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Child’s Journey: Lifesaving Care After Traumatic Accident

Sacramento, California — In a dramatic turn of events on Highway 99 near Corning in December 2018, a collision involving a semi-truck left 6-year-old Jaelyn Pitts fighting for her life. The accident resulted in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) for Jaelyn, including a depressed skull fracture and damage to the brain’s membrane.

Jaelyn’s journey to recovery began with urgent lifesaving care, including emergency brain surgery to address the critical injuries sustained in the collision. Despite the challenges posed by her condition, Jaelyn’s resilience and the dedicated efforts of medical professionals ensured her stabilization and subsequent treatment.

During her hospitalization, Jaelyn received intensive care for her TBI, with a focus on managing neurostorming—a common complication following severe brain injuries. The comprehensive approach to her treatment included therapy to aid her in relearning essential skills and functions.

After nearly three months of hospitalization and a remarkable display of determination, Jaelyn was discharged in March 2019, marking a significant milestone in her recovery journey. 

Today, Jaelyn’s recovery showcases the vital role of prompt medical care in traumatic brain injury cases, underscoring the resilience of young patients like her in overcoming significant challenges.

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