Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Life in general just got a little worse....

After struggling about what to write on last post I just found out last night that my dear Aunt got in a horrible car accident. She is diabetic and went into a diabetic coma while driving down a major road, probably driving 50 mph or so. She hit 4 other vehicles, but only one other person was brought to the hospital and they were released that night. Her car flipped over at least 4 times, all the windows were gone, three doors were blown off... its amazing she is still alive! She lost part of one of her thumbs and has fractures all over her body and face. Luckily there wasn't any major internal bleeding to be concerned about, she is able to wiggle her fingers and toes and is coherent enough to answer yes and no questions with hand signals. Her head is in a halo-brace and they have her torso all braced as well to keep her from moving her spine. She will be going into surgery to have a metal disc put into her neck and they are still trying to get her completely stabilized.

She is the most special person in our family. She is our rock, the person who seems to take care of everyone else and we all rely on. At least now we all will have an opportunity to step up to the plate and help her out and take over some of her responsibilities. I think it will take a while for her injuries to heal, but no one really knows how long she will be in the hospital or how many surgeries she will need to be fully repaired. I guess my life was a bit to boring and God had to throw me a curve ball, huh? I just pray that she isn't in pain and that her recovery is quick and that the rest of the family will be there for her as much as or more than she has been there for us. She doesn't deserve to be in this situation. She is such a wonderful person!

4 comments:

Nicole said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt. Last year my dad was in a car accident of similar severity, and was in the hospital for several months. He is the rock in our family, and it's really been a tough year. I'll keep your aunt in my prayers.

elsja said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I wish her a very speedy and comfortable recovery!

Partner of a Pilot said...

Oh honey! I'm so sorry! I hope she gets better soon. Like you say, she's lucky to be alive, or maybe her gaurdian angel had a helping hand-sounds like someone was watching over her.

Hope you're okay too?

Take care
x

Rambling Pilot's wife said...

Thanks everybody! I had a few nights where I woke up screaming or panicked from nightmares. Last night I don't think I had any. So hoepfully thats over. I do believe she had her guardian angels waitching over her, isn't the firs time I am sure of that. She has had so many "close calls" with her Diabetes that its amazing she is still alive. We all love her so much, God must know we need her terribly!