Lacy's Burn Recovery

Lacy's Burn Recovery

From Cole Devoy

My sister, Lacy, sustained serious burns over 30% of her body. We're still learning about the severity of her condition. Here, you can help ease the financial burden of her recovery and receive status updates. Thank you!

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Update #6

14 days ago

It’s been a while since my last update, mostly because not a lot changes day-to-day. Lacy’s been receiving daily wound care and regular dialysis in the last two weeks, as well as procedures to replace all temporary grafts with permanent grafts. Now, she has permanent grafts on her chest, back, and arms, and all her wounds are infection-free.

She has slowly been improving but made big strides this week. She stood up for the first time, her heart and lungs look great, and her kidneys are doing much better. Thursday, she got a new trach, with a cap fitted on to it, giving her a voice! She’s much more alert, and very much her funny, sassy self. Right now, just seeing her present and able to speak feels really significant, though she still has a long way to go.

She knows we’re all cheering for her, while the hospital is still only allowing one visitor each day. She knows there are lots of people she doesn’t get to see who are supporting her, and she’s grateful that we’re all in this together. The hospital staff are optimistic she’ll make a full recovery. Thank you for your continued support.

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Lacy is a wonderful and loving mother, daughter, sister, and cousin who would give the shirt off of her back to help someone out. 

While she was tidying her kitchen, Lacy's shirt caught the flame of a candle. Faster than she could get the layers of flammable tops off her body, they burned and melted to it. 

This tragic accident will have a lasting impact on her body, mind, and spirit as well as her financial situation.  Today, the news feels hopeful but we know she has a long, hard road ahead of her.  

Please consider contributing to this fund if you are able.  Please feel free to share this page far and wide.  Thank you!

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Cole Devoy posted a new update:
14 days ago

Update #8

It’s been a while since my last update, mostly because not a lot changes day-to-day. Lacy’s been receiving daily wound care and regular dialysis in the last two weeks, as well as procedures to replace all temporary grafts with permanent grafts. Now, she has permanent grafts on her chest, back, and arms, and all her wounds are infection-free.

She has slowly been improving but made big strides this week. She stood up for the first time, her heart and lungs look great, and her kidneys are doing much better. Thursday, she got a new trach, with a cap fitted on to it, giving her a voice! She’s much more alert, and very much her funny, sassy self. Right now, just seeing her present and able to speak feels really significant, though she still has a long way to go.

She knows we’re all cheering for her, while the hospital is still only allowing one visitor each day. She knows there are lots of people she doesn’t get to see who are supporting her, and she’s grateful that we’re all in this together. The hospital staff are optimistic she’ll make a full recovery. Thank you for your continued support.

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Cole Devoy posted a new update:
29 days ago

Update #7

Since my last update, two weeks ago, Lacy’s condition has continued to improve. She remains heavily sedated to keep her comfortable and relaxed. Her care team continues to monitor her heart, lungs, and kidneys. Every day, they check, treat, and redress her wounds, and report that the “full-time” graft on her back looks healthy; they’re optimistic that her front will be ready for one very soon. Her arms and neck will be next, after that.

The hospital began allowing a single, daily visitor for every adult patient last Tuesday, and a family member has been with Lacy every day. I’ve been fortunate to spend several days with her; to be a familiar face and voice when she wakes up enough to communicate. If you know Lacy, you know she’s a fighter who will keep a positive attitude throughout. On Monday night, I got her to smile big and find the camera for a selfie. Her smiles bring the most joy these days.

Thank you for keeping our family in your thoughts, prayers, mindful intentions, and for your continued support.

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Cole Devoy posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #6

Lacy’s condition continues to improve! Last week she received a tracheotomy and was taken off the ventilator during the day so she’s able to be less sedated and a little more awake. Yesterday, she received some permanent skin grafts on her back and neck and now we wait for a few days to know whether they will take. She’s still on dialysis for her kidneys and the ventilator at night.
The hospital has opened up for visitation and it's good to be with her.
Thank you for your continued thoughts, prayers, and support!

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Cole Devoy posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #4

Thank you all for your generous donations! We crossed the $6,000 mark this weekend which will help support Lacy in her recovery.

Last week, was and exercise in patience an prayer as Lacy went through a few procedures to remove more burn in some areas and change temporary grafts in others. She will have several procedures like this until they’re sure all the burn has been removed and her body is ready for permanent grafts.

She is still on machines for kidney and lung support, and she’s making progress. She’ll remain in an induced coma while she’s intubated. We’re hoping her lungs are strong enough to come off the ventilator soon.

Thank you for your continued thoughts, prayers, and support.

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Cole Devoy posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #2

Day 6 Update:

Lacy is making good progress! She is still intubated and on dialysis and her kidneys and lungs are getting the support they need. Today, they were able to remove all the burned tissue from her back. If all goes well, they will be able to do the same on her neck and under arm next week. She may need a few more procedures to remove all the burned tissue, and many more for skin grafts in the coming weeks. In the meantime, she is in a deep sleep and she can feel no pain. Thankfully, she’s in the very capable hands of the medical staff in the best burn ICU in the country.

Thank you all for your well wishes and support!

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Cole Devoy posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #1

Update: Lacy is still in a medically induced coma and stable. She is on dialysis to help her kidneys do their job. Earlier this week, they were able to do a procedure to remove most of the burned tissue from the front of her body, and they're hoping her body will be ready for them to do the same procedure on her back and neck soon.

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