Monday, August 3, 2009 6:18 AM, EDTOn Saturday, July 31 at about 9:00 am, Gary and I received the phone call no parent or family, or friend ever want to receive. Mary Washington Hospital called Gary's cell phone to tell him that Kyle had been in a car accident. They asked about some medical history and asked how far away from the hospital we lived. They said Kyle's okay, but you need to come down to the hospital.
At this point, Gary and I were completely confused and not prepared to hear any of this. The state trooper was next to enter the room to give us the preliminary details of the accident.
During the surgery, a metal plate was placed in his neck to keep his spine aligned and to decompress the spine. Unfortunate
We thank ALL our family and friends and ask that you keep Kyle in your prayers and thoughts. Today will be a very difficult day if we determine to take him off the ventilator and wake him up. He doesn't know the extent of his injuries and about his paralysis and he'll need to be told. He has a great team of Doctors and nurses in the ICU at Mary Washington and we are struggling with how to tell him and help him understand that while he might not be able to walk today, we hope in the future that he will!
Kyle will be leaving Mary Washington at some point and going to a Spinal Cord Rehabiliati
We will update everyone today after we determine the next step.