Day: September 18, 2018

Emergency/Trauma

Expecting the Unexpected

On July 15, 2016, Trisha Pierce was involved in a car crash that would leave her with 4 spinal fractures, a fractured sternum, 2 fractured ribs, and a lacerated spleen. Like many patients who sustain these types of traumatic injuries, Trisha doesn’t remember much from the night of the accident or the days spent in the hospital afterward.

 “I woke up on the stretcher at Forrest General Hospital in the ER. I don’t remember anything in the ER. I remember waking up, I guess, in ICU, and I didn’t know I was there so long, but I was there for three nights. The total time in the hospital was a week. My mom has told me more about the experience and fills in what I don’t remember,” Trisha explained.

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