She was hit on her drivers side and was pushed through a fence. The car was impaled by a portion of the fence only missing her by centimeters. She was trapped in the car until EMS and police officials got there and got her out.
Elisabeth was rushed to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center where they discovered that all of her ribs on her left side had been crushed. She suffered a hemo-pneumothorax (her left lung collapsed and her chest cavity was filled with blood.) By some miracle she sustained no head injuries or other broken bones. There were several failed attempts to re-inflate her lung, after which they discovered that her left bronchial tear that was prohibiting her lung from being inflated.
Due to the severity of the injuries she was stabilized and then air lifted with her husband to the University of Utah Hospital and is now in the ICU. She has been in and out of consciousness and is now intubated to allow her body to not have to work so hard to breath.
They are anticipating surgery to attempt to repair everything tomorrow September 23rd, as long as all the scans today look good.
Her two little girls are staying with their aunt; but as you can imagine the next several weeks to months will be filled with lots of traveling back and forth to Salt Lake to see their mom and dad while they are recovering in Utah.Their car has been totaled. We are unsure of the total cost of medical expenses right now but they will now doubt be massive.
Any help given will be so greatly appreciated, even if its in the form of prayers!
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