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This is Sandy's story...
My sister Sandy (who is intellectually and developmentally challenged) is the victim of a hit and run accident. She was riding her bicycle late Sunday afternoon & was struck by a vehicle. The driver fled the scene and has not been located. It was reported by the police that she suffered “minor injuries” because she did not complain of ANYTHING at the time of the accident. (She has the pain tolerance of an ox!)
She is currently in the Trauma IMC unit at UW Hospital in Madison with multiple serious injuries including ruptured bladder, fractures in her hip, pelvis, and spine. There is also fluid on her lungs. At this time, we’ve not been given any type of prognosis; we don’t know when she’ll walk again, if at all. She’s propped up in the hospital bed at a 30 degree incline. They are continually running tests, x-rays, etc. every day to continue investigating the extent of her injuries and what the appropriate treatment will be. So far, no surgery has been performed.
My sister Stacy, her husband Tom, our brother Steve, and I are rotating staying overnight with her. We are being her voice to the medical staff as she is not doing well socializing her pain levels and/or WHERE her pain is. We don't know how long she'll be there or where she'll go next, for recovery and rehabilitation.
At this time, there isn’t really anything anyone can do for us/her (except for maybe put gas in our cars for traveling back & forth). If that changes, I’ll be sure to share here.
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