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Help Support Nick Webb

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Thursday,  February 22nd 2018, Nicholas Webb was hit by a car going 40 mph when going after his skateboard that had rolled into the road. The accident happened right outside of our house, where his mother was able to rush out and find him face down on the middle divider. His mom had to hold his head up to make sure he wouldn't breathe in his own blood, or the gravel on the road. He was struggling to breathe, and an ambulance was called right away to take him to the hospital. He has bleeding and swelling in his brain, a cracked rib, and a small collapsed lung. We are so blessed we still have him with us. 

He is currently in the ICU at UC Davis Hospital, receiving the best care he could possibly get. He is in an induced coma, with a stint in his head to allow the pressure to be released and for the swelling to go down. No child should have to endure what he did Thursday, but we pray that he will be okay. It is undetermined how long he will have to be in the hospital for, but we are anticipating at least a month if not longer. 

Nicholas Webb is 14 years old, and a freshman at Del Campo High School. He is in ROTC, he has straight A's, and he is a really really good boy with the biggest heart. He is an avid lover of music, especially rock bands like Avenged Sevenfold. Nick is a great piano player, and has been learning how to play the guitar also all by himself. He has a great support group around him consisting of his family and his friends, the people who love him the most. 

Please help us support Nick in anyway possible, keep our little boy in your prayers. These incidents are very,
very costly, and nobody expects for anything like this to ever occur. We have set a goal at $100,000, but please help us in any way you can. Every cent of the proceeds will be going towards Nicholas's medical bills. 

My name is Michaela Webb, I am his big sister and I do not understand why these situations happen to good, innocent people. I am writing this with a heavy heart, and all I want is my baby brother back home. 

Please make sure your children look both ways before crossing the street, and keep our family in your hearts during this trying time. Thank you. 

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4/17/18

Hello everyone! Nick is getting better every day, he is excelling in his physical therapy and is surprising the doctors and nurses everyday. He is talking in a loud whisper, he is trying to regain control over his balance and is steadfast in doing everything himself (although we have to remind him to slow down sometimes!). He is getting his great sense of humor back, and we are preparing for his coming home hopefully soon. Check out the picture I attached to this update, he is enjoying his first Dutch Bros drink since his accident!!!

- Michaela Webb
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Update 4/12/17

Hello everyone! Sorry for the late update, my family and I have been very busy now that Nick is in physical therapy. He is awake, conscious, and tackling many amazing feats! Nick is WHISPERING!! His voice is slowly but surely getting stronger, but he is indeed doing his best to communicate with everyone that visits! Nick has been eating solids (No more feeding tube!! No more wires!!), such as sandwiches, chicken, etc. He is also drinking water. They were concerned that he had a delayed swallow, but Nick has proven that he can surpass anything. We turned on his phone so now he can communicate with his friends and family easily. It seems he has some short term memory loss, mostly unable to recall events that have happened since he's been in the hospital but he still has his long term memory which is important. He partakes in 3 hours of physical therapy every day, and his biggest hurdle right now is walking and rebuilding whatever muscle mass he lost. Nick's personality is still very much intact, he remembers all of his favorite songs by heart, and is still wearing a smile on his face despite everything he has been through the last two months.
I have told Nick about all of your support, and he wanted me to tell you all how thankful he is for all the love and kindness that has been spread. Nick is not done with his recovery, but he is making many leaps and bounds. If everything goes according to the doctor's plan, he will (hopefully) be able to come home by the beginning of next month!

Thank you again to everyone that has been contributing, donating and praying during this difficult time in Nick's and our family's life. Special thanks to Del Campo High School for raising support for Nick, making signs, and for making a fundraiser for him during one of their AVID dinners! Nick is so appreciative that his school has done so much to support him during this time!

- Michaela and family
Nick before he got his feeding tube out
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Update 5/22/18

The doctors hypothesize that most of the medication is completely out of Nick's system. His brain is still "waking up", he cannot talk/walk/sit up by himself yet. We have been moved out of ICU to the Rehabilitation floor. Nick is officially in the rehab part of his treatment.
Nick will be starting 3 hours of physical therapy every day. They will slowly start helping him use the bathroom by himself, talk, walk, and perform all other basic functions. He is showing prominent expressions (big smiles when he is happy, grimacing when he is in pain, angry faces when he is upset). Nick will also sometimes giggle when something particularly funny happens. All he has currently is a feeding tube, but hopefully he will be able to eat solids soon.
It is undetermined how much longer it will be until he can come home. The doctors hypothesize a month, but this process is a day-by-day sort of thing. Some days are easier than others.
Nick also likes to use his limbs a lot right now. He will kick his legs around, move his arms up and down, and hold your hand.
This part of the process has been very scary/stressful for Nick, he is coming off all of the pain meds and is very confused. We don't know exactly how conscious and aware he is, but he will make eye-contact with you and generally acknowledge your presence. We hope for better days ahead, and for more positive updates.

Thank you all for your kind words, prayers, and donations. Special thanks to Bob and Hellen Mitchell at Surf and Skate on Greenback Blvd, they have started. a fundraiser for Nick at their shop and have been so supportive. Also special thanks to Nikol Grubbs of Dutch Bros Sacramento who has also continuously been reaching out to us and doing everything she can to help also. We are so grateful for EVERYONE'S kind gestures during this time.

Thank you,

Webb Family
Nick smiling at his friend Alexxis 5/20
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Update 3/12/18

About a week ago Nick was taken completely off of the coma medication, and as of last Thursday he has opened his eyes again! He is still in a "sleep-like" state due to the coma medication not being completely out of his system yet, so although he appears awake he really is not. Every day he becomes a little more conscious. We are hoping the medication will be completely metabolized by the end of this week or the week after. On Friday they removed the stint from his head (swelling is over), and they removed all of the wires that were stuck on his head to record any seizure activity. These were taken out because neither are no longer needed! Yay!

Today, Nick is beginning to follow you with his eyes, something he had not done a few days ago which is really great to hear because that is what the doctors are wanting to see. He is also jerking/lifting his arms and legs, and yawning/coughing. Nick still has the tube in his throat for the respirator (which I can't imagine being very comfortable) so he often attempts to spit it out or grab at it. The doctors say he passed the breathing test, so his lungs are capable of functioning on their own! They are worried his gag reflex may not be functioning yet (since a certain part of your brain triggers the gagging) so they are waiting before they take the tube out of his throat. Hopefully by this week they will decide it is safe to do so, or the more drastic step will be a tracheotomy if they have to go that route.

The doctors have also done an MRI on him!! This is the best news because originally they were saying they would not be able to complete an MRI for several weeks out due to the swelling, but the swelling has peaked and is now coming down! No more swelling!! Nick is so strong and so tenacious, it is no surprise to us that he is healing so quickly.

Today's update is a long one because we have already come so far in the last five days. Please everyone keep praying for Nick, we thank God everyday that this situation is not as worse as it could be, and we accept the blessings with open arms every day. Thank you again.

-Michaela Webb and family
Nick (3/9/18)
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