Sunday, August 15

Day Four

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.


  1. Wow..seeing the pictures really hit hard! I am so glad that she is improving! Dr. Reichman is the one who did Skylers back surgery. He is a great dr. We miss you and hope all continues to go well for your sister! XOXO-Angie

  2. Janessa, I'm so happy that she is alive and doing okay. We are praying for her and your family. I put her name in the Oquirrh Mtn. Temple when I was there yesterday... she's being prayed for in one more temple! We'll continue to pray for her and all of you! Love you! Liz Daw

  3. Janessa! I'm so sorry for you guys. I'm keeping your whole family & especially your sis in my prayers!

  4. So sorry to hear about the accident, and to see these pictures. All the Tolbert family his praying for you. If you need anything let us know.
    Love love

  5. WOW! What a fighter she is. It makes me start to cry everytime I talk about her accident because of what a blessing that she is doing so well! The priesthood is such a wonderful blessing and I am so grateful she got that blessing! I'm glad you get to be with her!! Give her our love! Miss you cuz, hope you are doing well as well!