MOST RECENT UPDATE from CarolynF @ LCF (January 5, 2007):
It seems that she had a very long of nausea, dry heaves and alot of pain. There is still some swelling in the brain, which they said is normal for this type of injury.Then her mom wrote:
'We are now in a room and she is stable. She just needs a little more healing. Keep praying, ladies and gents.'"
UPDATE from CarolynF @ LCF (January 5, 2007):
"Update from Christin's mom at Jimmy's"
'from my phone...went home last night...this a.m. much worse, non stop nausea & pain... readmitted...brain swelling & bleeding... I thnk she will be ok...keep praying.'"
UPDATE from CarolynF @ LCF (January 3, 2007):
"Here's a picture of Christin's car..Her head hit the window.."
UPDATE from dhuff81096 @ LCF (January 3, 2007):
"Update on Christin from Melana (her mom) at Jimmy's site:
'Good morning friends,
Christin is much better this morning mentally. She has been able to read for herself your notes of concern, and is very coherent. She's talked on the phone some, and even typed a few emails.
I think we are into the healing time. The pain is a significant factor, but she is coping well.
Thank you again. I'll post again after the doctor is in.
UPDATE from CarolynF @ LCF (January 2, 2007):
"More news from Christin's mom:
'Becky, thank you for writing a good report. I am grateful for the compassion and love pouring out of these wonderful people.
Christin is about the same. She will respond when I talk directly to her, but does not remember what I say.
I am reading to her all of the posts, and I am asking her if she remembers each individual. The drs. want me to try to make her think and respond, so these words of prayer and love are "good medicine." (I can get online here in her hospital room.)
Brian is home, and the kids are at his sister's.
Thank you again, and thanks to everyone in the lowcarb world. I am using EVERYONE's prayers and encouraging words to try to help her focus and respond.
FURTHER UPDATES this afternoon from dhuff81096 @ LCF:
"Update about Christin from Deni (on Jimmy's site):
You all need to continue praying... it's not as "all okay" as it seems. Becky will post an offical update soon. Just keep praying for Christin... she will not be released today... that was misinformation."
"Posted by Becky at Jimmy's site:
I spoke at length with Melana, Christin's mom. Things are generally OK, but not all good.
The family was in a fairly new car, highly rated for safety, with lots of good safety features like air bags all around.
The kids are OK, but banged up and bruised and scared.
Brian is more banged up, had a severe concussion, but remained alert and aware, and will probably be discharged today.
Christin is in worse shape. It took them 20 minutes to cut her from the vehicle.
She has no broken bones or apparent internal injury, although her heart and lungs were badly bruised.
Her face is severely bruised, swollen, and cut up, especially around the right eye. She has a long cut through the tear duct and lash line. Her vision is expected to be fine, and they will plan for surgery to repair the damage around the eye once the swelling from her injuries subsides.
Her head took the worst of it. She is drifting in and out of consciousness, and in a lot of pain.
When she is awake, she knows who is with her, and responds to them.
However, she keeps asking the same questions, about how her family is, each time she is awake. Her short-term memory is not good right now. Apparently, that is normal for this type of injury. It may take a while before she is herself again. With time and care, though, she is expected to make a good recovery. "
We'll keep you posted...
Updates on the conditions of Christin and family from PamB and dhuff81096 on LCF:
"Someone at Jimmy's posted this:
Ok, through a mutual local friend I have heard that Christin and Brian are both in stable condition at the same hospital, and the kids have been released to her sister Kim and are at home. Apparently they were on their way home from a family event and had a three car collision involving a rollover (not sure if it was them that rolled). Christin is pretty banged up, but no broken bones for either of them. Neither remembers what happened or who was at fault or anything..."
"Just heard that they are expecting to be released today. Banged up but otherwise okay. Apparently they were life-flighted because they were in a rural area and needed to get to the hospital quickly..."
Thanks for the updates, PamB and dhuff81096.
Great to hear Christin and family are expected to be released from the hospital today. May they all have a speedy recovery.