Thursday, February 10, 2011

Can we just do 2010 over?

Let me see, where to begin?

My Father's fiance was involved in an auto accident. Her jeep was hit my a semi carrying rebar. You can see photo here. The rebar broke through the straps, her car was totaled, her legs smashed, broken to pieces, knees included. Both of her arms are broken, her collar bone broken. She was lucid enough to call my father from the accident, and he went down and helped 911 remove her from the car, you can see him in a red coat in the photo. When the airbag deployed, and she saw the smoke from it, she thought the car was going to start on fire (she watched her husband burn to death in a welding accident 16 years ago. ) She has been through about 18 hours of surgeries in 2 weeks....amazingly she is alive, and without head trauma.

Still not good, the pain meds are helping her make it through without screaming, but she is talking out of her head, and has no appetite, has lost a great deal of blood, and is weak as a kitten.
My Dad is exhausted, he is going back and forth from Omaha to home, and staying with her often, he is worried. We are all worried. They have been dating for about 5 years now, and even wear engagement rings, wanting to get married. Very sad for me to see 2 loving people who have found one another have to go through so much. My father has been helping care for her, put on her makeup, and put lotion on her, trying to feed her and keep her spirits up.

No other important news at this time......trying to visit them when time allows, and running a home, and praying


Anonymous said...

Prayers for your Dad's fiance and the rest of her loved ones during this difficult time.

bx19 said...

Thoughts and Prayers to all.

Kate said...

I am so sorry. I will pray for your family. I can't even imagine the grief your family is going through. I hope she heals quickly.

Bou said...

OMG!!! Please keep me posted! I'm keeping your Dad and family in my thoughts. Holy crap!!!

Heriberto said...

oh my. I just read it. I'm so sorry but grateful that she's alive. I'll pray for her and your family..