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8/25/2016 Latest post:
Thank you for visiting KaeLee's CaringBridge page. KaeLee was in a very serious car accident over the weekend of August 20th. They were traveling on Hwy 19 and missed the corner by Hwy J near Big Springs. The car rolled several times and KaeLee was ejected 80 feet from the vehicle. 911 was called by one of the kids that was in the vehicle with her. When the ambulance arrived and worked on her, they decided they needed to airlift her to Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hospital. When they arrived, they took her into a 12+ hour long surgery. She has a broken femur which cut her main artery in her left leg, she has spinal issues at her neck and many lacerations on her face and head which leads us to believe that she was ejected through a windshield or window. They were very concerned about being able to save her left leg because the bottom part of the limb had been without blood flow for a long time. She had surgery yesterday (August 24) to find out if they would be able to save her leg and it all looked very positive! This was great news! She will have two surgery's tomorrow (August 26). One will be to start working on her leg and taking measures to fix the broken femur by inserting a rod in her leg. The second surgery is to fuse some of the tendons and vertebrae in her neck that have been misaligned. They have seen and consulted with the Plastic Surgeon "plastics" for her face and head. And she will endure some extensive skin graphing on her leg. It is unsure how long KaeLee will be in the hospital at this time. You are more than welcome to visit or send her a card to Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hospital, 1465 S. Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63104-1003 attn: KaeLee Flake. She would love to hear from you. You can also leave her messages on here and she can reply to you. We are so very thankful to each and everyone of you for all of your prayers and words of encouragement. We will continue to update this site every couple of days, so please visit it often to keep informed on her progress.