Thursday, March 13, 2014

Silva rehabilitating in FL in preparation for move to PA

Silva has relocated to the Pinecrest Rehab Center and is undergoing four or five hours of rehab every day: speech, occupational and physiotherapy. She’s very much looking forward to getting back to Pennsylvania. I drove home to Aiken through the night while Anne Laver stepped in at Silva’s bedside.

Silva’s mum Christa is arriving tomorrow from Germany and she’s going to meet up with Silva in Palm Beach. We are waiting for Silva’s neurosurgeon to give her the okay to travel, and as soon as she gets the all clear she and her mum will head up to PA to the Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern. From all reports that’s the number one place to get Silva back to 100%.

 At the moment she’s mentally sharp as a tack and her neurosurgeon assures me that as time goes on and the blood is reabsorbed into her body, her balance, sight and speech will improve. There’s no question it’s a pretty serious injury and will take time to heal, but if you give this kind of thing enough time things usually come back to 100%.

 Team Physician Mark Hart has been phenomenal throughout this ordeal – every day I’m in communication with Mark and he’s been brilliant at explaining what’s going on; he reads the scans and tells what we can expect. It’s great to have him advocating for us and supporting us through this experience.

 I can’t tell you how much we appreciate the support of our group of owners and sponsors. Obviously we’re in for a rough time but we’ll be able to get through it thanks to an awesome group of people around us. 



  1. Really good to hear
    Thankful you all have such a supportive group of people around you!
    Stay patient recovery takes time
    Sending positive thoughts and prayers

  2. Boyd, can't emphasize too much how great Bryn Mawr Rehab is...def the right move! Know it first hand and from others, it's one of the best...will be glad to hear when Silva is there... :))

  3. Great news...get well soon Silva.

  4. All GREAT news. thanks

  5. Wonderful news! I have been praying for her!

  6. Beyond relieved to hear this.

  7. Very encouraging news! Wish Silvia a full speedy recovery!

  8. All the best to you and Silva, Boyd. You two are a heck of a team. I have so much admiration for both of you. Glad she is doing so well. ~ Molly Payne