12.05.2016 - Krzys is hit by a head-on collision
Krzys was coming back home, as always driving properly his motorbike. 2 kms from his house, An Audi A4 driven by a 26-year-old speeder crashed into Krzysztof’s motorbike in a place where there is a 50 km/h speed limit. Because of the speed, the car lost its stability, changed its way and hit Krzysztof’s motorbike, which became totally damaged, throwing him far away. After the hit, he was awaken but because of many-parted body’s injuries he couldn’t move. He couldn’t have realized how many hurts he got. He didn’t feel his broken arms and legs, breathing was getting harder and harder with every minute. As it was seen later, lungs were crushed, there were a lot of holes inside. His spine and spinal cord were broken. A lot of bones were broken too: ribs, arm’s bones, leg’s bones (thigh bone was totally damaged). Cerebral artery got delaminated, cerebral oedema appeared, brain had a lot of injuries, it was going to catastrophe.
Time in hospital, fighting for life
Krzys was immediately taken to hospital in Toruń. After a short examination, seeing how many were damaged during the accident, he was transported to bigger and modern hospital in Bydgoszcz. There he underwent first of many-hour-long operations. The surgeons took out pieces of broken cranial vertebra from his spine and an implant was used to replace the broken one. Unfortunately, he started to have problems with breathing because of cerebral oedema. He had a tracheotomy done, spleen was cut out and he had a surgery on his thigh bone and a broken arm. Because of damaged lungs he was transported to next, specialist hospital, where fighting for his life was continued. He was dying 7 times… Doctors haven’t been giving up. Damaged lungs started working because of medical’s staff superhuman effort. He had his blood filtered, kidney machine was implanted. Krzys had the most serious type of sepsis two times. He stayed in hospital to 17th of October…
The most important - cure and physiotherapy
It wasn’t easy to come back home. Firstly, Krzys, with damaged spinal cord, was moved to Physiotherapy Unit. After two days, he came back to the Intensive Care Unit. Being introduced in coma, he couldn’t be awaken. He lost his mind. And then, he woke up. It was a miracle. He was written out from hospital as a patient sentenced to lying, constantly connected to respirator, he started fighting for getting well. There were problems, of course. He was rehabilitated in hospital in Lublin in January in 2017, where, after one month, he was taken to the Intensive Care Unit again, where doctors were fighting for his life. They did it. He stayed alive. He came back home after two months. Young man, because of many people’s effort, had few injections of stem cells. He is rehabilitated few hours every day, he is getting well slowly. It was possible to take respirator out, Krzys breaths on his own. The tracheotomy tube was taken out. It is not known if he will be able to walk again. He still fights to have feeling and movement in his hands, now he can not control them. It is so important to help him.