Katie's Medical Needs

    My name is Sharon. On January 3rd, 2015 my daughter was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street with her boyfriend and her 4yr old daughter (my granddaughter) . Thankfully her boyfriend and daughter were walking a few steps behind her but unfortunately they had to witness her getting hit.
    She had short periods of consciousness from the time she was hit up until she went into her first surgery.
    Although the Northern Virginia Daily reported she was transported to Warren Memorial hospital with non-life threatening injuries. That was untrue. She was taken to Winchester Medical Center, where she was stabilized and taken into Xray as well as having a CT scan.
    Winchester Medical Center said that she needed to be seen in a level one trauma unit immediately, as they were getting ready to fly her to Fairfax Inova hospital the weather became too bad for anyone to fly. She then was loaded into an ambulance and took the 72 mile ride from Winchester to Fairfax Hospital.
    Once she arrived at Fairfax Hospital she was immediately taken into surgery. They worked on her legs for just over 8 hours.Her left leg was broken from the ankle to the knee and her right leg was broken her ankle to her hip. We were told that her knee on her right leg was the worst and that the surgeon worked on that knee for 4 hours alone. It was completely reconstructed! There were some issues during her surgery and Katie needed to be resuscitated. When she was finally brought into recovery we ran into more issues, and she was resuscitated for a second time.
    The accident also caused a badly bruised right lung. When they took her off the oxygen in the recovery room we watched as her lips started to turn blue and her SPO2  dropped from 100% to 42%. She then was required to wear a CPAP mask hooked to a breathing machine until her lung improved.
    She became completely conscious January 6th 2015!! God is Good!!!!  Four days later she was able to have surgery on her right arm which was broken from the elbow up to the shoulder. They were hoping to have it fixed when they did her legs but with the issues that arose during that surgery they wanted to get her out from under anesthesia as soon as possible. She went into surgery for her arm, and after about 5 hours she was in recovery with no issues whatsoever!
    The day after her shoulder surgery she was moved out of the ICU and to a regular room.  That is when the hunt began for a rehabilitation center.  We quickly became very discouraged, the Rehab centers weren't willing to take her due to being non weight baring on 3 out of 4 limbs. The staff then found a nursing home that offered to take her.  The next afternoon Katie was transported to the Nursing Facility and immediately began physical therapy on both legs as well as her right arm and shoulder.

As you can imagine, she has acquired tons of medical bills. I myself had to take a substantial amount of time off of work which has seriously negatively affected our family. When it is time for Katie to leave the Nursing home, she will be coming back to my home, where we will need to purchase supplies to help her do everyday things more comfortably as she may still be non weight baring on her right side.

We appreciate any donation that you can give. As everyone knows every little bit helps. As well as donations we could use every prayer we can get for a speedy recovery and pain control.



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KG Padgett 
Front Royal, VA
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