Update Provided On Daughters Of Jay Briscoe By Ashley Pugh And Family Friends
The wrestling world tragically lost Jamin Pugh (Jay Briscoe) in a car accident on Tuesday night at the age of 38.
On Wednesday, Jay’s wife Ashley gave an update on their daughters who were also in the car, saying Gracie was undergoing back surgery and Jayleigh had serious injuries but was stable. Jay and Ashley also have a son named Gannon.
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On Thursday night, friends of the Pugh family passed on Ashley’s following update regarding Gracie and Jayleigh.
“Currently the girls are stable, but they both have a very long road to recovery ahead of them. Gracie, 12, when she arrived in Nanticoke [hospital], she couldn’t feel anything from the waist down. He was diagnosed with an L2 dislocation and an L3 and L4 fracture in his back with spinal cord compression. After Nanticoke stabilized her, they transferred her to another hospital and she had her thighs back, but nothing lower than her knee. She was taken straight for an MRI and surgery Wednesday morning at around 3am. The doctor managed to relieve the spinal cord compression and the operation went as planned. When you have a spinal cord injury, it’s a waiting game. With the swelling and the trauma, you have to wait. She still has sensations in her thighs, but no movement yet. Gracie had tingling feet today. His progress will be day by day for months to come. She is quite bruised, but so far no other injuries have been diagnosed.
“Jayleigh was diagnosed with an open tibia and fibula fracture in Nanticoke where she underwent surgery. They placed an external fixator and sent her back to the hospital. She was diagnosed with a C7 fracture at the neck and was placed in a neck brace, which she will wear for six weeks. She also has an L3 and L4 fracture in her back, which can be managed with a back brace for approximately 12 weeks. She has a broken collarbone right side of the seat belt as well as a broken rib on the right side. She has a small left pneumothorax, which is the air between the lung and the chest wall, not inside the lung. They are just monitoring that because it’s not big enough for surgery at this stage which is a blessing Today she was diagnosed with a perforated bowel with loose fluid in the abdomen she had internal bleeding in the region of the stomach. They knew it and they watched it and at the today they were able to locate him and find out where he was. That operation went super well in there and I got the bleeding under control and cured it. She went to the OR for this today. They did a bowel resection, which means they removed a little, nothing that was long term effects. While she was there, Orthopedics decided to do another wash on her leg and some bone manipulations for better alignment. She still has the external fixator in place and they placed an NG tube in her nose to decompress her stomach. They will take him out tomorrow and that will allow him to eat.”
Both girls were said to be in a lot of pain and hoped for a good night’s sleep. Family friends asked for continued prayers for the Pugh family. Ashley thanked everyone who prayed, supported, donated or helped in any way.
A donation page was set up Thursday morning and fans can donate by clicking here.
Fightful continues to send our love, support and prayers to the Pugh family.
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