Update

Wow, it has been a long and stressful week! I am exhausted due to lack of sleep, going non-stop and not eating like normal....

But we had a decent Christmas despite the circumstances. Opened presents Christmas morning with Matt and then visited Mom in the hospital. Then we went to my grandma's for dinner for a few hours. Christmas just wasn't the same without Mom, though. :(

Here's an update on her condition:

First of all, she has multiple breaks and fractures. She broke both femurs, her tibia, fibula and heel on one leg, both knee caps, and her left hip is broken is 3 places.  She also had a liver laceration, half a collapsed lung, and fractured ribs.  She has already had a few surgeries to repair some of the bones, but still has many to go.

The first night we were there, we were able to talk to her, and she was coherent and able to talk. The next day, she ended up having to go on a breathing tube and has been pretty much sedated from that point on. 

This past Monday evening we were informed that she was not responding to commands as she should have been, so they did an MRI and discovered that she does have some injury to the brain. The doctor told us that she has what it is called a Diffuse Axonal Injury. Basically, it occurs as a result of whiplash from the impact of the collision and the neurons in the brain become damaged. This was devastating news because the one thing we had been thankful for was that she had no head injury or brain damage.

I guess it's just a waiting game now....She has a long road ahead of her, and all we can do now is pray and hope for a full recovery!

Thank you all for your prayers. Keep them coming!

Comments

  1. prayers still being sent!
    big hugs from our family to yours!!!!!!

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  2. I'm sorry about your mother. I hope we hear good things soon!

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  3. Lindsay,
    I will be saying prayers for her. Her injuries are severe, but nothing for Him. I will pray for her strength and courage to get through this and for her body to mend quickly. You take care of yourself too so you can continue to be there for her. It sounds like she has quite a road in front of her, but she can get through it. I hate this for you and your family.
    Take care,
    Crystal

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    1. Thanks so much, Crystal. She does have a long road ahead, but she will make it through. All I can do is hope and pray right now, and trust in what I know about our God. :)

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