Some of you may know of the accident, some may not. Here we go:
Wow. Is there anything else to say? It's at times like this that you really understand what it means to be in the hands of God. I'll give you a bullet point of what I can remember to date about John's (my 8 year old son) accident and recovery.
He was traveling in a golf cart that tipped over down a ravine. He was life flighted to Egleston, where he underwent immediate surgery. This was around 2:00 yesterday. We didn't get to see him until 9:00 last night.
Injuries to date:
9 centimeter cut from middle of left cheek to neck. This has caused major issues, with blood pooling in the back of his throat and blocking his breathing.
7 centimeter cut on upper right thigh.
Broken right humerus (upper arm) - I mean snapped in two. Should not require surgery. They set it this morning in a splint. Fun to watch.
Broken left orbital
Broken left petrus (inner ear bone) - blood is still coming out of this ear.
Fractured skull behind left ear
Fractured left jaw
He has lost most of his front teeth.
He is on a breathing tube - they removed it prematurely, and had to re-insert. Boy, was that fun. They had a VERY difficult time, and had to call in several different skill levels before they could finish.
They will scope him on Monday to determine the cause of blood pooling in the back of his throat. This is causing his breathing problems, and they feel that it is a soft tissue injury. It should heal itself.
Today we will see the oral surgeon, plastic surgeon, ENT, OB-GYN (oh wait, not that one :)) - and who knows who else.
He is undergoing an EKG because he's had a couple of blood pressure problems. Especially when they set the humerus!
While we are moving in a positive direction, we're not out of the woods yet, as there may still be things pop up that we are currently unaware of. I do ask that you continue to pray. Thanks for your support, and know you are NOT bothering us. This is the church in action.
Please check here for updates as well as Ken's blog.