I am a nurse and have been in the nursing field for over 30 years. I even worked a couple of years on a TBI unit, I loved working there and loved the patients. I quit because my son was just about a year from driving age and I was having constant nightmares about him. Well ten years later I got "the call". He had been the passanger in an impaired drivers car. He laid in the car for eight hours before being found, was found by the tow truck driver that came to haul the car away. He had lost ten units of blood, both lower legs were crushed with bones protruding out the bottom of his L foot and R shin, broke both femurs L femur 2 breaks, R femur 1 break, several broken ribs, bilateral collapsed lungs, pelvic breaks, L ulna break, R jaw break, R ear cut off (they did a great job of reattaching!) and three brain bleeds. This young man was in the worst physical condition of anyone I had seen, in all my years of nursing. They said he wouldn't live, he "isn't in there", "he will never come off the respirator", "he will always be vegatative".... These were the comments we heard everyday. I won't go through the long recovery process we have been through (with a lot more to go) but I will say 10 months after the wreck (4 of those in the hospital 2 of those on lifesupport) he now walks with a cane, eating and speech are normal, basic math and reading skills are returning, still struggles with short and long term memory problems, emotion control issues, and pain, but God has brought him way past what anyone ever predicted and I still pray for a full recovery for him. I am uploading some pictures of him into my profile if anyone wants to see them. Sorry this was so long and thanks for taking the time to get to know us.
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