Hello Everyone, I am starting this page in hopes of helping a friend in need. The link above is the news footage from a horrible accident that took place on 12/29 around 11:15 pm. Rosalie Hill known as Rosie, was a passenger in a two car crash. There were 4 teens involved in the accident, three of which are home and ok!!! Rosie however was ejected from the rear of the car and is in the most critical shape. She was found first on the scene by her boyfriend who was in the car with her, my understanding is her airway was blocked at this time, luckily 2 folks drove by who just happened to be EMT's with bags and they began to work on Rosie immediately!!!
Rosie was rushed to MCV hospital where she was initially known as a Jane Doe at the age of 19 (she is 16). Rosie was found to have her jaw broken in 3 places, she has a broken cheek bone, nose and pelvis, her right eye is not responsive, they aren't sure if that's due to all the fractures and swelling or if its permanent damage, she also suffered from very severe head trauma and was unconscious in her own coma upon arrival.
Rosie was transferred to the crital care, neuro trauma unit of the hospital, on New Years Eve Rosie (still in a coma) took a quick and scary turn for the worse. This part chokes me up to talk about as it was such a close call. Rosie's brain pressure sky rocketed, the highest they really want to see your pressures go is 20, she went up to 32 on the ICP chart. Her heart rate dropped down to 45 BPM, they tried giving Rosie medicine to reduce the swelling, but this was not working fast enough!!!! They stated that if her brain were to swell anymore than it had that it would have no where to go but down, into her spinal cord which would kill her. The nurse at the time told Georgia basically this is it, we can't do anything more, its all up to Rosie "we are just basically keeping her alive". The Chaplin was sent out to talk to the friends and family that had flooded the waiting room, at one point there were close to 30 of us there planning to ring in the New Year with Rosie. The families minister asked that we all pray, with tears in our eyes and sniffles filling the room we all joined him. The nurses decided to just go old school, they wrapped Rosie in ice packs and gave her Tylenol, by midnight it seemed that miraculously she leveled out, she got stable!!
Since New Years Rosie has been holding strong, she still struggles with brain pressures that increase and cause scares, any type of interaction with her seems to be very stimulating and causes this, but she is fighting, she is on a respirator, but is taking more than half of her breaths on her own, she is heavily sedated and has not been awake since the accident (now over one week has gone by), she still has all of her broken bones as she is not stable enough for the doctors to operate yet, but she is stable "no news is good news", the doctors say stable is the best we can ask for right now and that stable at this point is actually really good news!
Rosie and her family have a very very long road ahead of them, if/when Rosie wakes up she will have surgeries and recovery as well as rehab to go thru, Georgia her mother is paying to park at MCV, she's spending gas money every day to come see her daughter, eating on the go and the doctors say all said and done this will cost upwards of a million dollars in medical bills.
The two boys who are at fault for the crash both only have liability insurance and being they are so young there is not much else they can go for plus they are just kids, so I am asking for help on Rosie & her families behave. Anything at all that you can spare to try to help them get thru this would be greatly appreciated.
A little history:
I have known Georgia & her two kids for about 9 years now. Rosie was only 7 when I met them. We did everything together!! Georgia is a wonderful single mother who works hard to take care of her kids!! Rosie is your typical teen :) she went thru her mischievous stage but prior to the accident had really turned her life around!! She was making straight A's in school, has a wonderful boyfriend (who'm by the way has stayed by her side the entire time) and she stays out of trouble. I always referred to Rosie as Rosie Posie as a little girl, lucky for me as a 16 year old now she never really minded my childhood nickname for her.
Please even if you can't offer any financial help pass this on and ask your friends to pray for Rosie!!!!
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- Wes hooker