Tuesday, September 8, 2009

update on my friend troy...

my friend troy pardue....jumped into a pool last sunday 8/30/09...to splash his wife...no one saw exactly what happened...she turned around and he was floating face down in the water...on the deep end....after she got to him...she turned him over...(luckily she is a neuro or nurse) he was talking and couldnt not move his arms or legs...he was intubated and put on a vent to keep him still...he had surgery to place rods and screws in his cervical spine...the halo has been removed...his injury is at C-7...so ...he has gross motor movement and no other movement below the arm pits...fine motor movement with the fingers may be lost....not sure with rehab...he will be sent to shepards in atlanta tomorrow...for 3 weeks and no family...this is when the family has to get the house ready for him to come home...its going to be a long road ahead...there are lots of friends to help...they have set up an account for them at regions bank...in our community everyone seems to jump in and help...or course i will be there as much as possible...being a nurse too....i just keep thinking with all the research with stem cells...that maybe he will have some progress...all we can do now is pray...{{thanks for asking}}


  1. Will say a special prayer for him and his family.

  2. thank you for update - will continue to pray fo him and his family!

  3. Oh Susan I can't believe that such a simple playful act could turn into something so dreadful on my goodness how heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers are with Troy and his family. I am so glad they have so much support form you and the rest of the community it will be needed for some time to come.

    Lorraine x

  4. OMG! I'm so sorry. You just never know. I'll say a prayer too. I know it's been a few weeks since you posted this. How is he doing now?