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.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Things are going great!

Lenny has recovered nicely from his last surgery in December. They removed cartilidge from his ear and rebuilt the lower lid of his right eye. His swelling has gone down, but there is still a little left. The doctor said all of the drainage lines that we have in our face, well he doesn't have those anymore as they were all crushed, so it takes longer for swelling to go down in his face. He goes back to the doctor on January 26th and they remove the tube in his left eye and stitches from the right.

It is truely a miracle where we are today. Thinking back to when this happened almost a year ago I would have never imagined he would be doing so well today.

He is having some problems with his knees because the screws go right through them, so back to the doctors we go. They do not want to remove the rods from his legs, but he may have to one day if this keeps up.

Love to you all.


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