My fiancé, Tim, was in a fatal car accident 3 weeks after he proposed to me. He was in a coma for 2 months, and in that time I was in shock. Finally, after eight excruciating weeks, he woke up. But, to both of our dismay, he was permanently disabled. He broke his C1-C7 vertebra, making him a complete quadriplegic. I learned that he most likely would never walk again, and he would need the help of a 24/7 and his family members to perform every day tasks. He has trach and a ventilator to help him breathe, and he needs feeding tubes to help him get nutrition. Along with his spinal cord injuries, he has traumatic brain injury. He is completely blind in both eyes, and he has the inability to speak.
Tim's homecoming was not too long ago. It has been a long journey for both him and me since his accident, but I will do whatever it takes to help him live as close to a normal life as he can. I joined this site to connect with other carers or handicaps, and to help Tim see that he can live a normal life even with all his disabilities.
We do still plan on getting married if all goes well, although we don't know when. I would like to send my prayers to Tim, and I want him to know that I love him.
Email me at KarenGBlack@dr.com if you would like to help and support me and my soon to be husband. Thanks!