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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June 30, 2010

Again today Corrine made huge steps towards getting better.  They were able to take her chest tube out.  Corrine said it was one of the worst things she has ever gone through.  But the tube is out!  Every tube removed from her body is a step closer to getting better. 

Corrine is an amazing patient.  She has to use the spirometer to help build her lung strength and capacity.  She is regularly telling whom ever is there that she should probably use it again.  She will use it for a minute or so then she will have to put her oxygen mask back on because her levels will go down too far.

Corrine was also able to get a hair cut today.  With the humidity of the oxygen mask and her hair on her neck it was just too hot for her.  I haven't seen it yet, but I am sure it is cute.  Thank you Tammy and Kim for helping her to be a little more comfortable. 

June 29 Updates

Sorry I didn't get the updates of the day posted last night. 

Corrine is doing and looking so much better each time we see her.  With her off the ventilator now she is doing well given the circumstances.  She is of course really weak and sore.  But they were able to sit her up a little bit yesterday.  That was really nice to see.  Corrine is still on oxygen.  If she takes her mask off at all her vitals start to go haywire.  So she is still having a bit of a hard time breathing.  But she was cracking jokes and trying to keep the air lite. 

They also brought baby Livi back in for Corrine to see her.  They were able to take a few pictures of the two of them without all the tubes down her throat. 

The road is still going to be long and hard.  I know that prayers are continuously being said in behalf of the entire family, but I would ask that you especially continue to pray for Damon and Corrine as they struggle through this hard and emotional time. 

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pictures as promised

Early Friday morning Corrine was having a very hard time resting and was very restless.  Once Livi was placed on her chest Corrine was able to get a few hours of sleep.

Damon spending some time with his precious little angel.

Here a few other pictures of Livi.

We would like to thank the hospital as well as Jennifer with Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep ( for the pictures of Livi.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Update June 28, 2010

It's amazing what a good nights sleep will do for a body.  Last night everyone left by 7pm with instructions given to the nurse not to allow any visitors at all.  This morning Corrine was doing so much better.  She was alert and watching TV.  Pain is still an issue but being kept under control.  Corrine was taken for more x-rays today.  They checked to see how her legs, pelvis, and lungs were doing.  Everything is looking good.  In fact her lungs are looking so good that they were able to take her off the ventilator.  Tonight she was looking and doing even better.  She isn't talking a whole lot yet because her throat is sore from the tubes.  But it is good to see Corrine's beautiful smile and hear her voice when she does talk. 

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Updates on Corrine June 27

We just got back from the hospital visiting Damon and Corrine.  Damon is doing surprisingly well.  It is obviously still a struggle and an emotional roller coaster.  But given all that has been thrown at him he really is doing surprisingly well.

The doctors said today that all of her internal organs are doing really well.  She has not had any blood in any of her drainage tubes since things have calmed down from surgery yesterday.  They believe that her spleen was the bleeding problem.  With that gone she is doing much better.  The swelling in her hands and face has gone down even more since last night.  In fact they had to put a smaller neck brace on her because she has shrunk so much.  Things are starting to look up. 

The doctors have said that Corrine is not getting enough sleep due to the number of visits she is receiving.  Every time someone walks into her room and says her name loudly or touches her hand it startles her awake and it takes her time to calm down to go back to sleep.  They have strongly suggested that we keep the amount of people visiting to a minimum.  We know that you all love Corrine so much and want to see her and let her know that you are there for her, but we would like to follow the suggestions of the doctors and ask that at this time visiting from friends stop.  We are sorry that it has to be this way, but we need to think of what is best for Corrine at this time.  When she is up for visitors we will definitely let you know.  If you would still like to come visit Damon you are more then welcome to visit him in the waiting room.  I know he would appreciate the love and support from the visits.

Donation Account and Corrine Update

So many of you have already made your way to Wells Fargo to so generously help with the financial end of this ordeal and were told that there wasn't an account set up.  If you went yesterday morning that is true.  We didn't realize so many of you would respond so quickly.  That gesture in and of itself has meant so much to Damon and the whole family already.  The account has now been set up.  You can still go to any Wells Fargo, the account is under Corrine Hopkins Frazier. 

We are keenly aware of how much good there still is in the world of so much bad by all the love we have felt from each of you.  We appreciate every gesture of concern and desire to help.  Thank you so much for all the support you have all given to the family already.

As of 10:00 last night Corrine was still listed as critical but looking much better.  Some of the swelling in her face and hands has gone down.  She is resting and working on healing know.  We will continue to post update as they come about.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Updates as of June 26, 2010

This morning Corrine was taken back into surgery.  They removed her spleen and checked out everything else to make sure she wasn't bleeding anymore.  They were then able to close her abdomen completely.  At this point they have her sedated so that she can get some rest and so her body can start to heal. 

Damon was also able to bring Livi back up for a little while this morning.  To see her again and let some of his family who hadn't had a chance to see her hold her and love her for a few minutes. 

I promise we will post more pictures but I wanted to get the update out so that you all knew what was going on as of now.

Friday, June 25, 2010


There has been a ward fast set for this Sunday for the Frazier family.  We invite anyone who would like to join in this fast. 

Again we appreciate all your prayers and support.

Our Dear Livi

Livi Abighail Frazier
Born at 1:02 pm June 24, 2010.  
She weighed 3 lbs 8 oz and was 16 1/2 inches long. 

This perfect little angel left this world before she really had a chance to come into this world.  Livi returned to her Heavenly Father after saving her mothers life.  What an amazing spiritual giant this little girl is.   

Donation Account

There has been a donation account set up for Corrine and Damon.  It has been set up at Wells Fargo.  Right now it is set up under the name Janet Hopkins (Corrine's mom).  It will eventually be changed to Corrine and Damon Frazier.  If you would like to help financially you can go to any Wells Fargo. 

We appreciate all the support and help given already and want to thank you in advance for all the support and help that is yet to come.

The Story of June 24, 2010

Most of you have heard what happened but we wanted to make sure the details are straight.

At 11:00 am yesterday morning while Corrine was making visits for work she was hit in a head on collision.  The man who hit her crossed 5 lanes of traffic on 700 E before Corrine and Livi were hit.  They were pinned in the car for an hour and a half before they were able to get them out and life flighted to the hospital.  Corrine was strong the entire time.  She was awake and talking to all the emergency personnel while they were working to get her rescued from the car.  She has overall been very awake and alert through all that has gone on since.

Corrine suffered multiple injuries as a part of the accident.  Both of her femurs were broken in multiple places and one of her ankles was broken in multiple places.  She also suffered many internal injuries.  Her lungs are bruised, she has a lacerated diaphragm, kidney and spleen.  She also suffered a ruptured uterus.  Because of the force of the collision Livi did not survive.  But in the process of getting Corrine out of the car Livi saved her mom's life.  Livi was able to keep pressure on all Corrine's organs so that she didn't bleed out.  Corrine was taken into emergency surgery as soon as she was brought to the hospital.  At that time they repaired her uterus and stabilized her ankle and one of her femurs.  They spent most of the night making sure she stayed stable and getting more details, she had many x-rays and a cat scan.   She was also giving a lot of blood. 

This morning the Orthopedic surgeons were given the go ahead by the general surgeons to take Corrine back to surgery to repair both of her femurs and her ankle.  They put rods and pins everywhere.  When the surgeon came in to tell us how things went he was very optimistic about how things went.  He said everything was aligned well.  He was concerned that her ankle will bother her in the future because of the severity of the injury and he said that she may have some problems with her knees that will have to be taken care of later.  But he was not worried about those problems at this time.  They are things that can definitely be taken care of later.  After she came back from surgery they changed her central so that it was in a more accessible area.

Corrine is a fighter...tired but doing well at this stage of the game.