax has a very, very long road ahead," Zastoke wrote. Shannon McGregor, Dax's mother, posted an update on his condition on Sunday, Oct. 14. The Captain's License Course Coming to Catalina Island November 5 - 16, 2012 Increased Safety for Family and Friends Option to Take Passengers for Hire / Improve Your Navigation Skills / Better Insurance Rates Become a Licensed Captain/ Call Today 888-262-8020 reporL however was dated Friday, Oct. 12. "As of now, "he is still in ICU. However, I can see he is im- proving after all of the other issues he has had with the brain and the lungs on top of all that, he ac- quired a very long blood dot that reaches from the top of his left side of his neck, down to the lower part of his left arm. "Once the ultrasound detected that (as his left arm was in great pain and swollen, so me and his dad were pushing to get it checked out for three days) there was this blood clot, he was immediately re- turned to icu and started receiving an iv of heprin, which is a blood thinner that prevents future blood clots," she wrote. According to Shannon Mc- Gregor, the blood thinner poses an additional risk because of his recent brain injury and the blood clot may have to thin on its own. "To me, he seems to be doing bet- ter. Today, he used his left arm to remove the leg pressure wraps (they annoy him greatly, but are so necessary), and yesterday, he couldn't even move or use that arm," she wrote. She said her softs three pneu- monias appear to be almost gone. "His brain surgery went well as we all know," Shannon McGregor wrote. "However, his CT scan shows some brain damage on the left and right sides. I can tell all of you that Ryan still has his person- ality, can read and write, remem- ber and learn. He can eat some foods, speak in small sentences, and remember all that visit him," "His eyes and motor skills are not quite there yet. But as long as there are no more setbacks, he's going to do nothing but improve and get better," Shannon Mc- Gregor wrote. She said the plan is for him to go into rehab and learn to be himself again. She said her son's dream is to go home. Dax McGregor's setback came two days after his initial release from the ICU. Fall 2012 Bowling League Results The Fall Bowling League is well underway. Sin City and the Sphere Chuckers are tied at the tbp. With some new teams this sea- son: Brown's Bowler's, Sphere Chuckers, Glory Bowl, Son- sacones, Mexi-Can, and the Beach Bums things are really heating up. The new teams have brought- some serious competition to the game. League play continues through Dee. 6. The following are league re- suits through Oct. 15: Sin City--wins: 6; losses 0 From page 1 Campbell. Humans have used trained birds to hunt for thousands of years. Li- censed falconers have been hired by winemakers to protect vine- yards and by airports to keep un- wanted birds away from planes. The contract for On The Wing Falconry Services was on the consent calendar and was not dis-" cussed by the council. Bar ordinance passes An ordinance allowing restau- rants, bars or cafes in existing ho- tels in Avalon's high-density zone was approved on the second and final reading. Funds reallocatad The council redirected the use of $500,000 in Measure R funds. The money was originally going to be used on the Lower Terrace Road Project. However, that proj- ect has been delayed. According to staff, Measure R monies had to be spent by June 30, 2013, and Avalon staffers weren't sure the deadline could be met. To avoid that problem, staff recommended that the money be reallocated to the citywide street PLAN YOUR NEXT EVENT AT THREE PALMS AVALON ARCADE "Where all the fun happens!" *PRIVATE PARTIES* BIRTHDAYS *TEAM BUILDING* *FAMILY REUNIONS* *WEDDING FESTIVITIES* *CLUB OR GROUP MEETINGS* OR ***JUST FOR FUN,I*** .Arcade, X4D Ride, Bowling, Food and Drinks We have it all,l PLEASE CALL OR STOP BY TO MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE (310)510-0967 McGregor apparently suffered a brain injury during the Avalon homecoming game in late Sep- tember. One witness said he was sacked three or four times before he complained about not feeling well. McGregor was medi-vacced to the mainland for treatment. has been raising $25,000 for the McGregor family. So far, as of Thursday, Oct. 18, the web drive has raised $21,042 of that goal. Sphere Chuckers wins: 6; losses 0 Glory Bowl--wins: 5; losses: 1 Sanscones--wins: 4; losses: 2 Strike Up Bowlers wins: 4; losses: 2 Brew Crew--wins: 3; losses: 3 Beach Bums--wins: 3; losses: 3 Average Joes--wins: 3; losses: 3 Mexi-Can--wins: 3; losses: 3 Browns Bowlers--wins: 3; loss- es: 3 3 Men & A Lady--wins: 2; losses 4 Pinheads--wins: 2; losses: 4 Cat Bev & a Missfit--wins: 2; losses 4 Pair and Sparesmwins: 2; loss- es: 4 Lucky Strikes wins: O; losses: 6 The city of Avalon may use falcons like the one above to help clear nuisance birds. Courtesy photo repair project so the money could be spent by the deadline. Commuter subsidy increased The council approved increas- ing the adult commuter book sub- sidy from $65 to $70 per book. The subsidy is paid for annually by $600,000 from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transporta- tion Authority. Sewer inspection approved The council gave staff the go- ahead to proceed with a lateral sewer inspection program. The city will hire Dennis Jaich as an independent consultant for the project. Study session cancelled A study session on golf cart permits was cancelled. The issue will come back to the council at a future date. 8 1 Friday, October 19, 2012 THE CATAUNA ISLANDER