Brandon Broschofsky

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Early in the morning on Sunday May 12th 2019 Brandon Broschofsky was in a motorcycle accident. (This was Brandon's 34th birthday) From the looks of the accident he must have been going too fast and lost control of the bike, this was near his home in Sauk Rapids.
 During the accident he hit the right side of his head and face on the ground.
 Someone came across the accident and called for help and gave him CPR until the ambulance arrived.
 He was rushed to the Saint Could Hospital where the first step in his journey to recovery happened. He had brain surgery. During this surgery they were attempting to help the swelling and bleeding of the brain. They installed an ICP monitor (this measures the pressure inside of the skull due to the brain) they also installed some drains for the extra blood. Surgery was successful and he was out of surgery and in a room in the ICU by around 9am on Sunday.
 He was hooked up to a feeding tube, ventilater, and many other monitors to help him. As they accessed the injuries so far they found that all his injuries seem to be from the neck up. He has a black eye and has broken some of the bone around the eye on his right side and broke his right jaw. However the main concern is the injury to the brain, the three main concerns that were brought up by the nurse are movement on his left side, his speech and his memory.
 On Sunday over the course of the day family and friends began to gather and go to visit him and try to figure out a game plan for while he was in the hospital. Brandon has 2 daughters (Kaiya 14 & Kaycee 10) and he has 2 dogs Duke and Xena (Xena is a puppy she's only 3 months old) A game plan for the next two weeks was figured out so that his home, children and pets would be cared for while he is in the hospital. As well as many visits from his daughters and other friends and family.
  On Monday May 13th, he had some involuntary movement on the left side of his body. He is still unconscious but moves a little bit while he is out and when they rotate him which they do about every two hours. The movement was our first good sign. 
  On Tuesday May 14th, after the second try they were able to successfully remove the ventilator and so he is breathing on his own. They also were able to remove the drains from his brain but kept on the monitor for the time being just to make sure that everything was continuing to progress as far as the swelling of the brain going down.  On Tuesday night after we had left from our visit he spoke his first words since the accident and the nurse said she heard him say "I don't hate you".  This is an amazing step in his journey to recovery. That same night he had also squeezed the nurses hand hard with his left hand. We're so thankful for both of those steps.
  On Wednesday May 15th, he had 2 times early in the day when he spoke and then later in the day he was able to say his name. Also when his step mom Donna was there in the afternoon he opened his eyes and he said her name. He was trying to speak but couldn't say anymore. However the fact that he has now been vocal multiple times is a very good sign. They also removed the ICP monitor from his brain in the afternoon and that means he's able to move out of the ICU. At 7pm wednesday he was moved to the Neuro Progressive Unit to continue his recovery there. 
  Brandon has a long road to recovery ahead and there are a lot of questions that we can't answer until he wakes up.
  From everything that has happened he is going to have a lot of medical bills and since he has been out of work it's going to be a struggle just to handle his regular monthly bills. It's unknown at this time how long it will take to recover and what his condition will be exactly.
  So the hope is that we can band together to help raise some money to support him financially through this time so that he can focus on his recovery once he wakes up. 
  Right now he and his daughters could also use as many prayers and good vibes as you can possibly send. His daughters have been very strong through this ordeal but each day that there father can't come home and that they don't know what will happen it gets harder. 
Please help by donating and then sharing this page, the outpouring of support has been heart warming and I can't thank you all enough for all of your kind words, thoughts and prayers. Little by little those prayers and good vibes are helping him to recover.
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Brandon has made significant improvements over the past 2 weeks.
These include taking his first steps, being able to hold a conversation, using the telephone and eating regular food.

This is incredible news and we are very happy for the improvements that he has made.

The next step is moving to a new facility which will happen on Wednesday. He will be in the new facility for 2 weeks and they will step it up with physical therapy (PT)

He has been having PT and speech therapy once a day Monday through Friday with a break on Saturday and Sunday at Regency Hospital.. in the new facility he will have PT 3-4 times per day which should help him to progress even faster.

Currently when he is walking he still needs some help and struggles to stop himself once he gets going so with continued PT this should improve.

With food he should be able to have the feeding tube removed soon and he still needs to be monitored and needs some help while eating but we are hoping he will gain more independence with that at the new facility.

When he talks he still gets confused and forgetful and is struggling with his short term memory a little bit. Certain details are sticking though which is good. For instance he is very aware that he is going to somewhere new on Wednesday the 12th and this is excites him.

He has had many visitors and phone calls and that has helped him significantly with staying positive and to co tinie to fight through this recovery.

Thank you sooooooo much to everyone who has visited or reached out or donated to help him. Keep those prayers and good vibes coming he’s going to need them and they have helped him make it to where he is now.

We are feeling very blessed with the progress he has made and continues to make and the out pouring of support. Words can’t describe the struggle this has been but every word or thought or prayer of encouragement has helped to make it this point. Thank you again for the support.
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Today, makes it 2 weeks that Brandon has been in the hospital. He was moved to a rehabbing facility on Wednesday where he will continue to work on his recovery from the accident. He has physical and speech therapy every Monday through Friday.
Right now they have been using some sort of lifting device to moving him to a chair where we can sit up for a while during the day. He has been making some movements on his left side but it’s still not as strong as his right side. He opens his eyes and looks around and sometimes looks at you but his pupils have not gone back to normal yet. He also talks, his voice is quiet when he talks and you can see that it takes some effort but that will improve over time and it doesn’t always make sense but it’s good that he’s talking and he’ll start to make more sense over time.
Recovery from this point will be slow but hopefully steady.
The continued support has been so wonderful and helpful. Thank you for following Brandon’s journey and praying for him and his family members.
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Brandon was resting peacefully today. He has reached one week in the hospital as of today. The bandages have been removed from his surgery and they removed the neck brace. His eye is looking a little better each day as well but still is a little black and blue on the one side. There has been discussion of moving Brandon to Bethesda this week as he could receive better long term care in this facility. It has become more apparent as time goes on that this will be a long term recovery process. The nurse today was saying that we need to prepare ourselves for potentially a year on this path to recovery. Please keep the prayers coming for him that he’s able to make a full recovery. I’m hoping we’ll be able to get a better picture of what exactly that will look like or involve soon and I will pass that along once I find out.
I want to thank everyone for your generous donations and for all the prayers and well wishes.
Brandon has a long road ahead and the outpouring of support has been very heartwarming. Brandon has many wonderful people in his life and that just goes to show what a good person he is. Thank you all again for all of the support it means so much especially for his daughters to be able to see the support. Thank you.
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