Tag Archives: Catastrophic Brain Damage

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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