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|Sun, 11-27-2011 - 12:13am|
More trauma in our family. Last night, John's son, my stepson, and his daughter, John's granddaughter, were in a bad car wreck. DS is okay physically, but DstepGD is in serious condition in PICU at hospital. She has a fracture of the upper neck, base of head..broken neck..but is moving all limbs thank God!! Also two broken ribs from seat belt, many bruises and some cuts. When it happened, she vomited and aspirated. They left vomit in lungs and began slowly clearing it out this afternoon. She's on a respirator and hard neck brace and is in a drug induced coma. They wanted to slowly wake her up today and see how she handles the respirator, but won't be able to after further examining tests of neck break. Any slight movement of her head will cause total paraylsis. They were able today to reduce brain fluid from 30 to 20. If it stays at 20, in 2 to 3 days they will do surgery to fuse her head to her neck. After fusion solidifies after 3 months, she will have 50% reduced range of motion of her head & neck. This could have been worse and we are thankful she is alive!! She is an immature 11 year old. Seems more like a little girl to me. This is going to be hard and a loooong recuperation. He was feeling parental guilt even though is wasn't his fault, but that is easing up now. He got T-boned at an intersection with other vehicle hitting on her side of the car and then the cars hit two more cars. One other person had minor injuries. Thank you for your prayers. We'll