was nearly ended.
On that fateful morning a fog had flooded the area and as she progressed her way into work she was clobbered by a pick-up truck that was traveling at such a speed that it tossed her vehicle like a toy causing it to roll several times and finally landing next to a poll.
Her broken and battered body was taken to the hospital where the doctors did not think she would live 15 minutes.
As anyone knows the first hours and days are so important. Each hour she lived and each day that went by gave hope that she was going to pull through. She was kept in a medically induced coma for a long time and then gradually allowed to start coming out.
Her major injuries included a broken neck, 4 fractures in her pelvic, internal bleeding, broken ribs, and she lost her spleen. Traumatic brain injury resulting in major swelling occured, and the long term results are yet to be determined. There were a host of other problems, but somehow she's been strong enough to keep on pulling through. Many weeks in intensive care and various surgeries ensued.
Approx. 6 weeks have passed and she's been moved to a rehabilitation center. She has been able to voluntarily open her eyes, look for someone and she gave a thumbs up a few days into physical therapy. She can't vocalize and these moments are brief, but she surely seems to be a living miracle!
|A loving sister's hand holding on|
Kelsey is a friend of my daughter's and I sure hope they will share some laughs together again soon. As a parent I can't imagine the anguish her parents have been going through. I wasn't as confident through this and tried to prepare my daughter for the worst. The doctors have been amazed at her recovery and have been baffled by it. They've told the family "whatever you're doing keep it up" - because they've never seen anyone pull through like this with the level of injuries she had.
Her family and fiance Tyler's unwavering faith in God have never given up and have always believed that she was going to pull through this.
Hundreds of people are praying for her and keeping her close in their hearts, but she can always use more!
Say a little prayer for Kelsey, her family and for all the wonderful doctors, nurses, and therapists that have helped her get this far along. She has a long journey yet to travel.
Thumbs up Kelsey!