Update on my dd and possibly having to defer

<p>Two months ago many of you were kind enough to give me some great advice if my daughter needed to defer this fall due to an accident she was in. I just thought that I would update here and say thank you again for all your suggestions. As a refresher, she was thrown out of the back of a pickup truck by an idiot who thought it would be funny to take off with her sitting on the back. She had a fractured skull, with bleeding and swelling of the brain. It has been a long summer of doctors appointments and PT for her jaw (she could not open her mouth) but I am happy to say that we are off to AZ next week for her freshman year! There are still a few issues but none that would keep her from attending school. In fact, the neuropsych. feels that college will be the best thing for her to get her brain moving again. We will have to take a wait and see attitude with how well she is able to do this semester and reevaluate down the road if she is having difficulties. She will have an appointment with the office of disabilities when we arrive so that she has a counselor if one is needed. This could have been a horrible outcome for us all and I am so thankful that she is well enough not to postpone college. I will now be a nervous wreck having her across the country from us but then I take a deep breath and realize I can get on a plane and be there in 5 hours. Thank you all again.</p>

<p>Wonderful news! I'm so glad for the PegV family.</p>

<p>Oh My! I missed this earlier! I am so very sorry this happened to your D but so very glad she is recovering! :) Good Luck to her and I wish her a wonderful freshman yer.</p>

<p>I, too, missed this. I'm glad that she is recovering and wish her a good freshman year. I am sorry that this happened to her. My son started a semester with a busted jaw one year, and that was his best performance term.</p>

<p>Best of luck to your daughter, Peg.</p>

<p>That is great news. Thank you for letting us know, and the best of luck to you both!</p>

<p>Peg, that is wonderful news. I am very excited for your family and your D and hope she has a fantastic first year away!</p>

<p>Thanks for the update! Glad things are coming together.</p>

<p>Peg, I am so happy for your entire family!</p>

<p>That is such great news! I am happy for all of you and wish your daughter the very best with her college career.</p>

<p>I, too, missed the original report about the accident. I'm so happy to read about this positive outcome. Best of luck to all of you!</p>

<p>That is wonderful news! Best of luck to your D. I hope she has a fantastic freshman year.</p>

<p>What a relief for you, and how exciting for her to get back to a normal life! I hope she has a wonderful freshman experience.</p>

<p>Wishing you and your daughter the best! Thanks for updating us.</p>

<p>wow! and for what it's worth, i know a young woman who suffered a brain injury toward the end of her senior year in college. The university she'd gotten into was very, very accommodating: unlike other freshmen, she was allowed to take ony two classes and still remain a full time student. She was also given a single in the dorms, and the RA of her floor was told of her condition and what to look out for. This is a big university, 25,000+ students, yet this one single student received everything she needed to ensure she would succeed. So schools can and do help out kids in need. Hope your daughter and you have an equally satisfying experience.</p>

<p>I missed your original story, too - so happy to read that she's recovering well, and that she won't have to miss any of her freshman year. Best of luck to her and you, and please give us an update on how your drop-off goes in a few weeks.</p>

<p>I am so happy for you.</p>

<p>YEAH!!!!! Congratulations and good luck to your daughter. Make sure you both download Skype or ichat, and take time to talk face-to-face with each other so you can really see how she is adjusting to college after such a trauma. :)</p>

<p>This outcome made my day!</p>

<p>Great to hear the update, I am so glad for you and your daughter that she can head off to college as planned.</p>