In a dirt bike accident, June 23, 2001 at 10:30 pm, Sam went over a bank
and landed on his head and shoulders (at about 50mph and a drop of
25ft) . He was airlifted to the Edmonton Royal Alex Hospital - From the
emergency room he was assigned to the Neuro-Trama unit for 10 days.
Sam has a broken neck, 3 broken vertebra in his back, a broken wrist, a
broken right shoulder scapula, 2 broken ribs, bruised lungs and kidneys
and a lacerated liver. Because head trauma was creating violent
reactions Sam was tied to his bed for 10 days. He was on "operation
alert" for 3 days in case there was problems with his liver. On Day 6 he
was finally stable enough that they could operate on his wrist. He had
nothing to eat or drink for the 8 days.
September 24, 2001 - Day 93 - Sam and his
doctor on the day the body cast came off.
Doc says his back looks great!!
Out the hospital door...
back to the gym soon!!