Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Diffuse Axonal Blues

Diffuse axonal injury is a nice, clinical way of saying massive brain damage. This term was introduced to me in the intensive care unit while I was looking upon the complicated network of tubes and needles and machines that were … Continue reading

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An open letter to the man who ran over my daughter

[Note – this letter was written on the morning of September 15, 2012, only hours after the incident took place. I now have more and better information about what actually happened, but this is still an accurate portrait of my … Continue reading

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The waiting is the hardest part…

Since Annette was transferred from the emergency room to the intensive care unit, I have been waiting. At first, waiting to see if she would live. Then came the waiting for incremental improvements. Waiting for doctors. Waiting for nurses, Waiting … Continue reading

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The emergency room

R and I got to the emergency room sometime after 10:00 P.M. We checked in at the reception desk and were told to have a seat, that we would be called. I decided to pace. R grabbed a spot against … Continue reading

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The drive to the hospital

I live about 16 miles away from where Annette was run over. She was visiting her maternal grandmother at the time of the incident. Normally it takes about 20 to 25 minutes to get there. I know this because I … Continue reading

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The phone call

It was a Friday evening. My wife, my daughter R, and I had all experienced a long, tough week and decided that we deserved a good dinner. We went to a nice restaurant, had dinner, and were back at home … Continue reading

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It all began on September 14, 2012

On that fateful evening my daughter Annette was run over by a drunk driver in a hit and run incident. That was the beginning of a harrowing journey through a parent’s nightmare. Harrowing not just because of what happened to … Continue reading

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