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Thursday, May 24, 2012

The start of something new

Please excuse the inaccuracies of the previous initial post as it was not started by the Marsh family and available information was scarce to the initial blogger. To further clarify we have updated this post.

Abigail Grace Marsh was in a life changing automobile accident on the morning of May 22nd 2012. She was in a truck with three of her closest friends and was the only one who sustained serious injuries. Abby broke her 5th cervical vertebrae (C5) which pinched her spinal cord against her 6th vertebrae resulting in spinal shock causing loss of control from her armpits down. When the ambulance arrived, she was transported to Cincinnati Children's hospital.

The next morning Abby went into surgery that would last for nearly 11 hours. The surgeons went to work removing the disc, between the vertebrae, removed that was putting the pressure on her spinal cord. The surgeons continued and performed an amazing bone fusion which fused her C4, C5, and C6 vertebrae together, using titanium rods and plates to keep them in situ. Within this fusion, bone from a cadaver was placed between the vertebrae which will aid in Abby's healing process. The doctors say that the bone graft will heal within six to nine months. The surgery went as planned and the doctors said it would be weeks before the spinal shock would reduce and things would begin to recover.
Just hours after her surgery, being the amazing fighter she is, Abby was caught moving her arm trying rubbing her eyes to "wipe out her eye boogies" as best as she could. And continued to give her father (Dan) "nucks", by bumping their hands together. A few hours later a physical therapist came to do exercises by moving her legs into different positions, and she could some what accurately identify the locations of her limbs. She now has some sensation in her legs, which is HUGE considering her injury. 

Amazingly enough, Abby is being her normal silly self cracking jokes to her nurses and friends. She has a long road to recovery ahead of her and wants to thank everyone for the prayers. There is no such thing as too much prayer. Please continue to pray for Abby, her family and everyone else involved. The Lord is good. 

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