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.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Week Six - Wednesday & Thursday

We're HOME! There are no words I could say to explain what it was like to come through the door yesterday at our home. We cried of excitement to see our kitties. It was priceless. We were so overwhelmed of the kindness of our friends and neighbors for all they did for us to arrive home. There was even a big banner hanging over the TV welcoming us home. I will post some pictures of everything tomorrow, I am just to tired right now to look for the camera plug LOL.

The drive was easy. Lenny was really good about doing his leg exercises to keep that blood pumping. Yiyi and Gary followed us home which was comforting to know we weren't alone. My dad was here when we got home, it was great to see him and our neighbors as well! The rest of the day went by quickly, and before we knew it we realized how tired we were, so we were both asleep by 10.

This morning for the first time in the 3 weeks Lenny and I have been together since the accident I was up before him. I woke up at 7 because I needed to organize his phone book of a medical record we brought with us for his 10:30am doctor's appointment. I could hear him snoring away in the living room and it was so comforting to hear him sleeping, no one coming in to take his blood pressure, tell him to get up, etc. Well I was heartbroken to have to come out and wake him up at 8, but he needed to start the morning procedures to be ready to go to the doctor. He could tell I hated doing it to cause he gave me a hard time about waking him up all day! Always the joker.

Oh, and I forgot to report earlier, while we were driving home we were notified that our insurance company has authorized us for outpatient care at Casa Colina, which is fantastic news! They specialize in the kind of care that Lenny needs! We have our first appointments on Friday!!

The doctors went well, we were there a while because of course there was so much to say, so much to do. Our next steps: blood work, xrays, ophthalmologist appointment, ortho appointment, medication follow up, and of course therapies. Just as we expected. Lenny asked me when we get a break and I told him when he is all better! (But we will have a break this weekend of course, I just refuse to waste a perfectly good weekday).

It was been FANTASTIC to have visitors. We both are just loving it! Please let me know when any of you would like to come over and visit! We are ready for you, first asking me, first served LOL!!! Just call me or email me nancerz@verizon.net!

Love to you all,
Nancy & Lenny

More pictures to come tomorrow! He is looking great!

4 comments:

  1. I have been reading this everyday since yoou started posting, your a amazing woman, good luck to both of you. slotracer

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  2. GLAD YOU GUYS ARE HOME SAFELY!!! I BET LENNY ENJOYED THE LAKER GAME LAST NIGHT!!!!

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  3. Glad you are home!!! I can just hear the Ahhhhhh. Will see you soon. Aunt Sharon

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  4. Marianne HerreraMay 28, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    Nancy and Lenny:
    I was so happy to read you post this morning and see that you had to wake Lenny up he must be sleeping better since he is at home which means you must of gotten a goods night sleep last nite. Did the kitties sleep with you all?
    Lenny I am so glad you are getting better my prayers are with you both daily.

    Love,
    Mom

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