A JENNA BENNA Update (10-31-13 @ 2330): It has been several days since I've posted anything about our little angel with her broken wing, so I want to bring you up to date as a lot has been happening. First, her last MRI showed that she still has quite a bit of swelling and that the hematoma left from the actual aneurysm was still healing slowly.
We are now going on day 27 and even though Jenna still has a feeding tube and a main line IV, she is progressing remarkably well with her physical therapy, to the point of even sitting in a wheelchair for a few minutes each day. Even though she has to be assisted in getting out of bed and into the chair because of the deficit on her left side, she insists on standing for a few moments before sitting down. Can you say DETERMINED??? She still has a crooked little smile but the twinkle in her eye is getting brighter every day.
The following is some of a posting that Tammy wrote earlier today that gives you a little more insight into how Jenna is doing: "Every day we do a little more than we did yesterday. This has become a motto every morning. Today we drank out of a straw ( I forgot that this is a learned trait), we sat in a wheel chair longer, we focused a little bit better, and we whispered a little bit more. Jenna now has permission to YELL at me (she got a kick out of that) to get my attention. Her vocal chords are too weak to speak, and she can't eat yet because she is too weak to swallow, applesauce and oatmeal will have to wait."
On top of everything that the Naylor's have going on, they were involved in a car accident on the way home the other evening. I'm not sure how Tammy can keep her sense of humor but here is what she posted after it happened: "Soooo in true Naylor fashion... The kids and I were involved in a car accident after leaving Jenna tonight. We were rear ended on the 60. Carmyn and McKenna were transported with back pain. We are fine and will be discharged soon. I'm honestly waiting for the punch line...or a picture of me next to Murphy's Law... "
In closing this late night update, I again want to share part of a post that Tammy made the other day as she says it so eloquently"¦ "We have amazing people that will help us and root for us, and cheer Jenna every step of the way. Most importantly we have GOD and the prayers of so many. To know that you are not alone in agony or even defeat is priceless. To watch the power of prayer work before your eyes is nothing short of breathtaking"¦ God is Good!!! Keep those prayers coming!!!"
Jenna is on her journey to recovery. We are so blessed to still have her in our lives
22 days and counting in ICU, is a pretty penny, but our Jenna Benna is priceless. I would love love love to reach our goal for them, but there has been less and less activity on the site. If you wish to make a donation please do soon I may cash I out soon and deposit into an account we set up for Jenna at Chase by the end of the month:)
Thank you thank you for all your continued prayers, thoughts and healing energy for our family.
I love you Jenna!! You got this girlie:)
"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
"• Audrey Hepburn
LOVE THE SMILES JENNA!!!!
You are right girlie "This sucks" , but you are a strong young lady. You are on to therapy even if it is just sitting up on the side of the bed, and in true Jenna form, "No you can stand up yet Jenna" one step at a time :).
Now let exercise those vocal cords so we can hear your beautiful voice we have all been waiting for.
I LOVE YOU Jenna Benna
Jenna has fought for her life the first....well all of Jenna's days run together for me so I will say the first 12 days she fought to live. But her fight continues, now with the rehabilitaion on its way, this is where we will find out her limitations, how much she wants to get up, work at it, there is no way to know where her story ends or when she will be home only Jenna can say.
Baby girl this is your fight and you got this!!!
but we all fight together or we dont figh at all!!
I love you :). I hope you will get used to all my hugs and loves LOL :0)
All though I didn't get to see those pretty blues today.
Our Jenna Benna is waking up :) She is shaking her head yes and no to answer questions, like "Are you a Broncos fan Jenna" her head shakes YES!!
Her breathing tubes are gone as well as the drainage tubes. Her ICP are staying low. This is a great progress
Sorry I haven't updated, but since they put sleeping beauty in a coma there really isn't much to update beside "she doing good" still sleeping :). Her brain is slowly healing it's self and her COP haven't jumped up and down when the move her. So it is all still fantastic news that we a continuing to walk forward. Like they always say "no news is good news"
I love Jennas, th girl I rocked a a baby and the girl I have been firm with as a teenager. This is your fight and you got this!!!
They had to put Jenna back in a coma for a couple of days to heal her brain a little more. PLEASE PLEASE as much as we all want her to know we care and love her...she needs her rest, and with that means not so many visitors in her room. I think if I have heard right Tammy and Kenny want a LITTLE amount of them until at least Saturday to see how well she does. This is SO for the best. I myself have not been up there the past two nights, it is killing me but I know it is for the best.
I LOVE YOU so much Jenna
As much as I thought Tuesday Jenna was walking out of the woods, yesterday got her lost in them again, but she found a new path to walk on by the end of the day, I hope The Powers that Be walk the path with her today to show her the way. And may those who walk with her be Grandma Betty and Jenna's beloved friend Julie, be her Angels, hold her hand, lead her to open her eyes for mom and dad today, help her fight to heal.
Lets make $5000 today!! I can say enough thank you. You all are the living angels for The Naylors
The nurse had put ice packs under her arms to help bring the fever down...and...SHE MOVED!! she did NOT like it at all.. Her legs and arms were moving, She is still not awake :( we are on Jenna time for her to wake up but she can hear when you talk to her :). This is GREAT news. She is doing wonderful, now if she will just wake up in the next couple of days and respond to commands will be the best gift ever. Keep praying for a full recovery :)
Her care plan is to have low light, light stimulation, quiet voices, and light visitors. As much as we want to show Jenna how much we love her. I feel it is still in her best interest to stay true to the DR plans. Even if it is one person at a time and 15 min each or something like that. We all want what is best for her. LOVE YOU JENNA
Update on Jenna
Sunday was medicine to help control the pressure levels, it worked for awhile and she had a good night.
Today she had her second surgery to help manage her ICP levels, which is the brain pressure. They put in 2 shunts to help. They are slow taking away meds to let her wake up on her own time. This is where it sit..she by far is not out of the woods yet but we are all hopeful that this is the start :)
Tomorrow will be the 3rd day, which is a lucky number. We appreciate you all so much for caring, praying, donating, and most of all just being there for Tammy and Kenny in their time of need.
Continue to pray for a full recovery. I will try my best to update now that I know I can
The Naylor Family needs everyone's support in helping them get through this hardship that has put a perspective to life. Our little Jenna Benna is in the ICU recovering from brain surgery caused by a aneurysm and blood clot. Now we are asking for PRAYERS that the swelling stays down and a full recovery. As we all know, with life's devastations, prayers, and recovery the after math is always BILLS from the ambulance, helicopter transfer, surgery, at least a month long stay in the hospital, and therapy. If you can find it in your heart to donate any amount you wish to help the Naylor Family focus on Jenna's condition and recovery. Ease their worries on their financial situation. We appreciate all your help and support.
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