Originally posted on my website on December 1, 2006
Many of you have asked for an update on the family I first wrote about in "What Really Matters". Donna and Gabi are both home now recovering from their Sept. 8 accident. Doctors decided not to operate on Gabi's pelvis with the hope that, at her young age, it would heal better on its own. In order for that to happen, she has to remain off her feet and as still as possible, as often as possible, which is certainly very difficult for a 5-year-old to do; Gabi and Gabe turned 5 in October. Donna is currently working with an occupational therapist to relearn how to use her arms, wrists and hands to the best of her ability. She will have an MRI in January to determine how well her neck is fusing back together; she's still wearing the neck and spine halo and the results of the MRI will determine whether or not it can be removed. In order to keep his job, Kevin had to return to work this week, so Donna and Gabi have a nurse at home with them. Gabe is back in school, and friends and family are taking shifts caring for baby Gavin every day. This family still has a long road of recovery ahead of them, so please continue to keep them in your prayers.