Cody's Medical Fund
EDIT: I realize that the original post is a bit vague about the injuries Cody faced and the journey he has ahead of him. I originally did this on purpose out of respect for Cody as I'm not sure he would want his story so public. However, I've realized that people who are not close to this issue may not grasp how serious his condition is, or how long he is going to have to be in the hospital as a result. Cody sustained several injuries after being ejected out of the truck he was riding in. He received 2 skull fractures, severe head trauma, 7 broken ribs, 1 collapsed lung, 1 partially collapsed lung, a laceration to his liver, and 2 lacerations to his right kidney. He has improved quite a bit since the accident - his liver and kidney are not longer bleeding, and he was able to have both chest tubes removed. However, the most concerning of his injuries is his head trauma. Cody is not conscious and we are not sure when he will be. So far our time at the hospital has been long periods of waiting for some small improvement or update from his nurses and doctor. We do not have a lot of information yet, so as of right now we have no clue how long he will be in the hospital. It could be weeks, months, or even a year. The money donated will go towards our parents travel expenses as they have to continually return home to care for our younger brother. They will also go to paying for Cody's personal expenses while he is out of work, and his hospital bills. ~ORIGINAL POST~ If you know Cody, you know that the photo above describes him perfectly. He is funny, full of life, and SO loved. Cody was in an automobile accident early Sunday morning and received a lot of serious injuries. He is currently in critical condition and receiving the best care possible. Even so, he has a long recovery road ahead of him and with that, medical bills. Our family is hoping to use this money in a variety of ways including travel costs, Cody's medical costs, and his personal expenses as he will be out of work for quite some time. Anything you are able to donate is very appreciated as it will help us out immensly. If you are unable to donate, please share. Thank you so much.+ Read More
It has been quite a while since I have posted about update, but we have been busy! Cody was able to have his trach removed :) he breathes on his own with no trouble. He participates in Occupational, Physical, and Speech therapy most of the day and does amazing! He is working on trying to speak, he can whisper to us occasionally. He walks with assistance up to 50 feet, has been able to start moving his right leg and he will hopefully be back to a normal diet by the end of the week. Cody loves to give his therapists a hard time and laugh with them. We are so happy with his progress and can not wait to see what the next couple of weeks will bring us. Thank you all for your support and prayers during this incredibly difficult journey that our family has been on. It is far from over but every day brings Cody more success. As always, please share with everyone you know to help get the word out and donate if you are able.
The past 2 weeks have brought a lot of progress with Cody. First off, he was transferred to a hospital close to home which is a huge relief for our entire family. He is also breathing on his own without the help of the ventilator! He shows more purposeful movement, his brain swelling has shown a decrease and he is able to track people with his eyes occasionally. He also is using his strength to try and sit up in bed. Please keep praying for Cody, he is showing improvement every day and we really appreciate the support.
Cody was moved out of the CCU into a progressive care room on Friday of last week. On Sunday we received an Easter blessing and Cody started breathing on his own with just a little help from a trach collar (this just gives him extra oxygen, he does 100% of the breathing). The last 2 days he has been doing really well breathing on his own. The hope is that he can be weaned off the ventilator at night time too. Cody also moves his left arm and left leg and has some head movements. All good signs!! Please keep praying for him, he is doing extremely well but still has a very long road ahead of him.
Cody had a tracheotomy procedure done yesterday and a feeding tube put directly into his stomach so that he no longer has anything in his mouth, up his nose, or covering his face. Both procedures went well and he spent the rest of the napping. He was also measured for a helmet yesterday. The helmet is something he will have to wear whenever he is moved from his bed. This is to protect his head since two pieces of his skull have been removed. He has been more active and opens his eyes spontaneously. Both are signs of improvement. We are hoping he can be moved out of the CCU this week into a different room.