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Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow DAGGETT LOOKS AHEAD TO COMING HOME

DAGGETT LOOKS AHEAD TO COMING HOME

By T.L. Petersen

Observer Staff Writer

For Amy Daggett, the 20-year-old Elgin woman critically injured Dec. 11 in a log truck-pickup wreck on icy Highway 82, spring is looking good. Very, very good.

She might get to come home soon. Not just for a visit, but to stay.

While Daggetts Oregon State University classmates are heading for a spring vacation, Daggett continues to recover at the Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Hospital in Boise, her mother Diane Daggett said.

Just a moment, Daggett pauses, and muffling the phone, shouts What?! at her daughter.

Im most definitely back to being Mom, Diane Daggett said, returning to the phone.

Amy had the colostomy tube removed from her side this week, and that has set her back somewhat, Diane said. The procedure has meant the return of some pain to her stomach, an area that was surgically repaired after the accident.

Shes doing well, Diane reports. It just takes a while to get back.

Between rehabilitation therapy sessions, Amy is talking to everybody on the phone, her mother says, and is looking forward to several classmates coming to visit her in coming days.

From a point in December when the Daggett family wasnt sure what Amys fate would be, and doctors were reluctant to predict the future, the issues today hardly seem troublesome at all.

Her left arm, thats still coming slow, Diane Daggett says.

But Amys short-term memory her ability to recall events and small details from yesterday or a few days ago is coming along, Diane adds.

Amy is walking, talking, reading, writing and doing math now, her mother said. She did fine when she went out with family to a Boise mall and a restaurant recently.

The Daggetts are talking about the future, a simple act that hasnt been a normal part of life for many months.

Amy will have her 21st birthday May 27 and is looking forward to that. Shes planning to come home and continue her recovery in Elgin and La Grande.

Shes also making plans to return to OSU in the fall, or at the latest after next Christmas.

Diane Daggett, who has remained in Boise with her daughter, is also doing better.

Be sure to tell everybody thank-you, she says, talking about how much her daughter looks forward to the daily mail and good wishes that keep coming her way.

It helps to have her doing better, Diane confesses. And to be back to answering a daughters impatient yell.

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Amy Daggetts address: Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Hospital, Room 204, 600 N. Robbins Road, P.O. Box 1100, Boise, Idaho 83701.

 
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