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Old 09-23-2013, 03:03 AM   #76
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Good news indeed!!!
Thanks for keeping us all posted.
By the sounds of her,,, she's going to be a good example of how important a PMA is.
Good Luck keeping up with her!

Don't beat yourself up, don't let her beat herself up either. Put it in the past and keep looking forward.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:47 AM   #77
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:25 AM   #78
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Glad to hear she's out of ICU.


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Old 09-23-2013, 06:39 PM   #79
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. I want the judge to sentnece her to look at a picture of Lauries face in the ICU every morning she gets in her car for the rest of her life.
First, 'm glad to hear MTgirl is making positive strides toward recovery - that is great news

Second, I'm with you on the 'recompense' action - drivers doing this (and worse) to us is just out of hand - they simply MUST be made to be accountable for the devastating harm their careless driving creates

Third, - don't grill yourself too badly over it being YOUR fault - I've lived with a similar grief for 8 years now and it's just not healthy - YOU didn't put that van in her path, your introduction of motorcycling cannot be blamed - if she loved riding then you weren't the bad guy here.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:52 PM   #80
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Really glad to hear!
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:42 AM   #81
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:40 PM   #82
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Just read this, I am glad she made it thru the surgery and is out of ICU.

Prayers for healing and recovery.

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Old 09-26-2013, 05:22 AM   #83
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Rehab

In 36 hours Laurie moved from a standard hospital room to the in Hospital Rehab floor. Trachea tube is out, but has to heal on it's own, which makes it difficult for her to talk, never mind the jaw wired shut. IV comes out today, most of the sticthes will go today and tomorrow. But no weight bearing on the right leg for ten weeks for the broken pelvis. Scary watching the cognative testing to establish a base line for improvement, this is a gal who has worked on main frame setup for Honeywell, for Cummins as a private contractor, and a bunch of other big stuff writing the pirmary software operating codes. Some pretty basic math was tough yesterday. Doctors say don't be to concerned as we are only about ten days out from the initial impact. At least she recognizes me and can smile.Thanks for your thoughts and prayers
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:10 AM   #84
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At least she recognizes me and can smile.
That has to be priceless right there!!!
From what you described in your first post,,, she's made a lot of progress already!!!
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:39 AM   #85
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Some pretty basic math was tough yesterday. Doctors say don't be to concerned as we are only about ten days out from the initial impact. At least she recognizes me and can smile.Thanks for your thoughts and prayers
Give it and her time... her brain took a hard hit. It needs to heal.

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Old 09-26-2013, 06:42 AM   #86
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In 36 hours Laurie moved from a standard hospital room to the in Hospital Rehab floor. Trachea tube is out, but has to heal on it's own, which makes it difficult for her to talk, never mind the jaw wired shut. IV comes out today, most of the sticthes will go today and tomorrow. But no weight bearing on the right leg for ten weeks for the broken pelvis. Scary watching the cognative testing to establish a base line for improvement, this is a gal who has worked on main frame setup for Honeywell, for Cummins as a private contractor, and a bunch of other big stuff writing the pirmary software operating codes. Some pretty basic math was tough yesterday. Doctors say don't be to concerned as we are only about ten days out from the initial impact. At least she recognizes me and can smile.Thanks for your thoughts and prayers

patience, lots of patience for both of you - that's all I can say. She will be frustrated at times, maybe angry or depressed because she will realize that simple thought processes are not as simple anymore.... but it will improve over time. Trust me, it will.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:06 AM   #87
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Keep the good news coming!

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Old 09-26-2013, 07:18 AM   #88
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:37 PM   #89
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were you riding another bike behind her? I would almost rather be the one in the accident than have to watch it happen and be able to do nothing. It is awesome that she seems to be improving fairly quickly.

Would be interesting to see the helmet to see how it allowed so much damage to be done.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:26 PM   #90
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were you riding another bike behind her? I would almost rather be the one in the accident than have to watch it happen and be able to do nothing. It is awesome that she seems to be improving fairly quickly.

Would be interesting to see the helmet to see how it allowed so much damage to be done.
I was not riding behind her, she was going from West to Bozeman on a Monday morning, I was working. When the Blazer pulled across her path it apppears that she veered to the right to try and avoid as the collision occured almost at the fog line. She never rides over there, and witnesses appear to confirm there was an attempt at avoidance according to the MT Highway Patrol. The forehead portion of the helemt struck the area just above the passengers window, the faceshield has a black streak at nose level where the window gasket is at the top of the window frame, if you think about the opening in a full face helmet and draw a straight line through the the facial opening, a straight steel edge like the edge of a window can penetrate this space. It was this door frame edge that did the damage to her nose and cheek bones. The sudden stop caused a subarachnoid hemmorage, I will get the helmet back, but only after charges are filed and the case has gone to court. Until then it is evidence in a criminal case. Today was a bit of a step back because her albumen? was low in her blood. My understanding is albumen affects your bodies ability to use fluids. I am learning way more about the technical aspects of the human body than I ever wanted to.
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