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Jeff Krogh Updates
last update 7-2-2000
- Jeff Krough: it was a year ago Jeff Krough was seriously injured in a wreck at Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a story on Krogh at: Krogh making lots of progress after crash at 'Mile' by Dave Kallmann. I have been asked many times about Krogh's status, but I had no clue and didn't know who to contact, so Dave's story is timely. (7-2-2000)
- Krogh to Outpatient: Jeff Krogh will go into outpatient treatment at Craig Rehabilitation Hospital near Denver, CO on October 22nd(last Friday). Krogh is still in a cervical halo, due to a broken vertebrae sustained in the practice accident in Milwaukee. Krogh hopes to be completely released on December 20th, 1999. While in outpatient treatment, Krogh will live in an apartment near the hospital with his parents, wife and son. Krogh can walk with the use of a cane and works out a lot on a treadmill and stationary bike. Krogh will move back to his home state of Idaho and plans to attend a race in early 2000(Winston Cup Scene)(10-27-1999)
- Halo Gone? Jeff Krogh was scheduled to have his halo neck brace removed on Sept 13th. Krogh is at Craig Rehabilitation Hospital near Denver, CO. He could be treated on an outpatient basis at the facility as early as late October(Winston Cup Scene)(9-16-1999)
- From NOL: Since the last update in mid-August, Jeff Krogh has made significant improvements in his rehabilitation from the brain injury he sustained on July 3. Krogh had the trach tube and gastrostomy tube removed Tuesday, and he is beginning to eat solid foods. He still has trouble with thin liquids and bread, but otherwise is progressing quickly toward a normal diet. Krogh's speech is greatly improved. He is doing his own dressing, grooming and shaving, which has been difficult because of the halo vest. According to his physician, Alan Weintraub, MD, the halo should be removed in the near future. Krogh continues to use a wheelchair, but is making significant gains in ambulation, and is walking in the parallel bars up to 300 feet at a time with spotting. The next patient-family-staff conference is scheduled for Friday to review progress and set new goals. Krogh is in rehabilitation therapies approximately seven hours per day now, and is extremely motivated to get better. "Rehab is very hard work," Krogh said. "Most people have no idea how hard this is. I'm proud that I'm starting to walk again ... I'm getting there, slowly but surely." He has had many family members visit during this past week which has been very important to him.
"My family has helped me a ton," Krogh said. "Karla (Krogh's wife) has been wonderful, and my parents have been great ... my family is everything to me now." According to Krogh's mother, Molly, the family continues to be excited about his progress. "Jeff is doing wonderfully" she said. During his leisure time, Krogh spends time with his family and visitors from time to time. Last Friday he watched the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division race, and on Saturday night he watched the entire NASCAR Winston Cup Series race, which he enjoyed very much. Krogh wanted to again thank everyone for their support, and this time wanted to specifically thank Dr. Jerry Punch for his kindness, Bill Amick for flying Karla to Froedtert Hospital and to the entire crew of the No. 56 car.(9-2-1999)
- From NOL: Jeff Krogh continues to make good progress in rehabilitation at Craig Hospital. Krogh, 27, was severely injured in an accident during the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division event at The Milwaukee Mile on July 3. Hospital spokesperson Kenny Hosack said Krogh is medically stable, and continues to gradually improve from the traumatic brain injury he sustained. Last week Krogh was fitted with a halo vest to stabilize his neck for an unstable fracture at the C-2 (second cervical) level. The rigid vest is attached to steel rods and a halo ring that bolts into the skull. Krogh will wear the device for the next 4-8 weeks. The halo is an inconvenience, but allows the neck to stabilize during active rehabilitation. Krogh is involved in rehabilitation therapies approximately six hours per day, including speech/language therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy. He continues to use a wheelchair for mobility, but has started to stand in a standing frame in therapy, and has begun using a stationary bicycle for 15-20 minutes at a time. He is also now able to eat soft foods. Krogh continues to have a "talking trach," so his speech is sometimes difficult to understand, but it is improving also. He tends to get confused when fatigued, but is responding to questions and entering into conversations, and his personality and sense of humor are coming back. The Craig staff is very pleased with his progress and enjoy Jeff and his family. Jeff's family is staying in the Craig apartments, and they are very appreciative of everyone's thoughtfulness and support. The Krogh family continues to ask that there be no media interviews or public statements until further notice, and that their privacy be respected. People wishing to share good wishes with Jeff and the Krogh family are encouraged to mail cards and letters to:
Jeff and Karla Krogh
3425 S. Clarkson St.
Englewood, CO 80110
- From That's Racin': Grand National series driver Jeff Krogh, who suffered serious brain injury in a practice-session accident July 3 at The Milwaukee Mile, is making good progress in rehabilitation at Craig Hospital in Englewoof, Colo. Krogh is gradually emerging from the coma and is spending time in a wheelchair, alert and undergoing varying degress of therapy(8-3-1999)
- From Racing West: From MRO Chaplin, Eddie Robison, "Hey folks,I saw Jeff a couple of times this weekend, as late as this morning. He is improving really well. He is in the Craig Institute in Denver and his family is very thankful to Rick Carelli and Davy Lee Liniger for helping in the transfer. They have done a lot for the Kroghs. See full info and story at Racing West - Jeff Krogh Page(7-26-1999)
- Krogh Moved: not finding anything else out lately but NOL has this today - Jeff Krogh was transported to Craig Hospital in Englewood, CO today to begin a rehabilitation program as his recovery continues from a closed head injury he suffered during the final practice session for the DieHard 250 at Milwaukee on July 3. See full NOL story at: Krogh transported to Colorado rehab center, looks like RPM2Nite had it incorrect(moved last week)(7-20-1999)
- Krogh Supporters: Ladies' Association supports Krogh(7-17-1999)
- Excel Motorsports for Sale: story at Country Cool, details that the BGN team of Excel Motorsports with Jeff and Mark Krogh is selling after Jeff's accident in Milwaukee. Also says Jeff Krogh remains in a coma with head injuries. He is expected to be transferred from Milwaukee's Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital -- where he has remained since the accident -- to Craig Hospital in Denver this week. See the complete story at Featuring NASCAR: A Team Calls It Quits(7-15-1999)
- Krogh moved: Jeff Krogh has been transported to Englewood, Colorado to start rehabiltation and Doctors feel he can recover 100%, great news, but all the info I have(RPM2Nite) see more below..(7-14-1999)
- Krogh Upgraded: Jeff Krogh has been upgraded from critical to satisfactory condition(NOL)(7-13-1999)
- The Jeff Krogh Family letter of thanks (RacingWest)(7-12-1999)
- Krogh Racing News: The Krogh family plans to close up its Wilkes County shop, after Jeff Krogh's critical head injury at Milwaukee, according to sources close to the Busch team(PitNow)(7-12-1999)
- Krogh Better: Jeff Krogh is beginning to come out of his coma, though he is still semi-comatose. He has started to move around quite a bit. Given that Jeff has improved and is now able to breath on his own they are moving him out of the ICU and into a private room(Fancomm)(7-9-1999)
- Krogh Family: the Krogh family is so appreciative of everyone's concern and well wishes for Jeff Krogh. There has been some inquires about sending flowers, but because of hospital policy, flowers are not allowed in the ICU unit, however anyone who wishes can drop a postcard or card in the mail. The family has and will read each and everyone to Jeff. The address is as follows:
Froedtert Luthern Memorial Hospital
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Attn: Jeff Krogh
- The latest: Jeff Krogh is waking up some and is responsive. He is still on a breathing machine, but is breathing on his own well. He is doing great and the doctors are happy with his progress. See update and a letter from MRO at the www.racingwest.com site. RPM2Nite also mentioned that Krogh was responsive and opening his eyes(7-6-1999)
- Krogh news UPDATE: Krogh is currently listed in serious but stable condition at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee. Buddy Baker stated earlier today that he is in a coma but his vital signs are improving. See more info at www.racingwest.com site, also has an area to leave your thoughts(7-5-1999) -- the site lists an updated story with Krogh still being critical condition and from NOL:
Jeff Krogh, Monday remained in critical but stable condition at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital after suffering injuries termed as "closed cranial trauma" in an accident in final BGN practice on Saturday at The Milwaukee Mile. Krogh's mother, Molly, who is listed as his car owner; and his younger brother, Mark, who is a part-time competitor
on the NASCAR Busch Series, reportedly were with him at the track Saturday. BGN team owner Bill Amick sent his private plane to North Carolina following the accident to pick up Jeff Krogh's wife, Karla, and bring her to Milwaukee. The couple has a young son, Tyler. According to a report from The Milwaukee Mile spokesman Dave Austin, Jeff Krogh showed slight improvement overnight from Saturday to Sunday morning, but remained unconscious. Doctors reported he had no visible signs of trauma or fractures(NOL)(7-6-1999)
- Krogh hurt UPDATE: BGN driver, Jeff Krogh, was injured during Saturday's Happy Hour practice for Sunday's race in Milwaukee. Krogh is in critical but stable condition at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee. Krogh's #56 Chevy made contact with the Turn 1 retaining wall. Krogh is scheduled to start 42nd in the race (NOL)(7-3-1999) -- AP UPDATE: Krogh was listed in critical but stable condition late Saturday following a crash during practice for Sunday's DieHard 250. Krogh was unconscious and on a ventilator to help his breathing but had no fractures or visible signs of injury, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital said(WRAL/AP), that is all I know, the team has withdrawn the #56 from the race(TNN's Raceday). Thoughts and well wishes go out to the Krogh family(7-4-1999)
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