Abbey Dixon is recovering from her fractured skull injury faster than initial predictions.
According to the New Buffalo sophomore’s sister Courtney Dixon, Abbey, 20, is awake and can do basic tasks after going through brain surgery.
“Wednesday, she was able to get up and use the bathroom and eat food for the first time,” Courtney said. “She’s been talking a little bit here and there, but that’s the most conversation she’s been able to have.”
It was originally expected that Dixon’s recovery would take up to several months. Although she has suffered some memory loss, Dixon is surprisingly able to communicate, Courtney said.
“She’s still really woozy because of the pain medicine,” Courtney said. “She wasn’t really aware of the severity of her brain trauma, but she is there and can talk. She’s coherent now, just doesn’t really remember much.”
Abbey was injured while going down a stairway at 908 S. Main St. Monday night, fracturing her skull in the process. She was then airlifted by helicopter to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.
The case is still under investigation by the Mount Pleasant Police Department.