Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Tracy out of Intensive Care

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Tracy out of Intensive Care

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Byline: Amy Glass

APPRENTICE jockey Tracy Dicey, who was seriously injured in a fall during the Calliope Boxing Day races, has been removed from the intensive care unit at the Royal Brisbane Hospital.

Her father, Richard Dicey, told The Observer yesterday Miss Dicey, 17, was yet to talk, but could now walk with assistance.

"The next week or two we will really find out how badly she has been injured. She is stronger every day but she has a long way to go," he said.

Miss Dicey left intensive care a week ago, and is currently in the neurology unit at the Royal Brisbane Hospital.

She may be transferred to a rehabilitation unit at Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital, once a bed becomes available, Mr Dicey said.

"She isn't talking because her breathing tubes were in so long, we think.

"The doctors can't tell when her speech will be back. I gave her a phone and she has been texting me, saying she loves me and wants to go home," he said.

Tracy was taken to Gladstone Hospital after she fell in the first race at Calliope and was later flown to Royal Brisbane Hospital. …

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