Peter Gilmore Peter Gilmore -Get Strong

First post: Nov 28, 2020 Latest post: Jan 18, 2021
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep Peter’s family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. If you want to connect with a fundraiser that has been set up for the family, to help with Peter’s medical and rehabilitation, use this secure link: https://give.cornerstone.cc/getstrong  (https://give.cornerstone.cc/getstrong)
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What happened? Our son Peter, a wrestler,  experienced a tragic accident during a sports drill at his high school. His knee was hyper-extended and dislocated.  The coaches immediately called an ambulance and accompanied him to the hospital. X-rays showed a fractured tibia and likely ligament damage.  Unfortunately, the severity of the injury was not fully diagnosed for five days.  Peter was was so brave as he endured agonizing pain that intensified each day. On Wednesday, a CT scan revealed that all the main ligaments were torn and an artery had been damaged in the original accident. Emergency surgery was done to repair the artery.  But the long-term damage was done. Because of the lack of blood flow in the earlier days, an entire muscle group had to be removed. Other nerves and muscles were affected. Now Peter is on a very long road: to reconstruct the knee and determine his long-term mobility: either possibly with a prosthetic, or otherwise. For now, we just don’t know. Time will tell. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement as Peter learns how to grow strong in ways he never dreamed he could or would.
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