Sunday, May. 19, 2024

Courtney Dye Accident

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For the first time since her head injury, Courtney Dye was able to personally update her website. She wrote:

Hello everyone!

Thank you for your cards, goodies, flowers and emails! I’m sorry I can’t respond to them all, but please know I am getting and appreciating all of them.

Courtney Dye continues to make progress in her slow but steady journey to recover from her traumatic brain injury.

Her husband, Jason, posted on her website that Courtney’s memory is almost back to 100 percent and her speech improves daily.

Courtney Dye continues to show gradual improvement after the serious fall that left her in a coma for several weeks.

“Courtney is now able to eat real food (yum) and spent much of the weekend at the hotel with her family—movies and cards,” wrote Lendon Gray, Dye’s long-time trainer. “Does she ever have an appetite after a couple of months of yuck through a stomach tube!

A week after Courtney Dye first began talking again, she continues to make great progress in her rehabilitation from a devastating head injury that left her in a coma.

“Just got back from a wonderful afternoon with Courtney. She is totally alert, funny, serious and inquisitive. She asked about her horses, her students and various irrelevant things,” reported Lendon Gray, her longtime trainer and mentor.

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For the first time since her accident in early March Courtney Dye is speaking.

”Courtney has been working with her speech therapist daily,” wrote her husband Jason on her website, www.courtneykingdressage.com. “She started today saying a vague 'Hi' and by the end of the day was saying 'Thank you for your hard work' to one of her nurses.

Last Thursday, Dye was moved from West Palm Beach, Fla., to West Orange, N.J. She is currently staying at the Kessler Rehabilitation Institute, one of the top rehabilitation centers in the country for brain and spinal cord injuries.

Courtney Dye is scheduled to fly in an air ambulance to The Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in W. Orange, N.J., today, March 25, according to Lendon Gray’s blog.

“Courtney is still technically in a coma, although she sometimes responds to commands to move and even smile. She is being put in a special chair to allow her to sit up for periods of time,” wrote Gray on Wednesday, March 24. “This is the beginning of a long road of rehab although no one can tell us how long or how difficult that road will be.”

Succeed, Courtney Dye’s long-time sponsor, has created an eBay store to aid in payment of Dye's medical expenses. All the net proceeds will go to the Courtney King-Dye Medical Fund.

Dye suffered a serious head injury March 3 while schooling one of her horses in Loxahatchee, Fla. She remains in a coma.

After 15 days in a coma, Courtney Dye was moved to a “stepdown” Intensive Care Unit.

The Olympic dressage rider was injured in a schooling accident when her mount slipped and fell in Loxahatchee, Fla.

Lendon Gray reported that Dye has started more physical therapy—having all parts of her body moved.

She has opened her eyes recently and was even able to turn her head and track photographs of Idocus, her beloved Grand Prix mount, and Viva, her mini daschund.

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