Parkway Student Who Suffered Brain Injury On Road to Recovery
Alison Owen has left the intensive care unit of St. Louis Children's Hospital, according to updates provided by her family, and has begun physical therapy.
The Parkway West sophomore who suffered a brain hemorrhage and other injuries during a car accident earlier this month is out of intensive care.
Alison Owen remains a patient at St. Louis Children’s Hospital but since moving out of the ICU on Feb. 12, she has been undergoing physical therapy and making good progress, according to Owen’s profile on CaringBridge.com.
Owen’s injuries, including broken vertebrae and bruised lungs, were the result of a car accident in Chesterfield Feb. 1. Her family has been providing updates on her recovery through CaringBridge and her fellow high school students have produced an outpouring of support in response.
In recent posts, Owen’s family said she has multiple micro-hemorrhages, or buries, on her brain and will need speech, occupational and physical therapy to help re-route its neural signals. However, doctors and physical therapists have told the family that Owen should be able to make a complete or near-complete recovery with time.