Less than two days later, Lowery was taken off sedation, had his breathing tube and neck brace removed, and was sitting up in his hospital bed talking to family and answering questions from doctors, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Lowery’s recovery was nothing short of a miracle.
“Not only is he alive, but he’s going to be fine sooner than later. It’s unbelievable.”
Lowery, 20, was able to move his arms and legs and drink through a straw. Stutsman told the paper Lowery could be moved from ICU to a regular room as early as Monday.
Lowery hasn’t talked about how the accident occurred, but will be questioned by doctors about the accident as he continues to get better. Against all odds, Lowery was probably save by not wearing his seat belt, which enabled him to be ejected from what would ultimately be a crumpled car.
“We’re just so happy he’s here,” Stutsman said. “He’s doing a heck of a lot better than we all thought he’d be.”
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