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Irie
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0 posted 10-09-2007 07:54 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Greetings all ...
Been a long while since I've visited PIP, and unfortunately, what brings me back is tragedy...

On 10/05/07 my 23 yr old niece was riding her bike on a biking trail and was struck head on by another speeding cyclist. Her head took the impact of the other cyclists helmet, breaking her eye socket and nose, and was instantly knocked out.

15 minutes later she suffered a massive stroke from the bleeding in and on her brain. She had emergency surgery to cauterize the bleeding, and a chunk of her skull was removed to relieve pressure on the brain. The doctor cannot believe that this damage was caused from another cyclist, he thought she was struck by a car … the injuries are that massive. The doctors are keeping her in a drug-induced coma to let her brain heal and rest.

Jenny is a bright young girl, recently graduated college and began teaching.

According to the doctors her prognoses is poor at best. I choose not to accept it. I choose to pray, and ask anyone and everyone to join in that prayer.

Anyone care to join me?
I pray for strength for Jenny and her parents; I pray for knowledge and insight for the doctors; I pray for healing and recovery; I pray that we see the same Jenny we all know and love when they wake her up;
I pray for a miracle.
Amen

Thank you for for reading and listening to my nieces needs.
God Bless



~Sheri

"Don't wait for your ship to come in ... Swim out to it"

nakdthoughts
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1 posted 10-09-2007 08:08 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

I pray for a miracle and for healing for her friends and family~~

Maureen
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2 posted 10-09-2007 11:04 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Understand her position.  Hits close to home. I send prayers and  and pray for her recovery and peace for all those around her. sincerely, "late"
Earth Angel
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3 posted 10-10-2007 12:46 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

"I pray for strength for Jenny and her parents; I pray for knowledge and insight for the doctors; I pray for healing and recovery; I pray that (you) see the same Jenny (you) all know and love when they wake her up;
I pray for a miracle.
Amen"

Irie, I am truly saddened by this news about your niece, Jenny.

Sending her radiant rainbow light and a band of healing angels,

EA
Seeker72
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4 posted 10-10-2007 02:12 AM       View Profile for Seeker72   Email Seeker72   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seeker72

In the darkness of our own minds do we search... do we heal, as the shadows close in can we beat back the tide of death.

With loss or near loss do we as humanity realize the fragility of not only our world but our own bodies, then do we reach out to the light.

We must understand life.

The one thing we can never grasp.

Light.

As in life it is fleeting.

yet in prayer it is never ending.

With prayer can we as people do wonders.

In this time... wonders would be a blessing.

In this time are they needed the most.

Send a blessing or a prayer... whether you believe or not.

Think in passing or while you get on with your day, but keep the thought alive.

To Live.

To Go Forward With Life.

Keep that in you mind.

and hope this day ends well.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Christopher

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5 posted 10-10-2007 11:35 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Oh Irie, Irie...

I wish you'd come back under a happier circumstance.

Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your Jenny.

(you've been missed, lovie)
Marge Tindal
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6 posted 10-10-2007 12:59 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Irie~
I hold Jenny, her family and the doctors in vigil of prayer~

May all gain insight into her treatment and may Jenny gain strength to fight her way back~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

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sandgrain
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7 posted 10-10-2007 02:48 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

In my prayers, too.  

God bless,
  Rae
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8 posted 10-10-2007 06:24 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Oh, this is such a tragic situation, Irie.
I'll be thinking of all of you
sincerely wishing for Jenny's recovery.
Larry C
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9 posted 10-10-2007 08:24 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Irie,
Tragedy seems to come from nowhere and devastate us. I am so sorry for your pain. Your prayer is for all the right things and all the right reasons. I pray God answers your prayer. May you all find strength to endure and peace with whatever comes. God bless.
Irie
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10 posted 10-10-2007 11:41 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Thank you all for your words and prayers.
I was finally able to see Jenny today and I was shocked by her appearance. I cannot believe a bicyclist’s helmet did this kind of damage.
They are doing an MRI as we speak to determine the damage the stroke caused. Apparently she is still having small strokes, and with each one more damage occurs.
The outlook is not good, but I still keep hope for a miracle. One never knows what can happen.

On another note, I discovered that my aunts husbands niece Karissa, was admitted to the same hospital today, two doors down from Jenny. She is in critical condition with a flesh-eating bacteria and her prognosis is grim.

Unbelievable …

Again, thank you all. I will keep you updated as I can.
God Bless


~Sheri

"Don't wait for your ship to come in ... Swim out to it"

[This message has been edited by Irie (10-11-2007 09:48 PM).]

Earth Angel
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11 posted 10-12-2007 02:40 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

...and now, Karissa?!? How unbelievably dreadful it is that she has contracted the flesh-eating disease!

I will add her to my prayers, as well. I cannot tell you how badly I feel for Jenny and Karissa and for all those who love them.


Linda
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12 posted 10-13-2007 03:16 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

I pray there's some improvement.  
May our Lord give strength to all who are affected by this horrible accident.
Marge Tindal
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13 posted 10-13-2007 05:52 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Irie~
I continue to hold Jenny in prayer and now have added Karissa to my meditations~

Do keep us posted when you can dear~
We are a powerful circle of prayer angels~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
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Irie
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14 posted 10-16-2007 11:20 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

They both are still critical.

Jenny if off all meds that were keeping her in a coma, along with any pain meds they had her on. She is still not waking up.
95% of her left brain is damaged.
On a good note however, she does seem to notice when her parents are in the room, her blood pressure and heart rate increase when they talk to her. She has opened one eye, but it is unknown if she can see or if she is registering anything. She has pneumonia but can breath on her own. Once she has been cleared of hte pneumonia, they will remove her from ICU to her own room.
It is just a waiting game right now and we are all in neutral, waiting.

Karissa has had more surgery, but they have managed to slow the bleeding down from her wounds but still cannot stop it. They have had to remove so much flesh, her ribs and bones in her arm are completely exposed.
She is touch and go from day to day.

Again, thank you all so much and I will update agains soon.

~Sheri

"Don't wait for your ship to come in ... Swim out to it"

Earth Angel
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15 posted 10-17-2007 10:57 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Irie, it is almost beyond comprehension what Jenny and Karissa are going through. I am sick at heart and am unable to adequately express the depth of my compassion and sympathies to each of them and to those who love them.

You will all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Love
Linda

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16 posted 10-18-2007 06:34 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Add my prayers along with the rest for complete and total healing
Ruth
Irie
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17 posted 10-26-2007 03:27 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Karissa seems to be holding up and looks like they may have the bacteria under control.
She has been moved from ICU to acute care, ventilator has been removed and she is sitting up and eating on her own and is talking.
However, she is going to have a long, painful recovery and several surgeries in front of her to reconstruct her upper arm and chest wall.

They will take muscle and tissue from her back and legs to start …


Jenny’s pneumonia has cleared and they have removed her from the ventilator as well. She has all been removed from the ICU and placed in the neuro unit. She still has not woken, but is moving her left side and sometimes her right. Her mom stated that Jenny's friend came to visit and twice they think she cracked a smile (which is excellent news if it was actually a smile). They are remaining guarded and riding in neutral for now.

Jenny will be moved in the next week or so, to a facility other than the hospital that can take care of her.

That is all I know for now.

Again, thank you all for your support and prayers.

~Sheri

"Don't wait for your ship to come in ... Swim out to it"

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18 posted 10-26-2007 07:10 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Irie, I am so sorry to read this and wish them both an early recovery, and will hope all of you find the strength to deal with this terrible tragedy.  How unreal that this damage could be done, and how very, very sad.
sandgrain
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19 posted 11-03-2007 09:19 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Sounds as though Jenny's really being put to a test.  My prayer is for strength and patience for her to endure all necessary procedures with healing to follow.

Bless you all,

   Rae
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20 posted 11-03-2007 10:10 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

I popped in for an up-date on Karissa and Jenny ~ and to let you know, that they are both in my thoughts and prayers EVERY day! ~ as well as those who love them. This must be unbelievably difficult to watch them go through their respective traumas, trials, and tribulations. Hang on to every little itty bitty bit of progress they make. They are now heading in the right direction.

With much love and healing hugs,

Linda
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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21 posted 11-11-2007 05:20 AM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

you and your niece are in my thoughts and prayers... RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

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22 posted 11-11-2007 10:22 PM       View Profile for prettypinkrebel   Email prettypinkrebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for prettypinkrebel

you are ALL in my thoughts and prayers...Hoping that evryone heals soon...
Adreanna

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Irie
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23 posted 11-12-2007 04:02 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Thank you all so much!

~Sheri

"Don't wait for your ship to come in ... Swim out to it"

Irie
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24 posted 12-07-2007 12:26 AM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Well, I have news.

Karissa is home and doing quite well. She has had a couple of skin grafts and is preparing for more reconstructive surgery in the near future, as she lost so much flash & muscle.
But for now .. things are really good for her. Though her recovery will be tough and painful .. it is a recovery..


Jenny has been moved from the trauma center and placed in a nursing home/ rehab center. She spent twenty five days there before she began to slowly wake up.
She has been moved again to a more suitable center as she needs more aggressive treatment and rehab.  Her body began building calcium on her hip muscles ( I guess this is do to trauma) and it is very painful for her, and she cries when they move that area. The good news, she is crying. She smiles when her friends tell her jokes, and is very sad and sometimes cries when visitors leave her. The full extent of the brain damage is 95% of her left brain … but, I think she may surprise us all. She is learning to eat on her own and make some movement.

I believe her mind for the most part is there, as is her spirit. She is a strong young lady and I hope and pray to see a major come back from her.

I will update again when I can.

Thank you so much for all of your prayers.

~Sheri

"Don't wait for your ship to come in ... Swim out to it"

 
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