As a result of her accident, Jan’s carotid artery was dissected, resulting in a minor stroke that caused damage to the language area of her brain. This has affected her ability to speak but not her comprehension, so that she is fully aware of what is going on around her and communicates with her doctors and us using a variety of non-verbal methods. You can imagine how frustrating this is for her!
On Monday, she underwent surgery to repair her fractured arm, which required lots of screws to hold everything together. She’ll be in a cast for about six weeks. Jan’s working hard at speech and physical therapy, and will be moving to Walton Rehab for the week before heading home to Virginia and outpatient therapy.
The good news is that Jan is in peak physical and mental condition, which will undoubtedly increase the speed of her recovery. As always, Eventing Nation will keep Jan and her family in our thoughts and prayers, and we look forward to seeing her back in the saddle soon.