This is a discussion on Broken Neck in Neuro Intensive Care Nursing, part of Critical Care Nursing ... A close family friend of mine had a very tragic accident.
He was riding his bike and fell a...
A close family friend of mine had a very tragic accident.
He was riding his bike and fell a few feet down and broke 2 of his cervical vertebrae doctors said if he wasnt wearing his helmet then he wouldn't be here. Surgeons said that there is a chance that he may not make it through the surgery and the possibility of being a quadriplegic and stroke.
I feel absolutely heart broken and so much sympathy for the family i cant even imagine how i would feel/react if it was someone who was close in my own heart.
The surgery was to last 4 hours but took 7. there were a few complications along the way, there is a possibility that his vocal cords are severed. he is in ICU, induced coma. its day two now. not much of an improvement, flutter or eyes and minimal upper extremity movement
Im praying and believing he will make it through healthy.
Anyone else have a similar story to share? advice?
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