August 20, 2010

Daughters Leg injuries.... WARNING YUKKY PICS!!!!!!!

My daughter was hit by a hit and run driver on her 27th Birthday and spent 8 days in intensive care in critical condition and another 8 days in critical Orthopedic care followed by home visits from the home health care nurse and lots of Dr appts.
She had 4 surgeries in the first 36 hours after they got her stable enough to take her in!!! I honestly do not think I have never been so scared for my baby in my life. 
Her leg was shattered from the knee down. (her patella and tibia (?) ) She had 7 surgeries all together that 1st week and there will be at least 2 more. 
There is severe nerve injury as well and the 4th surgery was a femoral artery bypass because there was no blood flow to her lower leg.  2nd or 3rd day home, she slipped and broke her left wrist... tak about adding insult to injury!!! 
It is almost 2 mos into it and she has an infection in the femoral artery bypass site. Has been on antibiotics for it for over 2 weeks now and is on the 3rd batch now and hopefully it will go away.

I will do the least offensive pic 1st, the next couple will be VERY GRAPHIC... scroll to the next post if you are squeemish AT ALL!!!!!
This is after her leg was wrapped it (about 10 days).... She had half a million IV holes! It was unreal.




This is after the femoral artery bypass and she was still unconscious most of the time. She had 4 stitches in her eyebrow and scuff up cheek and eye and black eye... she will kill me if I post that one!!!!!  
The dark hole (s) are on both sides of her legs are open incisions with drains to drain off the fluid from her leg.

1 comment:

  1. yuck. Poor thing. I hope she gets better soon.


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