As many of you know, Lane was in a very serious accident that has severely affected his permanent vision. He and Kali are also expecting their 10th child, a baby boy, in early April.
Many people have reached out to the Reagan Family offering help with meals and other items since Lane’s accident. They are so fortunate and blessed to have many people willing and able to help, and they want to extend their deepest gratitude to each person.
We’ve decided to raise funds for the Reagans, as so many of their needs are still unknown, and Lane will be out of work long term, if not indefinitely. Rather than having to manage needs as they pop up, this fund will help mitigate the urgency. From medical bills to therapies and the day-to-day expenses of a growing family, these funds will cushion any financial blows for the Reagan Family.
If instead, you would like to directly give to Kali, her Venmo is Kali-Reagan0614, PayPal is @kalireagan.
Thank you again for your willingness and call to charity on behalf of the Reagan Family. May God reward you.
Thank you all so, so much for all the support! The help, the meals, prayers, messages, and everything else is so appreciated!
Lots of things happening and changing all the time, but here is where we are currently.
Lane has been transferred from a level 2 trauma hospital to a level one hospital, and we are so glad!!
His head pain is becoming pretty intense, which is to be expected, but is still putting a damper on him.
His incision from his eye wound repair is looking great!
He was able to open his left eye a little bit - yay! His vision in the left eye, has developed a small blind spot but overall seems to be holding steady. There are still watching it very closely in hopes that the retina does not detach.
There has been some change in the right eye. The retina did in fact detach like they thought it might, but on the plus side, he was able to open it slightly today and could see a tiny bit. They think the sight will likely not be retained be after they do the surgery to reattach the retina, however they surgery will give him a better chance of keeping the actual eye. We are hopeful the sight can be retained as well! That surgery should take place on Monday. (Take that with a grain of salt.)
The brain bleed is still steady. The head trauma causes him to be very nauseous, dizzy, and unsteady - but he was able to take a short (assisted) walk! Neurology will continue to monitor him.
The other surgery will hopefully happen next week as well. That surgery will be to repair his nose and sinuses. The ENT feels confident that it is pretty straight forward and expects no surprises.
The bigger kids were able to visit today and that was the bright spot of his day!
Thank you for your patience with our slow updates. Everything happens so fast and changes even faster. Please know we are so thankful for everyone. While we are slow to respond to messages, we are so grateful for the concern, love and support.
We will keep you posted as we are able. We can’t thank you all enough for everything. We are overwhelmed with gladness for the community we share.
In the good and the not so preferable, Deo gratias!!
For the whole Reagan family - Kali
Thank you so much for all the prayers, messages, and kind words!
Lane had an accident (Tuesday 11/15) - a very high pressure metal jetter hose popped out of the drain and hit him right in the face.
He had surgery to repair a deep cut near his left eye. They were able to confirm there was no damage to the tear duct as they initially thought. Good news!
The main concern now is his right eye. He still has no vision in the right eye, and it is too risky to operate on it currently. The other concern is that his retina may detach itself, from the trauma. They are watching it very closely, but it could be days or weeks before we know more. St. Lucy pray for us!! We so hope he will regain sight.
The second main concern is the skull fracture. He also has a small brain bleed, and air in his brain. Neuro is keeping a close eye on him. We are hoping the bleed and the air settle down themselves.
Additionally, his nose is broken in four places and he has multiple face fractures. Both of his orbital bones are fractured as well.
He is looking at a lengthy stay here in the ICU, and possibly another surgery. We will know more when the trauma surgeon comes in tomorrow (Wednesday.)
Lane is able to talk with us and communicate clearly. He is in good spirits - though I’m not sure he fully understands the severity of it all just yet.
The kids are doing well, and got to speak to Lane before surgery.
For now, thank you. Thank you all for the support, messages, and willingness to help.
For the whole Reagan Family - Kali