Her companion and friend Rob Mc Lendon, was with her on the scooter and is now fighting for his life in the private clinic of our Lady of the Rosary in Ibiza. Further updates on Robs condition will be carried in comment section of this post
Family members of Mr Mc Lendon are now at his bedside and his condition has stablised and improved since he was admitted on Tuesday. Mr Mc Lendon is conscious at times and aware that family members are with him. He has movement in his body and there is no brain swelling. Doctors are monitoring his situation in the intensive care unit of the clinic.
We would like to take this opportunity to extend our deepest sympathies to the Bromberg family on the tragic loss of their only daughter.
Update 16/7/11 14.10 Mr Mc Lendons condition remains critical. His punctured lungs have improved and his kidneys are working and stabilised. Doctors have said Mr Mc Lendons excellent physic and fitness have been a huge aid to his recovery which will be slow.
Update 21/9/11 A journal entry by Rob Mc Lendon on his caring bridge page
Wow....where to even start after the past 8 weeks and after my brother’s superb writing. Not an easy task, but, hey, given what’s happened and the incredible support I’ve received from you all, I’m damn sure I’ll give it a go although I’ve chosen to take a slightly different tack than Jackson to retell the journey back to partial normalcy, at least the pieces I remember, from the eyes of the beholder.
Before I delve into the noteworthy segments of the recovery process, it probably makes logical sense to provide you all with an update on where I am now. After about three weeks in Barcelona’s (technically Badalona) Instituto Guttman, I’ve now returned to my flat / apartment, for good, so I couldn’t be happier to finally have graduated from the “hospital lifestyle.” But....as much as I wanted to get out and return back home, the care, rehab and staff were absolutely phenomenal (although I was nicknamed “Forest” being from Alabama), and I witnessed a humbling aspect of life - i.e. from other patients in Guttman, I came to realize how truly lucky and fortunate so many of us are (especially me)...
Now it’s on to a more traditional rehab process, mainly building my fitness, working on my back’s recovery (which now feels much better after wearing a brace...but still notice it) and waiting for my body to recover with time. I can ride my bike relatively hard, lift weights, nearly run, throw a medicine ball with a bit of zip, hold some yoga poses on one foot with eyes closed (no laughing) and, apparently, my sarcasm has become more potent - for good or bad.
So, in my mind, there has been good progress considering I did have to learn to walk again (I attempted to power walk the first time...epic failure) about a month ago. But I still have a ways to go with my back and left eye...trust me, the motivation is there to make the “comeback.”
So, with the update above, we’ll migrate on to the....drum roll....next part...
After such an experience, you, without a doubt, walk away with some important lessons, memories and, hopefully, a bit more wisdom. Here are mine (in no particular order - save for one):
I cannot stress how awesome it is and thankful I am to have you all, and I know without the support I’ve received such a recovery would not have been as rapid as it has been. I know my mom and brother are equally appreciative.
There are so many things I could say, but I wanted to keep the entry short saving the real sweetness for when the time comes that I see you all whenever that may be. Let the journey and adventure continue...and as one of my favorite bands wrote...”hope we live long and lucky.”
Hope to see you all soon and un abrazo de Barcelona.