Update

January 24th, 2011 by Conor

The surgery was a success! Danny is now recovering back in room 5109. The doctor used 5 plates and a bunch of titanium screws to put the bone flap back in Danny’s head. Danny is rocking a huge white bandage again to cover up the staples and surgical site. The doctor estimates that Danny will be in the ICU for the next 48 hours or so. If the CAT scans suggest that his swelling is going down and his recovery is on an upward trend, they will move him to the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). At the end of the Doctors report he finished by telling us that it is time to celebrate. He had a huge smile on his face and a look of relief . We have made it through the hard part medically. The rest is on Danny! Cheers from Montana!

~Conor

34 Responses to “Update”

  1. Alex Ware Says:

    That is awesome news!

  2. Jen Says:

    So glad to hear this!!

  3. Shay Says:

    Such great news! Go Danny!

  4. Jean Jannuzzi Says:

    So awesome! This is the best news ever!

  5. kaella Says:

    Soooo good to hear this news!! :D

  6. Carol Says:

    This is better than hearing that Teal left the planet!!!
    xxoo

  7. Jennifer McPhillips Says:

    This is great news! :)

  8. Diane Says:

    Thanks Conor for taking time to let all of us know the great news. Maybe now I will stop refreshing the DITB website every 5-10 minutes!

  9. Kim Beals Says:

    A round of hugs for all!

  10. Mallory Garneau Says:

    Great news Conor! Keeping Danny in my prayers everyday!

  11. Elaine Umlah Says:

    Wonderful news!!! The weather here is VERY cold however the warmth we feel in Mt Wasington Valley from all your love and support to your brother is amazing. Get stronger everyday!

  12. Annie Says:

    YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

  13. Cathy (Brown)Surette Says:

    Congratulations on this stage of the recovery!!
    Please do take a big breath and know that the support given to Danny by all of you is a big factor in this happy moment!! Rest now and get ready for the next round…..the whole world is here with you. :)

  14. Julie Says:

    Exhale! Terrific news…big hugs from here!

    Julie

  15. Ryan Young Says:

    Yeah Son! Great news!

  16. Jennifer Bell Says:

    Yay!

  17. Mike Rabideau Says:

    Good news for sure… Good job taking care of him conor, I’m glad to hear everything keeps looking up. Keep us all posted man!

    –Mike Rabideau

  18. jeff Says:

    That’s fantastic news !!

  19. kevin flynn Sr Says:

    Good luck and God spead Danny. My prayers go with you

  20. Sarah Says:

    That is AMAZING NEWS! We know there is still a lot of work ahead for Danny, but I am thrilled to know the medical part is nearing an end. Lot’s of love from the Kruysman family :)

  21. Marisa Mandracchia Says:

    Danny! So glad to hear the news- your in my prayers ever

  22. Laurie Trapasso Pochelon Says:

    Was out for a while and very happy to return to this post. Let the celebrations begin.

  23. Wadeo Says:

    Awesome, so happy to hear the news!

  24. David Hamlin Says:

    I hope you all in Montana can breathe a little tonight. Rest well – you’ve earned it. Our love for you all continues unabated. We’re here for the long haul!!!!

  25. David Cole Says:

    Great news! Keep on healin’ Thanks for the news, Conor! Love to Danny and the rest of the MT/NH team.

  26. kate Says:

    YAY!!!!!!

  27. Nia Chauvin Says:

    hell yeah! He’s a fighter!

  28. Hope Patterson Says:

    Go Danny!! So happy for you!!! Sending you, Conor, and your support team much love from the East Coast!

  29. Kalee Fennelly Says:

    So good to hear Conor! My fam sends their love!

  30. Taj Pietkiewicz Says:

    So stoked to hear about the success and all the recent progress you’re making dude!

  31. Danielle Riss Says:

    Really great news that Danny’s procedure went well! If you have a chance you might check out thinkcody.com. Cody is an amazing skier that skied at World Cup Level for the US Ski Team prior to his brain injury in 2009. I recently checked out his site as I went to school with his sister and read that he is a ski coach out in Salt Lake City now. You might know him or maybe not, but just thought it would be nice to hear about his journey and all the progress he has made since his accident! Great website you all have created! Stay strong! Best, Danielle Riss

  32. Danielle Riss Says:

    Really great news that Danny’s procedure went well! If you have a chance you might check out thinkcody.com. Cody is an amazing skier that skied at World Cup Level for the US Ski Team prior to his brain injury in 2009. I recently checked out his site as I went to school with his sister and read that he is a ski coach out in Salt Lake City now. You might know him or maybe not, but just thought it would be nice to hear about his journey and all the progress he has made since his accident! Great website you all have created! Stay strong! Best, Danielle

  33. Tooch Says:

    HELL YEAH SON!!!!! Do the damn thing!!!! I cant wait to see you when you get the hell out of there. Beer on me…… SHUT IT DOWN!!!

  34. Burton Says:

    Great news… Still a long road ahead so stay strong!

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