Steve Berry- Plane Crash Survivor
"Steve's tremors still remain. Medical staff say they aren't related to seizure activity, but possibly related to his previous stroke. Co2 levels remain ridiculously high, which scares me. Wednesday he was scheduled for surgery on knee flap, remaining surgery on his back, and doing touch up places where his body is rejecting the Integra. During surgery, they were not able to continue with his knee because they found needed tissue after all. Steve still has the tracheostomy and is unresponsive. His left lung is bruised, right lung collapsed. CT scan revealed lungs have become a new focus. He has a lot of fluid buildup and that is not good with pneumonia. They are inserting a new tube for drainage. Thank you for our outpouring of love and support. You have no idea how much it helps me so I can continue to stay by his side!"
"Steve coded twice Wednesday night but they brought him back. They are doing an EEG to monitor for brain activity. Facial surgery and tracheostomy completed yesterday (5-12-16.) The surgery went well...Steve is a fighter and so am I! Some teeth had to be removed during surgery and his mouth is now wired shut. I'm okay with that, it's nothing a dentist can't repair. Pneumonia is still going strong. He has a lot of phlegm unfortunately. The doctors are still unsure if the stroke caused any permanent damage. We will know more once he becomes alert. He still remains unresponsive, but I am told this is to be expected due to his surgery yesterday. His head is trembling this morning and they can't tell me why. VERY FRUSTRATING. The docs are going to make rounds soon. Depending on Steve's awareness, I may go home this weekend to visit an empty house and lonely kitties. Thank you for your continued support and donations. You have no idea how much this will help!"
As you know, neither Steve or Annette have been able to work since his accident. Please continue to make donations. Several businesses and churches are collecting money on the side to help also. Our goal (Annette's work family) is that she doesn't have to worry about finances and can focus on Steve's care. Please contact Whitney Ingram if you would like to make a cash donation at 828-387-1744. Let's keep it up, Boone Family!