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Terry Van Stee
Aug 14, 2016 Latest post:
Aug 19, 2016
On August 12th, 2016, at approx 2:31pm, my husband Terry was involved in an accident while out riding with a friend on their motorcycles. At this time we have been told that car turned in front of them and cut them off causing them to hit the car. The first responders had to sedate Terry and medi flight him to St Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, WI.
At 4:50pm I received a call from the hospital ER department telling me that Terry was in a motorcycle accident and was in critical condition. When my mom and I arrived they were just transporting him up to surgery. His injuries are skull facture with hemorrhaging, fractured his C7 and T1 vertebrae, his L7 vertebrae, broke his foot, open book fracture to his pelvis and shattered his tailbone. They took him into surgery right away and removed apportion of his skull on the left side to allow the brain to swell without causing any damage (if possible). That went well and his brain is just upset - not bruised or mangled.
On Saturday they took him for surgery to drain a hemorrhage on the right side of the brain (made an incision and small drill hole into skull to insert drain into) and also installed a stabilize pelvis ring (or pelvis fixation devise) to stabilize the pelvis until he is stable enough to have the actual surgery to repair the bones in the pelvis. The rest of the day we all enjoyed visits from family and friends and he did well in recovery.
On Sunday, his CT scan in the morning of his brain looked great and the brain settled back into place. It actually looks so well that we going to discuss when they are going to put the skull back together and maybe move onto another portion of this long healing process.
Please feel free to contact me with questions if you have them. My goal is to update everyone when I have an update. If you have a question...please ask because it maybe something that I may not have thought of. Thank you all for the love and support you have shown Terry and our family during this time.
Terry's friend did succumb to his injuries. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. He was a great guy.