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, August 12, 2010

Long needed update!

Sorry to have taken so long to post anything, but as you can imagine things are very slow and go now with healing.

Lenny is walking perfectly now. He was using a cane but just this week he has given up the cane. Therapy continues for his body to regain all the muscle he has lost. He is starting to venture out more, he can't quite get in and out of his truck yet so he uses my car and I drive the big truck when he is going out and about. He has been going into to work for a few hours a couple days a week just to ease into things. He still doesn't have the stamina yet and still needs a lot of muscle rebuild.

On the downside the problems with his right eye have been getting worse. This morning he went to see a surgeon and he will need two more surgeries. One on his lower eye lid and one on the tear ducts of both eyes. He will have the one for the eyelid soon and the other will have to wait a while. It is very invasive and they want to make sure he really really needs it.

So, I will let you know when he has the surgery.

1 comment:

  1. It is good to hear he is doing so well. Getting back to everyday life. I hope the eye surgery's help with his eye problems. Thank you for updating still nancy. I know how busy you are working and helping Lenny out :)