Dave was in a very serious car accident on Saturday morning, February 18th, 2017 in Rice, MN. Rice is located a little north of St Cloud. He was transported to St Cloud Hospital and brought into the ICU. He was in critical condition, and at one point, his trauma doctor's didn't think he'd survive. He had a severe traumatic brain injury that caused extreme swelling and pressure on his brain. Almost every bone in his face was fractured. He also suffered from other multiple injuries. After spending eight weeks in St Cloud Hospital, he was transported by ambulance to the Sister Kinney Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Upon arrival, they admitted him into the Courage Kenney unit, where he spent three weeks of intense Occupational, Physical and Speech therapies. From there, he was brought to the Red Wing Health Center in southern Minnesota, where he did even more intense therapies. He had to re-learn how to do everything. On May 15th he was released and was able to come home. He's been having some good days and then some bad days. He's still experiencing dizziness, trouble with balance, fatigue and other issues. He can remember being at Red Wing, but nothing before that. He'll be returning to Courage Kenny for outpatient therapy 2-3 times a week. They'll determine as to how long he'll be needing them.
This CaringBridge Website is being created for Dave, Julie, family, friends and anyone who has been blessed with having Dave in their lives.
You can read all of his updates on here. Which makes it a lot easier for everyone, having all the information in one place, which gives his family more time to be there for him.
Your words of sincere kindness, support and love along with your thoughts and prayers, are helping him in so many ways!
Thank you for visiting Dave's CaringBridge Website and your concern for him. I know he'll be so appreciative of you checking on him and his progress. It's going to be an ongoing recovery process, but I know he'll feel all the love and concern from so many hearts.