There is some much-needed positive news for the Pugh family after the tragedy earlier this week.
On Tuesday, Jay Briscoe died in a car accident just minutes from his home in Laurel, Delaware.
The accident occurred while another driver (who was killed in the accident) was using the Briscoe lane.
Briscoe’s two daughters, Zelig (9) and Gracie (12), were both in the car at the time of the crash and both underwent surgery.
on FacebookJosh Wharton, a family friend of the Pughs, said both are doing well.
“Jayleigh, 9, was in pain today and off. He was fitted for his back brace and sat up on the side of the bed with the help of staff. He was taken in a wheelchair for about an hour. Unfortunately, he still has the NG tube and is unable to eat or drink at this time. They are hoping that tomorrow they can get the tube out so she can eat some real food. He is still on IV medication and spends most of his days sleeping.”
“Gracie, 12, had a rough night with lots of tingling and itching in her lower legs. Today, he started the day with occupational therapy and has regained feeling in his lower extremities. He is also able to move his lower extremities. He was able to make small movements with his legs using his thigh muscles. We are very grateful, he has been in a wheelchair more than once, which he enjoys. At this time all of Gracie’s IV medications have been stopped and she has been switched to oral pain medication. He is still unsteady due to all the medication and lots of sleep.”
“At this time, rehabilitation is recommended for both the girls. Although both girls have improved today, they both have a long road to recovery.
A fundraiser for the Pugh family has smashed two of its targets and surpassed £200,000.