The people caring for her seem to have a good balance of caution and optimism for her path of recovery. With this kind of injury, it is more of a marathon than a race.
No Friday update has me worried...more prayers sent.
Chris Petrucelli tweeted that "She's awake!" about 3 hours ago
don't know what that means, but others are retweeting the news
According to his location at the time on twitter Chris was at the hospital. Can't wait to get an update on this.
Sorry it took so long for us to write. Its not because it's bad, we have just been very busy. (you forget the little things when you pack in such a hurry)
Today has been a good day! When we got to the hospital, we talked to the doctors and they had nothing but good news about her progress. Kylie is a little more responsive this morning. She is opening her eyes more and blinking when they are open. Although she is not tracking the room with her eyes yet, she responds to very simple commands, such as my mom asking her to blink her eyes twice and she does it. When she is stimulated by the nurse, her body responds with the correct reflex movement. However, she does not move in response to specific commands yet.
She had a catscan this morning for her brain that showed she had no further brain damage! This is great news. The brain is still swollen, but it hasnt gotten worse and there is no dead brain tissue. Her blood supply to the brain was not restricted as far as they can tell, which is important for her neurological rehab. It means there was less of a chance for actual brain functioning damage.
As far as her leg is concerned, the doctors feel it would be in her best interest if they wait to operate until her brain is stable and the monitoring and draining tubes are taken out. They think this will be sometime early next week.
Please keep praying for her brain pressure to stabilize. Also, as she starts to become more and more alert each day, we pray that she feels the love that so many people have been showing. Thank you everyone for your support and love, my family truly appreciates all of it. We read every post on here and it gives us so much joy to know how many people are praying for our beautiful Kylie.
Great to hear that news!
Keep kicking this things ass kylie...
Yay! So good to hear! Must be weird to leave her leg and clavicle broken like that for awhile, but makes sense why they don't want to operate yet. Slow and steady wins the race.
I have a connection with the women's UT soccer team since I played with a couple of the former team members. Wish and hope for the best for her.
Maybe if you're in some hillbilly, 24-hour fix-a-sprain, but not if you're being treated in the only level one trauma facility in Austin. That sound about right or are you smarter than the Brack trauma attendings as well?Finally, as an anecdote, often you are in better hands with an up-to-date resident than the trained-in-the-dark-ages, never-present, egotistical attending.
Basil, what the $#@!? PM him if you feel the need to continue.
The $#@! you people choose to fight about never ceases to amaze me.
And I think SHE is doing a fine job of explaining neuro trauma and all it involves. Everyone's prognosis is case by case and there is no way we as outsiders will ever have enough information to make an accurate prediction.
using tapatalk bitches
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I'll only say everyone wishes her the best and anything else in this thread is just shaggy bull$#@!.
My mom is 80 and has a stint to drain fluid pressure off her brain, I know nothing about the medical aspects of it but it works and I'm glad for that.
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Kylie had a pretty eventful day with all the stimulation and responses. She was pretty tired tonight and slept for most of the evening until we left. She was actually initiating breathing on her own so that's a great step toward recovery. They still have her on a ventilator and they are mostly controlling the breathing during the night because it takes too much effort on her part.
The specific prayers for the next couple of days are going to be for her brain pressures to continue to go down. They won't do surgery on her leg and clavicle until the brain monitoring tubes are out. Also, pray for her as she starts to become more conscience that she doesn't feel her injuries and the pain. And for my family, please pray that we have patience on this long road ahead. We know we have to persevere for Kylie so pray that our strength can come from God because we know He has an endless supply for us!
Love you all!! Keep the love coming!!!
"I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand I will not be shaken."
Kylie is pretty tired today. She had a lot of activity yesterday. Unfortunately, throughout the night she developed a couple of infections. The doctors are already on top of it though and they have her on antibiotics. She is still making movements in response to stimuli, but they are a little sluggish. The nurse said that is normal because she won't always respond the same way and she might be a little tired from the activity yesterday. She did wince to pain though by squinting so that's a small improvement.
Pleae pray for her brain pressures to keep going down. Also, pray that the antibiotics and her body can get rid of the infections quickly. She still needs lots of rest and healing. (So does my family!)
I can only hope that my kids turn out half as well S & E Acho.
No update yet this morning.
keep getting better sweetie! prayers continue!
That is a great update. The fact that the site has 51,000 hits really says a lot about this kid. Prayers.
Good news!Her brain pressure levels have gone down tremendously since we first got to the ICU. She is able to be stimulated and talked to and make general movements without her brain fluid having to be drained. That is a huge step from a couple days ago. That is the definitely the power of prayer showing through! Good work prayer warriors!!
She is still in a ventilator but it is set to 'spontaneous' as of yesterday. This means that it assists in opening her airways and can start breathing for her if she stops, but other than that, she is initiating the breaths herself. Even with a punctured lung and pneumonia, she is fighting. That's Kylie for you!
Sunday, February 12, 2012 8:19 PM
Dear Kylie and family,
We have been following your progress and you have been in our thoughts and prayers! Continue to fight. The entire womens soccer community is behind you.
With love and support,
Heather O'Reilly and The US National Team
Traumatic Brain Injury outcomes are among the most difficult to predict. I've worked in a TBI rehab unit and if they're lucky enough to make it to us the amount of recovery ranges from zero to full (rare).
I don't see any info here to be able to give a prognosis with any accuracy. Good luck to her......
Yeah, that guy's an $#@!.
Bst wishes Kylie.
This morning's update:
Monday Morning Week 2
This is just a quick update to let you all know that they took Kylie into surgery earlier this morning. Good news because they feel that her brain has healed enough for her to handle the surgery this time. The neurologist came out after they started and just updated us on how it was going. There are two different teams in there- one working on her clavicle and one working on her tibia. I will let you know when they have finished and I'm sure it will be very successful. Keep praying for her recovery and the surgeon's hands to be steady and sure.
"For you equipped me with enough strength for the battle."
Hopefully we get a really good update tonight after the surgeries.
Sounds like the surgery was a success:
Monday Week 2 - Surgery Successful!
"For I am the Lord your God, who upholds your right hand, who says to you, 'Do not fear, I will help you.'"
Kylie returned to her room with a positive report. The doctors placed a rod down her tibia (shin bone) and a plate in her clavicle. She is pretty drowsy and tired, but her eyes are opening slightly and the doctors said the surgery went well. Thank you GOD for your presence in this battle!
Fundraiser for Kylie!
On this Thursday, February 16th, Chili's is doing an amazing fundraiser for our family and Kylie's medical expenses. You can go into the Chili's in Chino Hills, CA or in Austin, Texas anytime during that day and say you are there for Kylie Doniak and they will donate 15% of your bill. (I know the flyer says Chino Hills location only, but when the Austin location heard about this, they didn't want to be left out so they decided to join the special cause!) If you are in Chino Hills and want to help us spread the word, the manager said that they have flyers in the store that people can pick up and pass out to the community.You don't have to bring the flyer when you go in on Thursday; just make sure you mention that you are there for Kylie. Thank you for your continuing support and prayers! Keep it up!!
looks like I'm eatin baby back ribs on Thursday
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/Kyliedoniak/journalTUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012 12:09 PM, CST
written by Alyssa Doniak
Tuesday Morning Week 2
"Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord, that He is very compassionate and merciful."
Hello family and friends,
Kylie had another good night last night. God's definitely got this! Her brain pressures are pretty stable; they have even started talk of taking her brain monitor out at some point in the next couple weeks. My mom was able to take her broken leg out of the boot and move it around a little this morning, so she can regain some motion. She is still on antibiotics for the infections, so keep praying for her body to heal itself.
Yesterday, she had a gag reflex for the first time (yay!) but she is still on the ventilator to open her airway and assist in her breathing if she should need it. As of yesterday, though, she was spontaneously breathing pretty much the whole day.
Her right side is pretty weak compared to her left side. Her right arm doesn't move as much in response to stimuli. Please pray that as she starts to regain consciousness, she starts to move that arm more purposefully.
--Chili's Fundraiser Night - Chino Hills' night is this Thursday, Feb. 16th
--Austin's Chili's have not yet decided when they will doing the fundraiser but I will definitely keep you informed. Possibly some time next week.
Boy those doctors sure have it easy. Just put it on auto pilot and let God take over. Not a bad gig if you can get it.
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