Trinity Shannon

First post: May 16, 2021 Latest post: Jun 8, 2021
   As some of you know, Trinity was involved in a bad car accident on Friday, May 14, which left her in Critical Care.  We've had alot of messages asking about how she is doing and so we are hoping that this can help keep everyone updated. Thank you all for your kind words and for reaching out. It means so much. 
    Lets catch up:  The girls were leaving for the night to attend a friend's birthday party.  On their way to the party, the car got too close to the side of the bridge, and the car took a nose dive over the bridge and onto a wooden post .  The post went through Trins stomach leaving her pinned inside the car.  Thankfully, her friend was able to crawl out of the car and get help.  Justin, Trinitys step dad, got there and talked to her to keep her from losing consciousness until the medics arrived. It took the police officers and firemen 1.5 hours to get her out of the car. They ended up having to cut the roof of the car off to get her out. They then life flighted her to methodist. Once she arrived at the hospital they immediately took her into surgery to stop the bleeding and to stabalize her.  They decided to put her in an induced coma for three days and they have a machine breathing for her to keep her stable and comfortable until surgery.  The post that went through Trin's left side of her body, separated and broke her ribs on that side, crushed her cavity wall, broke her collar bone, and punctured her lung and liver. In addition to these injuries, she also had some bruising on her brain. 
         Update to lastnight and this morning: Her blood pressure was really low, her heart rate was really high, and she started running a fever of 101. They gave her some fluids and did some scans to check for internal bleeding. Thankfully, those scans all came back good. They are putting a central line in today and plan to briefly take her out of the induced coma to make sure she is responding well.  Then, they will put her back under so that she can undergo surgery tomorrow.  The main goal at this time is to keep all infection out of her intestines, as this will be the life saving measure for Trinity. 

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