October of last year on Indiana Highway 60 near Salem, Addison McCarty and her 3-year-old daughter were involved in a car wreck. The accident caused a severe neck injury to the 3-year-old including broken neck bones. The child was knocked unconscious in the crash and suffered what the doctors described as an “internal decapitation-the ligaments holding her skull to her neck had been snapped, allowing Addison’s skull to separate from her neck bones”. The injuries are usually fatal, but Addison, now 4, survived.
Nearly seven months after the accident, she is at home in Salem, Ind., with her mother and great-grandmother, where the family is trying to help her recover from her injuries. Although her spinal cord is intact, she suffers from a host of problems as a result of the accident.
Doctors said that botox injections in her muscles could ease the spasms, but currently she is being tended 24 hours a day and requiring fifteen medicines daily and remains on a breathing tube. http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110513/NEWS02/305130103/Indiana-girl-fighting-catastrophic-neck-injuries
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