Posted on January 22, 2014
On January 13 2014 at 1:30pm Kayla was released from St Marys Hospital, 27 days after being shot and left for dead. Shot in the back thru her kidney diaphragm and liver. Found with a blood pressure of 30/40 on a sidewalk alone & dying.
St Marys trauma team had 2 gun shot wounds at the same time on December 18th, not very common
One was a male, and one was my daughter... Only ONE made it ...
There is a reason, a lesson, to be taught, shown, felt, a new walk
From the time when she was shot to when I received the call to now there has been a higher power watching over my daughter, me, my family
Just too many coincidences to BE one.
She still has some obstacles to conquer BUT...
She has no long term injuries
She can still feel
With her hands
With her feet
Can walk, stand, jump, skip
She has her independence
She is still ALIVE
I thank God every morning, afternoon and evening for all the family, friends, loved ones, and even complete strangers..praying, for answered prayer, the trauma surgeons & nurses, all the people who donated, open doors for places to stay, hugs even when I didn't think I needed one, tears when I thought I had no more, strength to keep moving and most of all ....confidence to know she was going to be BETTER than alive when this was all over
Thank you so much you have no idea what it means to us
We still have a couple more weeks here with follow ups the trauma team does not want her traveling and highly suggested she stay until tubes can be removed.
Praising God With Kayla Mcguire