Yeeks. Haven’t been so glad to see the backside of a month in a very long time, and while things have leveled out for me, the folks around me are still having quite a few ups and downs. As a final farewell, on Feb 27th my sister was in a pretty bad car accident. Not having a lot of experience with this type of scare I can tell you- it scared the shit out of me. She’s fine now (mostly), but when I got the call from my brother he had incomplete/bad information. So by the time I got off the phone with him I was a wreck myself thinking she’d have to have plastic surgery to fix her face/head, etc, etc. In reality it was bad, just not that bad.
When we got to the hospital and saw her I breathed a sigh of relief- mainly because it wasn’t as bad as I’d feared. Or as bad as it could’ve been. She’s lucky to be alive. I’m lucky she’s alive.
All in all: 3 skull fractures, brain hemorrhaging that stopped within a safe amount of time, some pretty major lacerations to the right side of her head in the area of her temple and just a bit back down to just below her eye, a pinched retinal nerve (traumatic optic neuropathy), a hairline crack in her nose, and a multitude of bruises.
Apparently she heals ridiculously fast. She got her last stitches out yesterday. Her brain is fine. The eye…. Well, she has no vision in it right now, and there’s still a lot of pressure, so it’s all wait and see as to whether she’ll ever regain vision in it.