Healing for Cadence

As many of you know Cadence was in an ATV accident on Saturday August 19th, 2017 which was also my 39th birthday. Cadence's Dad was at work and his stepmother was running errands so we only know what we were told what happened by neighbors. The neighbors said Cadence was on his ATV going backwards as fast as he could and somehow he flipped the ATV and it was on top of him. Cadence was not wearing a helmet even though he had been told repeatedly since he was 5 to always wear one. The EMS was called and they called Samaritan to come get him. The flight nurse that was on the flight is my neighbor. She said he is lucky to be alive. He arrived at Parkview in Fort Wayne that afternoon and we found out the extent of his injuries. Cadence is suffering from skull fractures, a C1 fracture, and a traumatic brain injury to his frontal lobe. His doctors also think he has something called DAI but a mild version of it. He is very very mean at time which is a symptom of DAI. We are still in Parkview hospital until the neurosurgeon releases him to go to rehab. Once he goes to rehab he will be there for a few weeks which they want family to be present while they do the rehab. His father and I both work but we are going to have to take FMLA which we do not get paid for to be able to be with him. We also have no idea what the future looks like once we get home or the medical expenses we will have acrewed by that time. No one in our families has ever had a traumatic brain injury before and it is a roller coaster of emotions. I cannot even describe what this is like but I pray no one I know ever has to go through this with their child. He will get better but it is going to take time. Every single day is different with him. The only way I can explain it is dealing with someone who is bipolar or suffering a manic episode. He is all over the place. Every other word is a curse word most days as well. Please continue to pray for him and us. Thank you


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Megan Kinney 
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