Thursday, August 17, 2006

Good News

Sipping Starbucks, French Roast, with Southern Butter Pecan creamer, and feeling good. No complaints today after the phone call received last night. My niece called last night with the news of my sister's condition, as well as the condition of my brother in law. Both are alive and recovering, so that is the important part. It is a miracle that they survived at all. Neither were wearing helmuts when their Harley collided with the truck in the curve of the road in southern Indiana. My sister has a broken left femur and the CAT scan results aren't back yet. She came to yesterday morning about 10:30 and as you can imagine, doesn't remember what happened and isn't answering questions correctly. She thinks it is 1997 and that she is 16 years old. She wakes from sleep screaming and calling for her husband. We have to wait to see what kind of brain damage she may have suffered from the trauma of the accident. She had surgery on her leg and has a rod and 4 pins in it now. They expect her to be in the hospital for about a week.

Brother in law suffered a more serious broken leg. His femur is broken, too, as well as his kneecap and some bones in his foot. His bones were exposed through the breaks so it is a wonder that they could save the leg at all. The doctor said 9 out of 10 can't be saved. He is expected to be in the hospital for about 3 weeks.

So, yeah, I was able to breathe a sigh of relief and sleep last night.

Today son has late start to school day. On Thursdays they start with first class at 9:30. They are on some kind of block schedule with the late start on Thursdays so that teachers can plan and do paperwork. I'm just going with the flow at this point.

The new electronic upgrades arrived yesterday via FedEx. I'm learning how to operate the Treo and son is dealing with his Razr. It's going to take me a while to get mine down, I can tell. It'll be cool though once I know what I'm doing.

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." - Lady Bird Johnson


aka_Meritt said...

Good to hear your sister and bil are going to recover. I'm not too concerned about your sisters confusion over the year at this point... it's still so early.

Agree full heartedly about the quote you have today. I've said it for years and it's why I set my standards high for my three kiddos. Kids live 'up' or 'down' to your expectations.

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Beverly said...

I'm so glad to hear that your sister and brother-in-law are awake. Hoping good results for your sister. The photo makes one wonder how on earth they could have survivied.

a 40 year old police officer from our town died in an accident in South Dakota. His wife had given him the trip for his 40th birthday. He was driving the bike; she was behind him. Another motorcycle turned into their path. The young man died at the scene; the wife is not badly hurt. Sad times.