My husband, other daughter and myself were just 1 day into a weeks break in the Peak District when we were made aware my eldest had had a fall and that we should return immediately as her condition was serious. It took us hours to get to hospital because of our location but that is nothing compared to the heart rending sight when we got there. Her fall had been from a great height and aside from numerous broken bones the main cause for concern is the numerous skull fractures and potential brain damage. We are aware, and were advised early on that this might not be survivable for her but her age of only 27 is at least in her favour and her fanatical fitness kick can only be beneficial also. It's just so very hard to deal with this feeling of helplessness. I have always looked out for my kids and she has always been my 'problem child'. The one getting herself into all manner of scrapes and situations but we are a close knit and very loving family and have weathered whatever storms she has thrown our way, but now we are having to rely on these very caring, compassionate, professional strangers keeping my 'little girl' alive. She has been placed in a medically induced coma, heavily sedated to help relieve the pressure on her brain which I am aware is the first and most important step. I came across the site and am reaching out for a support network of like minded and people who have experienced the same or similar situation. I don't know what's ahead of me and can only pray for a positive outcome
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