As I promised in my first post I would keep everyone updated regarding EH’s recovery. This post is is going to document everything from the beginning using images as well as words. All images are provided by my sister and I am presenting them as I received them. If you happen to follow me on facebook you will recognize a lot of the later images.
(NOTE: SOME IMAGES ARE NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH.)
So let’s begin:
In the aftermath of the Tornado EH was brought to Norman Regional…
He was placed in ICU immediately. And the lengthy process of discerning his injuries began.
It wasn’t pretty… Immediately they found:
- Multiple contusions and lacerations
- Collapsed lungs
Once they managed to take scans they found:
- Chipped T-7, the broken piece residing elsewhere
- One shoulder was cracked with multiple fractures, the other shoulder completely broken.
There was immediate concern regarding a rather large wound on his back.
Over the course of several days they preformed 3 operations to remove debris and clean this wound up. A wound-vac was then attached to continue the process.
Other wounds were also cleaned and stitched up.
EH spent 2.5 weeks in ICU under the care of some excellent nurses and doctors. (Though he doesn’t really remember much of anything during that time.)
During his time in ICU he was visited by a lot of folks including –
Shortly after leaving ICU they managed to get EH into a chair…
And then they put him in a wheel chair…
(Video on Facebook)
EH was then moved to Oklahoma City – to the Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Center.
His back still has the gaping hole, but other wounds have been healing up fairly well.
Jean has been staying with EH for the most part. Leaving only to take care of a few things here and there.
She shared pictures of the remains of her car. ( A car which she has only had for little over a year…)
It’s still quite mind boggling to see metal twisted like this…
Shortly after EH transferred to Jim Thorpe I finally managed to travel to Norman and help my sister out. I picked up my niece and nephew who just finished spending three weeks with Omi. Now they get to spend the week with me.
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