Posted on August 8, 2017
Troy was in surgery for 12 hours yesterday. They were able to repair the fractured ankle and the artery in the leg. Today the doctors at the University of Utah Hospital were able to repair his tibia and they have faith that the fibula will heal on its own. The fractures in Troy's back will be left to heal. They originally though he had up to 5 fractures. Thank God there were only two. Troy has been moved from the ICU today. My sister said Troy will be in a wheelchair for about 3 months.
Corban is still in rough shape.
Brandi says: His ICP'S (Intracranial Pressure) are looking good "currently", but it's been fluctuating since the accident. The neuro wants to wait on taking the "bolt" (ICP monitor) out of his head with the hopes his pressure will stay stable so that they can eventually remove it to get another MRI to see if he's progressing for the better or worse. MRI's are loud and very stimulating to the brain which may cause him stress and unneeded cranial pressure. His blood pressure, body temp, and heart rate are currently stable as well. He had a good body wipe down at 4:30 am, and lotion applied. He gets his mouth cleaned twice a day, and a number of other maintenance routines done every day and night. His urine looks good and not cream colored anymore. They're going to start him on nutrition either today or tomorrow. I can't recall why they haven't yet though. His coma glasgo score is a 6, if you're familiar with what that is. I'm sure there's a good reason the nutrients haven't been introduced yet.
I was told that the peak swelling in the brain can occur 48-72 hours after injury. We're entering the 48 right now, and Corban's ICP'S are teetering between 11-14, which isn't bad because they want it below 20, but it is higher than its been. The manitol they gave him earlier usually brings it down under 10. Well it didn't this time. He has become pretty sensitive to sound this afternoon, so everything is kind of on super quiet mode right now, since they can only administer the manitol every six hours. Heart rate is in the lower 70's, and bp is 118/64.
Brandi has had people show up to pray with her and pray over Corban. This has been such a blessing to her. As we all know she is feeling pretty helpless at this time. Please continue to keep them in your prayers.