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Although it is still under investigation, there was an accident while Scot was operating a piece of heavy machinery at UPM. He suffered multiple traumatic injuries, including very serious trauma to the brain. Scot was airlifted to Duluth and eventually stabilized after many blood transfusions. After he was stabilized, he went into emergency surgery to relieve the life-threatening hemorrhage on the left side of his brain.
The surgeon was not sure if he would survive the surgery. However, Scot pulled through. There was still significant damage to his brain. He has many contusions on the front and left side of his brain, the extent of the damage has not yet been determined. They removed part of his skull to relieve the pressure of the swelling on his brain.
Scot is also suffering from 17 broken ribs, a broken arm, a broken clavicle and scapula. He has a great team of trauma doctors and nurses and a fantastic neurosurgeon who have been a blessing during this hard time.
We have been told many times that the brain takes a long time to heal, and we have a long road ahead of us. We are grateful for all your love and prayers and are happy to send updates along the way.