Josh Wharton, a family friend of the late Jay Briscoe, gave an update on the health of Gracie and Jaylee – Jay’s two daughters who The auto accident resulted in serious injuries resulting in the death of the wrestler.
According to Wharton’s Facebook page, Gracie “couldn’t feel anything from the waist down” when she was admitted to a local hospital after the accident, where she was diagnosed with an L2 dislocation, L3 and L4 fractures and spinal cord compression. Once she was stabilized and transferred to a larger hospital, Gracie felt back in her thighs but nothing below her knees. He was finally operated on at around 3am on Wednesday 18th January. Doctors were able to relieve the compression of his spine and the surgery went as smoothly as possible.
12-year-old Gracie continues to deal with swelling and trauma to her spine, as doctors play the “waiting game” in hopes of a full recovery. On a positive note, he felt a “twitch in his legs” on and off Thursday, and doctors expect his progress to occur on a day-to-day basis.
From Thursday night, Gracie has no feeling in her legs. However, fortunately, he was not diagnosed with any other injuries.
Meanwhile, Jelly, 9, was diagnosed with an open tibia and fibular fracture at a local hospital, where she underwent surgery. Doctors put him in an external fixator and sent him to a major hospital, where he remains.
Jellie, with a C7 fracture, is expected to be in a neck brace for another six weeks. He’s also dealing with L3 and L4 fractures, which will keep him in a back brace for another 12 weeks. He has a broken rib on his right side. Moreover, on Thursday he was suffering from internal bleeding, but doctors performed intestinal leakage surgery and corrected the problem.
Wharton also shared a text message he received from Jay’s wife, Ashley.
“Both girls are in so much pain,” read the text from Ashley. “We want to express how grateful we are for the support of our community and the wrestling community worldwide.”