Hey Cody it is me Courtney I hope you don’t get mad, but I am going to write in your journal while you rest up. I can’t just sit here and do nothing while the doctors try to fix you.
Cody did not have a good time last night. The stitches on his left hand opened up yesterday and became infected. He had to stay the night at the medical facility to be monitored. The infection has spread quickly and has yet to slow down. If it gets any worse they might have to cut of his left arm! Next time tell people about this brother or I will never let you forget about it! Cody has been in a daze most of today. The pain meds have him sleeping a lot. The doctor taken care of Cody tonight is one of the people the rescue party brought back. His name is Dr.Singh a surgeon that retired to set up a family practice in town. Most of the people crammed in the van when Dad came back was his office staff and family. The doctors have done all they can to try and save your arm. All we can do now is wait. You may never say it, but what you did during the battle was so courageous. It is so like you to think of others instead of yourself.
Lily told us it was Cody the first ran to help others once those large cracked skin monsters attacked. Even though you knew it was risky and that you might not make it out alive. Lily also told us he engaged one of those “Charred” in melee combat and won. Looking at his wounds though it doesn’t seem like it was a flawless victory. Cody’s injuries are extensive. He is missing two fingers on his left hand, the bruising on his face was so bad that his left eye is still swollen shut. Also he has cuts all up and down his body. Mom said that you were more stitches than man. I tried to ask Lily more, but that was all she remember. She didn’t make it out of the battle unharmed either. Both Lily and Cody were one of the first ones to get brought into the makeshift triage set up in the mess hall. Cody looked so bad that we didn’t think he would make it. How this infection is spreading tonight he still might not. Mom just barely started letting him leave the house last two day. Only so he could watch Will and Beth the girl he has secret crush on train with Lily. Then it was right back home to rest of. I knew his injuries were bad when Mom let him sleep in and didn’t make him do homeschool. I wish my family would stop getting injured all the time. Maybe after all these attacks happen we can go back to normal. Whatever normal is when you are living through the end of the world. Beth is here to keep me company tonight. I think she likes Cody and much as he tries to hide how much he likes her. They will make a cute couple I think I will try to get them together.
Today we buried all the people that passed away from the attack. We held The service at sunrise. The suns rose slowly warming us as the rays lit the predawn ground. Dad gave a simple eulogy. Listing the names of the fallen. There was ten in total that died during and after the attack. The Smiths family lost their oldest and youngest son. The Lopez family was wiped out of all five family members. Leaving an open cabin for a new family to move into. Yesterday the last Davis brother passed from his injury. Preceding his two other brothers. Had it not been for all these people I would not be here today. I attended the funeral with all the other veterans and their families. The bodies were buried in one large grave and a single headstone marked the people that lay to rest there. We gave our thanks and goodbyes. Then set out for work. Even though you feel like the world had stop, it goes on. It has been a long last seven day since the attack. The ghouls still keep attacking, but not in numbers like before. A few here and there. Most of them a ghastly remembrance of the person it once was. I have not been to the battle site since the attack, but am told the new ghouls that have arriving do not look pretty. Once they are dispatched they get their own funeral. Each day a tractor pushes the slayed ghouls into a pile to be burned that night. No one cries for them.
Lily was hurt in the final attack. This time only a few stitches, two sprained ankles and a dislocated shoulder. Will has been attending to her night and day. Pushing her around in a wheelchair to get around. Rewrapping her ankles at night and making sure she takes her medicine. She is eating up all the attention to. In turn though she is has been coaching him on gun safety and how to fire in a squad formation. He has a great teacher. Beth has been paired with Will to help to get used to shooting with someone next to him. Also Beth needs the practice just as much. Lily has them running drills on the compounds make shift firing range. Miller has taken over as range master which used to be Mr. Lopez’s job. Under the guidance of Both Lily and Miller Will and Beth have improved. The last two days alone they have made great progress. Beth is great at long range, but suffers in short range. I watched her miss with a shotgun trying to hit a target almost at 10 feet which takes skill to do. Will is a nice medium not great in any one area, but good all around. After practice Miller clears the range then they have to collect all the spent cartridges to reload and use for the next day. Which is another skill they needed to learn. Ammo had to be better regulated since the ghoul started showing up. Use too much ammo and we will have to fight the charred and ghouls off with sticks. I think I opened up the stitches on my left hand again. I guess that is all the writing for me today.