The Accident

On 4/16/2010 at approximately 10 to 10:15pm, my Lenny was involved in a serious boating accident. There were 6 occupants of the boat, all were injured. Both Lenny and his best friend Jakie sustained life threatening injuries and were airlifted to trauma centers, Jakie to Las Vegas, Lenny to Phoenix.

I received a call at 1:45am informing me of the accident. I then spent the next 2 hours trying to find him and find out what happened. After calling two hospitals I found Jakie, and then called his mom and she took it from there. I still couldn't find Lenny, so I called the Lake Havasu Police and they got back to me in about a half an hour telling me he was in Phoenix and that the social worker would be calling me soon. Next came the longest 20 minutes of my life. Waiting to hear....

Lenny sustained the following injuries - Completely fractured face from the upper jaw to above the eyes, broken neck, broken ribs, collapsed lungs, and severely broken legs. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I spent the next several minutes rallying friends and getting to YiYi (that is what Lenny calls his sister). We all headed to Phoenix and below I will update you on his condition, how we are holding up, and have a way to communicate with you to keep you updated and be able to answer your questions and be able to get the support we so desperately need from all the wonderful people that love him.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Week Six - Monday and Tuesday

So here we sit, tick tock tick tock, waiting for bedtime so we can get up and morning and break out of this place. LOL.

Yesterday was a quiet day, the normal stuff. We practiced getting in and out of the car and he did it with ease. My car is just the right height for him.

Last night was a horrible night. He was up most of the night with a stomach ache and he was miserable. This morning he had therapies and we had to leave at noon to get to the hospital for his clinic appointments. I actually got to drive him tot he doctor and for the first time in almost 6 weeks we felt a little normal. It was great preparation for getting him home tomorrow to. Yiyi and Gary arrived tonight to follow us home, it made Lenny feel better that we were not alone in case anything happened.

So tomorrow is the big day, we are coming home. I say those words and almost don't even believe it could be happening. Some piece of normal in this crazy world we have been living for almost 6 weeks.

Some of you have been wondering if I will still blog now that we are going home and the answer is YES. Lenny's journey to getting better is not over and I know so many of you care to see his progress. I will do a lot of pictures of therapy, after all we need to see him walking in the next few months!

Can't wait to see all of you that we can!
Love Lenny and Nancy


  1. Yea! I am SO happy for both of you. The road to a full recovery is so close. Being in the comfort of your own home is truely a blessing. Looking forward to seeing the updates. Be careful on your way home. "jailbirds" ;-)


  2. Hi Nancy and Lenny, I have been BUSY BUSY BUSY and get to come on about every 3 days to check your blog. I cant be any happier for you Lenny to be able to take some steps. Keep up the pace and in no time, you will be walking on your own. Dont rush or you wont heal right. Nancy!! I'm so excited that everyone is dishing in for you and Lenny. You are not an asker for anything, but IF YOU NEED ANYTHING!!!! dont hesitate to ask.

    Miss you! and cant wait til you two get to sleep in your own house, beds and see your cats. OH!!! Dont forget your knome.

  3. Nancy and Lenny you guys have come a long way in 6 weeks. When I first heard of all this I had my doubts of Lennys recovery, but WOW!! I am so happy that you guys are coming home today!! Please keep the blog going!! How is your friend Jakie? Please update us on him also. Take care!! Have a safe trip home!!

  4. YEA!!! YEA!! YEA!!! Such great news! Good luck on your journey home!

  5. Wow! Can't access my computer for days due to a nasty virus. Get my computer back and get on today and see the fantastic news. YES! Lenny is coming home. I'm am so happy for you both. It will be so much better when you're home. In fact by the time you read this post, you will probably be home. Yay! Such a miracle to see how far Lenny has come. Love you both. WELCOME HOME!!

    auntie Sharon

  6. So excited for you both.... So happy to know that you are back in your own home with your kitties. Lenny you have come so far, you are truly a fighter. I know that your hard work will pay off and have you up & about in no time.
    Nancy your strength,love & devotion for Lenny is truly amazing. You are amazing woman, and I am proud to call you one of my closest friends. As always, please know that I am here for you both if you ever need anything.
    Welcome Home.... Love~ Mel xoxoxo