TBI Voices

TBI Skull Fracture: Winter Wreck Causes 9 Year Old Girl One

Posted on August 29th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

TBI Skull Fracture: Nancy Part One   In part one of Nancy’s story we talk about the accident that caused her a TBI skull fracture and the dramatic changes that a TBI skull fracture causes in a child.   “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I..
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Family TBI: Slowing Down Didn’t Help Avoid It

Posted on August 30th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Family TBI: Nancy Part Two Nancy wasn’t the only one in the accident that was injured.  Her father also suffered brain injury.  Because of this we will reference their injuries as a family TBI. We have often used moms to narrate the beginning of stories and with Nancy that is particularly..
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Severe Brain Injured Child Medivac Was Complicated

Posted on August 31st, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Severe Brain Injured Child: Nancy Part Three In our last story, DJ’s air flight to a Level One Trauma center was delayed because of the weather. See http://tbivoices.com/dj3.php In Nancy’s case, a severe brain injured child, not only was the weather a problem, but of all things, a pediatric neurosurgery convention in Hawaii...
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Severe Pediatric Brain Injury: High Speed Fishtailing Pickup

Posted on September 1st, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Severe Pediatric Brain Injury: Nancy Part Four I talked Nancy’s Mom about the accident that caused her severe pediatric brain injury. A fishtailing pick-up with a trailer attached caused the wreck that caused Nancy’s severe pediatric brain injury.   “When the oncoming truck hit them, it split the bed of the truck in..
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Medevac for Brain Injury to a Better Equipped Hospital

Posted on September 2nd, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Medevac for Brain Injury: Nancy Part Five Nancy was taken to the hospital by ambulance.  A hospital that could not deal with her injuries so they had to Medevac for brain injury to a facility that could handle the extent of her injuries.   Having found a facility that could manage Nancy,..
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About Skull Fracture and Brain Surgery

Posted on September 6th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

About Skull Fracture: Nancy Part Six In part six I talked to Nancy’s mom about what was to come once she realized the seriousness of her injuries.  We talked about skull fracture and brain surgery. While Nancy’s friends and family were shocked at her appearance, Mom was somewhat prepared: You had..
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Coma After Brain Surgery: Coming out of the Coma

Posted on September 7th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Coma After Brain Surgery: Nancy Part Seven Drug induced coma after brain surgery may be necessary to prevent further injury, especially because of the radical movement that can occur because of the agitation that is secondary to lower levels of consciousness.  With Nancy this was done at the time she was..
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Hospital For Severe Brain Injury: Tenth Birthday in the Hospital

Posted on September 8th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Hospital For Severe Brain Injury: Nancy Part 8 While not all prayers are ever answered after any brain injury, Nancy while still in the hospital for severe brain injury wasn’t given more than she or her family could handle.  But the challenges got greater as her awareness returned. She is in..
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Assessing Retrograde Amnesia and Post Traumatic Amnesia

Posted on September 9th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Assessing Retrograde Amnesia: Nancy Part Nine  Throughout TBI Voices, we have been assessing retrograde amnesia and post traumatic amnesia (also called anterograde amnesia) in each survivor.  That is considerably more difficult with Nancy, perhaps because she was a child, perhaps for other motivational reasons.  Regardless, what she reports in assessing retrograde..
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Transitioning Home After Severe Brain Injury

Posted on September 12th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Transitioning Home After Severe Brain Injury: Nancy Part Ten Returning to the timeline of our story, we now turn to Nancy’s transitioning home after severe brain injury from Madison. How long is she at UW Hospital? Thirty-six days. So what are the last ten days like in Madison? The last ten days..
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