Lauren Scruggs Receives Prosthetic Eye, Fights ‘Emotional Pain’
(DALLAS) -- Two months after she walked into a moving airplane propeller, Lauren Scruggs received a prosthetic eye, a major step for the injured fashion editor who is trying to rebuild her life post-accident.
The 23-year-old, whose hand was sliced off in the Dec. 3 plane propeller accident that also cost Scruggs her left eye, was fitted for the prosthetic eye last Saturday, her mother, Cheryl Scruggs, wrote on her blog.
Doctors at Dallas' Parkland Hospital were forced to remove Scruggs' left eye on Dec. 15, almost two weeks after the accident.
The first photographs of Scruggs emerged two weeks ago outside the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation in Dallas, where Scruggs has undergone intensive physical therapy. She had a white eye patch over her left eye in the Jan. 17 photos but seemed in good spirits, according to reports.
Scruggs' mother also revealed that her daughter had a follow-up appointment with the prosthetic arm expert this week. "Praise God there are options," she wrote.
The family has kept its focus on prayer as Scruggs recovers and comes to terms with her new reality.
"Lo's physical pain has subsided a great deal. It is now the emotional pain that is the tough one," her mother wrote.
Scruggs mother reports that her daughter is re-learning how to walk, talk and dress herself as she pushes through tremendous physical pain. But she is still working through the grief.
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