Monday, November 17, 2003 AD More on My Brother's Accident At first they said the only serious damage was a dislocated hip, and of course a lot of bruisedness and bangedupness and pain. He's been on three different pain meds so far, one of which caused hallucinations. They decided his left arm was weaker than his right, and discovered a bad break in his wrist. He had a several-hour surgery to repair that. Since he hasn't been able to eat more than a little jello, his blood sugar has been fluxuating wildly -- as high as 340 and as low as 48. Now they're saying they can't rule out the possibility of a broken neck. They haven't been able to do an MRI because they're afraid to remove his neck brace.
We still don't know whether they're going to end up sending him home tomorrow or to rehab for several weeks. Because of the @%$^!# new privacy rules, even his wife has had trouble getting information out of the hospital. Since the rest of us (Mom, other brother, me) are getting second or third-hand info via Sondra, it's of course getting to us slowly. Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 11/17/2003 11:45:00 AM
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