Lara was very injured. I have not been able to speak about it. My blog is only for uplifting and positive musings. But the wreck was horrific. A distracted driver ran a red light in a school zone and hit my daughters and her fiance car. They used the jaws of life to cut her out.
That moment changed both of there lives forever.
He walked away with some ongoing neck and back problems, some Post traumatic Issues and anxiety.
She didn't walk away. The stay at the hospital was long. Sleepless pain-filled nights. It left her with a crushed pelvis, all the ribs on the right side broken, skull fracture, inner ear concussion, stage three concussion, internal bleeding, contusions on her liver and lung and a Traumatic Brain Injury. After she was moved into the rehab part of the hospital we quickly feel into a routine of making her move. She is able to walk around with a walker and wheelchair. She is non weight baring on her right side.....that was up until today. This morning her orthopedic specialist has finally given her the go ahead to start rehab again...to learn to walk......we didn't know if this would ever happen....
I think that is why I can write about it. She can start rehab. WOW.
The neurologist hopes the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) will heal itself in a few month. She has no short term memory, horrible vertigo (spinning and falling sensation all the time), no appetite, no filter on her mouth (which is cute and funny most of the time) and sometimes cannot get the words out she wants to so she can become angry. Also my wonderful daughter who hated to clean now has to have everything SPOTLESS!!!! She cannot have clutter. It is too much visual sensory. Big crowds are a no no and she tape records or writes everything down. She also prefers to watch TV on mute. But really TV is better that way. ;)
We have known and met many wonderful people along this journey. Kind people are everywhere.
Hospital Bed at Home