Thursday, March 6, 2014

STATEMENT FROM BOYD ABOUT SILVA'S CONDITION




Following her recent success on the gold medal winning team at the Nations Cup and winning the PSG at the Palm Beach Derby riding Rosa Cha W, US Dressage Team rider Silva Martin has sustained a riding injury at her training facility in Wellington, Florida. 

STATEMENT FROM BOYD MARTIN:

 Yesterday morning, March 5th, my wife Silva Martin was riding in her dressage facility in Wellington, Florida when she had a freak fall from a horse that she was training. The horse had an almost comical trip and Silva bumped her head on the horse’s neck on the way down, and hit the ground unconscious which was followed shortly by a seizure.

 Silva’s trusty crew of girls at the barn jumped into action and paramedics were on the scene immediately. Silva was airlifted to the ER at the Delray Medical Center in nearby Delray Beach.

 So far CT scans show some bleeding on her brain, which remains stable scan after scan. Doctors are opting not to do surgery at this time in hopes that Silva’s body reabsorbs the blood.

 At the moment the doctors are hoping that slowly but surely she will come back to her senses as her body heals from the injury. Her current condition is a deep sleep, and doctors expect that it will take a few days for her to be more responsive and alert.

 I’d like to thank the thousands of well-wishers who have been keeping Silva in their thoughts and prayers. Since the tragedy of Courtney King Dye, Silva has worn her Charles Owen helmet every day and doctors assured us that if she hadn’t had her helmet on in this instance the conversation we’d be having would be extremely different.

  -Boyd

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91 comments:

  1. Thoughts and prayers for Silva's fast recovery.

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  2. Prayers and wishes
    for Silva's quick recovery from everyone associated with the Ride for Life, which she has benefitted. Pat

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  3. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  4. Praying for you both and everyone else involved (employees at the barn, doctors at the hospital, and Silva's students).

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  5. Hoping for a quick and complete recovery.

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  6. We are praying for a fast and full recovery for Silva, strength and knowledge for her doctors and peace, comfort and well being for Boyd and family.

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  7. Thinking of you both constantly. Joan

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  8. Wishing Silva all the best and a speedy recovery!

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  9. Many thoughts and prayers for speedy recovery from SC. Kristen M.

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  10. Get well soon Silva. And good on you for wearing a hat all the time x

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  11. Wishing Silva a speedy recovery
    Thoughts and prayers
    Thinking of both of you

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  12. Prayers go out to Silva. May the doctors in her case be guided to do the right things for her and that she'll soon be wearing her new Charles Owen helmet. Lua Oas Southard

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  13. Thank you for this update and please know we all are praying for you both during this very difficult time.

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  14. Prayers to all of you. Hoping for a speedy and full recovery.

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  15. Wishing Silva a speedy recovery. Get well soon!

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  16. Many many prayers being said for a full and speedy recovery, and that Silva is soon back in the saddle.

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  17. Praying for her speedy & complete recovery.

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  18. So glad that she was wearing a helmet! Get well soon Silva!

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  19. Good thoughts and prayers for her. Get well soon!

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  20. Thoughts and prayers to you both!

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  21. Hugs and prayers to all of you.

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  22. Best wishes for her recovery! I know her doctors will take good care of her!

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  23. Thoughts and prayers for Silva's quick and complete recovery!

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  24. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both, Boyd!

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  25. Lifting you and everyone who knows and loves Silva in prayer. May her recovery be a swift and uneventful one.

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  26. So glad Silva was wearing her helmet and best wishes on a complete recovery!

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  27. Best wishes for a speedy recovery! This is what i always tell my friends who ride helmetless, or who wear helmets sporadically or "only on greenies"--ANY horse can trip and fall.

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  28. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. Glad she was wearing her helmet. Wishing a speedy recovery!

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  29. ♥☼Thinking GOOD Thoughts♥☼
    Kate Pratt (♥ Bobby, ♥ Whisper, ♥ Ben, ♥ Shout, and ♥ Daisy, too!)

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  30. Our loving thoughts and wishes go out to Silva and Boyd. We look forward to Silva making a full recovery. Big hugs xxx

    The Majyk Equipe Team

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  31. Continuing best wishes for a full recovery.

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  32. Prayers and wishes for full recovery from NC!

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  33. Sending good thoughts to Florida from California! Wishing Silva a speedy, full recovery.

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  34. wishing you a Safe and fast recovery!!

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  35. Prayers & love for Silva. Prayers & love for Boyd.

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  36. Praying for a full recovery.

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  37. thoughts and prayers for a full and speedy recovery!

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  38. If anyone ever had any doubts about the importance of a helmet in even the most mundane of situations... ask Boyd...

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  39. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Silva. I know this is a really hard time for you both, lots of people have you in their thoughts including me.

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  40. God bless. Praying for both of you in this difficult time. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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  41. Sending thoughts and prayers of strength, healing and support to you both.

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  42. Thank god for helmets and wishing her a speedy recovery

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  43. Praying for your wife and your family.

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  44. My prayers are with Sylva and all who know and love her! Praying for peace and comfort and patience for all as she journeys through the next weeks and months of recovery!

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  45. Healing energy to both of you.

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  46. Fair Hill Int'l. is sending good thoughts to Silva and Boyd; we know we will see her up and at it again soon.....so glad she was wearing her helmet!

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  47. Thoughts and prayers to both of you. Boyd, thank you for keeping those of us who are not on Facebook informed.

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  48. I'm sending speedy healing thoughts and energy to SIlva, So glad she was wearing her helmet.

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  49. Sending jingles for a swift recovery, Silva.

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  50. Thinking of you both. Please let me know if you need anything while you are in Wellington.

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  51. My prayers are for Silva, Boyd, and all of the individuals who are attending to her. Special prays and thoughts for Silva's "barn girls".

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  52. Prayers for Silva's full and speedy recovery and thank you for continuing to remind everyone of the need to always wear a good helmet.

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  53. Prayers for a fast and speedy recovery...

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  54. Thoughts and Prayers with you and Silva, hoping for a speedy recovery.

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  55. Both you and Silva are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank goodness she was wearing her helmet. The OTTBs need her in their corner.

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  56. Be hopeful! Similiar head injury happened to me. After a couple days intensive care blood started to reabsorb and no surgery needed. They kept a very watchful eye for 10 days and then moved me out of icu. Prayers that it goes that way for sylva.

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  57. Prayers and all good things sent!

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  58. Best wishes! Hope Silva has a speedy recovery!

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  59. Sending good thoughts your way!

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  60. Best wishes, prayers and positive healing energy for Silva's complete and speedy recovery. SO glad she was wearing her helmet.

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  61. I beleive our maker gives priority treatment to people with a true love of animals. We will pray for a speedy recovery.

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  62. Prayers that everything heals up soon. So glad she was wearing a helmet.

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  63. Sending healing thoughts her way. Thank goodness for her helmet!

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  64. In our prayers. Her brain needs to heal. Sleep, quiet, dark.

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  65. Prayer, hugs, jingles, and keeping fingers and toes crossed.

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  66. Sending healing thoughts and prayers.

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  67. Nancy & MarkMarch 6, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Though her stunning beauty would belie it, Silva is one tough young lady and we have no doubt she will come through this. Prayers -- ours and many, many others -- are with you!

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  68. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Silva is strong and will pull through.

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  69. Nothing but positive thoughts and prayers for Silva!!!

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  70. Complete and speedy recovery for Sylva ! Courage and supportive thoughts to you Boyd and everyone around her !

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  71. Our prayers and thoughts are with her and her family..She is a super young woman and we are all pulling for her speedy recovery..

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  72. Many prayers for full recovery. Maria

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  73. I would like to offer my prayers for Silva and Boyd and their families. May she recover to the fullest extent, and continues her life with horses, with Boyd and families.

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  74. Fellow equestrian from California sends the best recovery prayers your way!

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  75. Thoughts and prayers are with you all for a full and speedy recovery.

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  76. Mother of an equestrian sends prayers for a full recovery.

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  77. So glad she had the helmet on. Prayers for you both.

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  78. Lots of love and Healing Energy from a huge fan in MA. THANK GOD she was wearing her helmet. I never get on without one and this is why. Please keep us posted and let Silva know how much she is loved and admired.

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  79. thoughts and prayers with you - praying for a fast recovery. Glad she had a helmet!

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  80. Glad to hear she is ok overall and wishing her a speedy and full recovery!

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  81. Patti and Thom MasonMarch 6, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and our family. We admire you two so much. Sending healing thoughts for Silva!

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  82. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing Silva a speedy recovery. Stay strong.

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  83. Thoughts & Prayers go out to Silvia for a speedy recovery! God bless all of her family & loved ones too!!

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  84. Thank you so much for taking the time to update during this emotionally stressful time. I especially appreciate your acknowledgement of the role the helmet played in preventing a more serious injury. My prayers join those already offered that your wife makes a complete & total recovery from her injuries.

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  86. We just had a weird fall at our barn too - another head knock. Horse did this weird spook-and-spin and it was just enough to throw his rider. Fortunately, she had a pretty good concussion but nothing more serious. Best wishes for your wife's complete and speedy recovery.

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