Today is day four after Kiersten's accident. The swelling has gone down tremendously, although her pain has increased, and she has to receive a blood transfusion. She lost a lot of blood during the car accident. The doctors said that today would be a little more difficult being the second day after surgery. On the positive side of things, she will begin Physical Therapy today, and her Singles Ward is fasting for her. I know that through all of this she is being very blessed. Kiersten amazes me more and more every day. She has been hilarious to all of her visitors and nurses. She is quite the little entertainer. Her friends and family have been so sweet to come visit her daily. She holds onto her turtle and bear and it gives her the comfort she needs.
My mom is incredible. She hasn't left her side. I know that Kiersten gets a lot of her strength from her. I love this picture because Kiersten is smiling. You can see her passion for life and her will to fight.
She was so excited when Jordan brought her his Marine's water bottle. It made her entire day. Kiersten had been begging for it before the accident. I love the quote on the bottle and find it very applicable, "Pain is weakness leaving the body."
Here are some pictures that Brittany took from the accident scene. If you look close you can see Brittany. She is standing where the truck landed after it rolled three times. Off in the distance is a vehicle on the highway where they rolled from.
They had to cut Kiersten out of her side of the truck.
The girls were saved from wearing their seat-belts. We love you Kiersten. Hang in there.