Thursday, September 17, 2015

Daughter's Surfboard Injury Update

Stephanie Ryan Surfboarding

This is a picture I took off of my daughter Stephanie’s Facebook page of her and my son, her brother, Ryan the day of the accident.  This was the second time she had been on a surfboard I believe….and his first.  They were in Santa Cruz on Friday before Labor Day just to surfboard.  While doing a wave another person’s surfboard hit her in the head…I think she said twice, but once really hard.  It knocked her out, and Ryan got her back to shore.  This also gave her a black eye…which is still healing too.

Stephanie and Jenny

The previous day Ryan, Stephanie and Jenny, Stephanie’s roommate and good loyal friend, spent the day in San Francisco.  Jenny has helped so much in watching over Stephanie during all of this.

Stephanie and mother Shelley

Stephanie and her mother Shelley are very, very close.  Shelley is a school teacher in Arkansas, and also attends classes working on her Masters.  She was able to break away yesterday and is now out here too for a week…the best medicine Stephanie could have.

On Tuesday afternoon they moved Stephanie to the Rehab floor.  Yesterday was her first day of “retraining”…retraining her mind to make the connection which tells your limbs to move, restore coordination, restore speech, etc.  It is unknown how long she will be in this “retraining”…perhaps up to three weeks. 

8 comments:

  1. While I feel badly about what happened to Stephanie, I'm grateful God is healing her. Prayer for her, your mom, and all your family, continues. Blessings, Lynn

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  2. Great news that she's out of danger, but it sounds like she has a long and difficult way to go. Good thing she has so much support. It must be so frightening for her and all of you.

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    1. We felt the danger had passed before we even arrived...but the decline of abilities was a huge worry. That has now swung the other way and she is make good progress now.

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  3. Hope she heals quickly. That's pretty scary!! I got a concussion from a car accident. Actually took me 6 months to get my brain back to normal. Hope her recovery is shorter than that!!

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    1. Stephanie is doing better, but it will be a slow road....not six months we hope. It is very strange how the brain works....it took a week before it was so bad that they admitted her into the hospital, and it took a number of days before they turned the corner and we started to see progress. If one has to think about it..such as being asked a question, it takes awhile for the brain to get it out. Yet there has been less affect when it comes to texting..partially because AT&T phones help you with spelling and word suggestion.

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  4. Thanks for the update on your daughter. Sure hope she continues to make fast progress:)

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    1. Just got back from visiting her...some of her old spark was back...which is a great sign.

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