Ten days prior to BC graduation, Jan. 04, 2011 we received one of the worst phonecalls, it was my sister crying from frustration and disappointment. She broke her leg during her PFA final run. Fire fighting and Battle stations are the one's left. All she said at the end of the line were, i was almost there... i was in the finished line, I am almost graduating. It was a heartbreaking moment for the whole family... She was sent to VA hospital the next day and got a full cast around her right leg, and on that weekend we decided to fly to be with her. We witnessed her pain and frustration... She's devastated.. She was helpless and could not do anything for herself.
She was transfered to the nursing home where, everybody was really nice to her, NURSES, PATIENTS, DOCTORS AND PT'S.
Two weeks after they took the wheelchair away from her as she is able to walk with crutches. She had her therapy twice a day and she became veyr motivated to recover and soon to graduate.
on Friday Jan 28, 2011, her doctor discharged her from the hospital, she was told that she does not need medical attention anymore as she can walk around and can do things for herself. She was sent back to the base ship 4, when she reached the base, she was told that it is not safe for her to stay at the base as she is still in the full cast. So she was sent back to the hospital. The hospital could not accept her so what they did was replaced her cast to a smaller one. My sister was in so much pain again her knee is in a bended position and according to her, her toes are swollen.
speaking with her on the phone yesterday was heartmelting, she was just crying and i can tell that she can give up anytime. She is so depressed.
We are really trying to be strong for her!
Words of encouragements and prayers are the things we can do...
Anyone with the same situation? or had gone through the same challenge?
My friend Troy broke his leg right before he graduated. I don't think it was a bad as hers, but I'm not sure. He said the best thing to do is talk to the POs in charge of the ship, ask if there is anything she can do for them, help with paperwork, anything to stay busy. He was there quite a while and while he graduated, he didn't have a PIR.
Many good healing thoughts for her, and I hope she isn't in pain too long.