Title: Donnie Skaggs injured
RacinHawk - September 22, 2010 01:27 PM (GMT)
Donnie Skaggs,who is jetlag on here, was reported to be in a jetski accident and is in the hospital. I don't have any details, but it sounds like he is in pretty bad shape. If anyone has anymore info on his condition, please let us know. Thoughts and prayers go out to Donnie and his family.
767 - September 22, 2010 02:47 PM (GMT)
I sure hope he pulls thru this. Heck of a nice guy. Thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.
chrace88 - September 22, 2010 03:10 PM (GMT)
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Skaggs Family
MrsDickens85 - September 22, 2010 03:32 PM (GMT)
Get well soon, Donnie! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
awesome39 - September 22, 2010 04:30 PM (GMT)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Donnie. Hope you get better soon.
plumcrazyracing - September 22, 2010 07:16 PM (GMT)
it was said he has internaL bleeding and broke some stuff and hes on life support and they dont think he will make it.. its a 50/50 chance
20dOSSEY - September 22, 2010 08:22 PM (GMT)
Hope you get better soon Donnie, we need you to pull through this and get better.
dosseyfan - September 22, 2010 08:31 PM (GMT)
Wow! This is shocking news, I really hope Donnie pulls through, if anyone gets any updates plz let us know.
Thoughts and prayers go to Donnie and his family
Bartman - September 23, 2010 02:58 AM (GMT)
I don't know him personally but I really hate to hear that. I will pray for him and his family. Get well Donnie.
xCOYOTEx - September 23, 2010 03:02 AM (GMT)
Thoughts are with you and your family, Jetlag. Hope you get well soon...
RacinHawk - September 23, 2010 03:08 AM (GMT)
Update on Donnie. He had some internal bleeding but they did surgery and stopped most of it. He's doing a little better than he was, but has a long road ahead of him with more surgery coming.
Pink Panther 74 - September 23, 2010 11:38 AM (GMT)
well any improvement is good, and gives us something to look forward at, get well soon buddy, and to his family, thoughts and prayers from the hargraves family and the iofs extended family...
767 - September 23, 2010 11:50 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (RacinHawk @ Sep 22 2010, 11:08 PM)|
| Update on Donnie. He had some internal bleeding but they did surgery and stopped most of it. He's doing a little better than he was, but has a long road ahead of him with more surgery coming. |
Take any improvment we can get. Keep on fighting!
buffdaddy - September 24, 2010 02:30 AM (GMT)
Keep on fighting and hope the best.
RacinHawk - September 25, 2010 02:54 PM (GMT)
Report this morning is that they have stopped all the bleeding. He still has a long recovery ahead of him but the family is optimistic now about the situation. Keep on fightin Donnie. Sounds like you're makin some good progress now.
chrace88 - September 25, 2010 03:03 PM (GMT)
Donnie Skaggs family wanted everyone to know how much they
Appreciate all the Thoughts and Prayers .
D SKAGGS - September 26, 2010 04:31 PM (GMT)
Hi, this is Julie. Donnie was involved in a freak jet ski accident last monday. I have not spoken with him since he has never been alert except for an hour the following day. His injuries are severe and we are hoping each day things will get better. We were told that this is not a race, but a marathon and as he wins each each event a new one starts or he slides back to the previous event. Donnie at U of L and went straight to surgery. He has broken not fractured his pelvis in five places. Best way to describe is on Thanksgiving when you get the wishbone and pull it to see who get the biggest piece. He has bruising on his kidney, bladder, and spleen. He had tore some veins in small intestines and other injuries, he is a large amount of fluid on his body. He was suppose to go to TCU but was sent to ICU. Tuesday morning he was alert but I was not composed enough when entering and he stated he was dying. I tried to reassure him he wasn't. The nurses and doctors tried to do the same. Unfortunatley, he knew more than we did and his heart stopped for 9 long minutes. He was then sent back downstair to fix an artery that was bleeding. He has went through 20 packets of blood and blood products so anyone wishing to donate please do to the American Red Cross. He is now on a ventalator and we are waiting for the physician to come in they are putting a trach in today and a feeding tube on Tuesday and hopefully surgery on Wednesday to fix his pelvis. Once he is able to have surgery these will be the biggest hurdle. we have a space book site with updates under Donnie Skaggs. We want Donnie to understand how lucky he is to be alive and next to give him the strength to go forward. The earliest he will leave the hospital and that is without any more complications is October31. We appreciate your concerns but request no visitors at this time except family and very close friends. The trauma he has indured takes all his strength he has as well as his family and close friends helping me since we are staying 24/7. Once he is in a regular room and can tolerate company you are more than welcome to come and stay as long as you like, but at this time it is very difficult. As my favorite doctor told me on Thursday. Tuesday he should have died, but he didn't and it was a miracle, Wednesday he was better, Thursday he was worse but not as bad as Tuesday because he should have died and Friday he was better. Saturday was not a bad day but a bad night. One thing I'll add he has the #1 physicians, interns and medical staff at U of L you can get. I appreciate them all and the care they have given.
beware38 - September 26, 2010 10:48 PM (GMT)
Keep digging Donnie! It will be a long road, but you are definitely on te right team... The Warehouse will be praying for you!
Bartman - September 27, 2010 06:29 AM (GMT)
Wow, that is good news and bad news. It sounds like he definitely has a tough road to go. He is a fighter. He has already proven that. Get well Donnie. We are praying for you.
767 - September 27, 2010 01:24 PM (GMT)
Thank you very much for the updates! We are still praying for him. Keep on fighting Donnie!!!! :rocky
D SKAGGS - September 27, 2010 09:03 PM (GMT)
Donnie was awake for the first time in a week. They cancelled his procedure yesterday, but is scheduled for tomorrow. He is getting a trach so we can move on to another problem. He fully understands what is going on. No head injury just a long recovery. Last big hurdle yet to come on his pelvis hopefully by end of the week.
767 - September 28, 2010 01:26 PM (GMT)
Glad to hear he is awake!!!!!!
D SKAGGS - September 29, 2010 04:22 AM (GMT)
Donnie did have his trach today at 8 pm and doing well after surgery. Tommorrow will tell the story. He is having the big surgery on his pelvis. They will either put all the parts back together in one big surgery on put as many pieces back as they can and wait for another day. Now he has a small problem with Kidney and that is scheduled for tomorrow too. I am not too worried for this. Surgery at 1pm
chrace88 - September 29, 2010 12:17 PM (GMT)
Were taking Donations for Donnie Fri. and Sat. night at the Sportsdrome Pit
Window . We also have a card for anyone that would like to sign.
GET WELL SOON DONNIE
767 - September 29, 2010 12:29 PM (GMT)
thanks for letting us know. I will make sure to stop by.
EVMfan - September 29, 2010 10:48 PM (GMT)
Keep digging Donnie hope to see posted by jetlag on hear soon
D SKAGGS - September 30, 2010 03:15 PM (GMT)
Donnie did go to surgery yesterday, but once there he was opened and closed. The trauma his body suffered was causing so much swelling where they needed to go they couldn't get the plates in place so they have decided to wait until late next week. The did put some screws in pelvis to hold until the next surger and one in his leg. This was disappointing to the family, but we knew this could happen. Bright spot, his breathing has improved and he may come off the respirator by Sunday, will see.
767 - October 15, 2010 08:03 PM (GMT)
chrace88 - October 15, 2010 09:17 PM (GMT)
My dad was there Tuesday , he was awake but still hadnt had his surgery on
They were suppose to do that Wedesday . Hes going back up there Sunday .
Ill tell him to update everyone .
Thanks to everyone that gave Donations , We gave that to them Tuesday.
767 - October 18, 2010 11:51 AM (GMT)
Sounds like he is still making good progress.
chrace88 - October 22, 2010 07:00 PM (GMT)
Donnie had his Surgery , hes moved to Rehab , he talked with dad alittle but still in alot of pain . He is breathing on his own now .
GET WELL SOON
bigjamiemac - October 23, 2010 08:16 AM (GMT)
I am amazed I didn't even see this!! I am in shock on what I have read but am very pleased that everything is starting to get better for Donnie. My Thoughts and Prayers are deffinately with the entire Skaggs Family.. Keep Fighting Donnie and like someone said a few posts back, I can't wait to see an update from jetlag himself!! :rock
buffdaddy - November 7, 2010 08:52 PM (GMT)
Any up dates on how Donnie is doing?????? :)b :)b :)b