My sister, Brittany was involved in a bad car wreck on June 28, 2017. The accident took place around 8pm, which left her and her friend severely injured from being wrapped around a tree. Brittany is currently in trauma center hospital in Wisconsin. As a result of this accident, she lost a lot of blood from being trapped between the car and the tree for several hours. Brittany had to be ejected from the car with the "jaws of life" before being transported to the hospital. ￼
On June 29th, Brittany has the first of many surgeries. This surgery consisted of repair of both her broken legs. She currently has two long metal rods in her right leg .
The surgery was successful, however, Brittany is now experiencing severe pain. ￼
On July 1st, Brittany had her second surgery, which was for her hip replacement. The doctor's stated they weren't 100% satisfied with the result of this surgery. The doctor's hope that while Brittany is on bedrest that her hip bone will align correctly and they won't have to operate again. The doctor's plan to continue to monitor her progress with her hip. She now has two plates and nine pins in her hip bone. ￼
Brittany is awaiting the results of a MRI on her PCL. She was advised that it is severely torn. Pending the results of this MRI, it will determine if she will need surgery on her PCL.
Brittany isn't allowed to put any weight on her hips or legs for at least four to six months. She will eventually have to participate inrehab to learn to stand, bend and walk again. This process will take between 3 to 4 months. ￼
Brittany's blood level was at 6.3 after the accident. She is now on her third transfusions because it has to get back up to 12.5. She has been placed on blood thinners, strong narcotics, anxiety and sleep aid medications. Brittany will have to learn how to administer the Lovenox shot injections because she will have to continue this treatment at home as well.
Brittany doesn't have any medical insurance. Which is a huge worry for even as she lays in the hospital bed. I sat on the phone with her for hours at a time stating positive affirmations and prayers. Her anxiety has spiked tremendously (which is understandable).
Imagine waking up as an independent 23 year old woman, and going to sleep as a dependent 23 year old who is now on bed rest and will have to bring in her 24th birthday learning how to regain her strength so she can walk again.
Brittany's biggest concern right now is financial assistance and support. Her mother passed away in 2013 from Lupus, our dad lives in Charleston, and Brittney resided with her grandparents. Brittany doesn't want to be a burden on her grandparents or anyone for that matter. However, she is aware that she has a long road to recovery and she will need tons of assistance along the way. Not to mention she will be out of a job and will eventually have to worry about purchasing another vehicle.
Any donation would be greatly appreciated. She is in need of tolietries, gowns, etc. If you prefer to send something directly to her room please contact her directly for the address.
Thanks so much for your continued prayers and support.
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