Friday, June 28, 2013
Grateful Prayers & Recovering...
Thank you each and every one of you for your prayers, concern and comforting comments. Mr. C did not allow any photos until these two after 4 days. This left arm and his left ankle were crushed by the quad yet did not get broken. Severely swollen and bruised and multiple abrasions yet nothing broken. A miracle. The doctors all said it is fortunate that he is so strong and tough.
This photo does not do justice to the actual Technicolors of these bruises. Each day I find more as I see more of his entire body. Literally from the neck to the toes he is covered with cuts, scrapes, bruises and soreness. Amazingly he is doing much better than expected. His broken ribs are excruciatingly painful and he has a little pillow "buddy" that he keeps close to his side. His lung is better and he is able to carry on a conversation for a couple of minutes before running out of breath and being exhausted.
Today is just one week since the accident. I am baffled at how time has flown by when each minute, hour and day was extremely long not knowing how he would fare. How can time stand still yet race so quickly? We both very much appreciate all of your well wishes. Our friends have all been very supportive. I will say that his really good close friends who know him so well don't spare him any slack when it comes to the words quad and vacation one week apart. This weekend will be really rough for him as we would have been on that big jet plane heading to adventure which is what this man lives for.
I have not been creative as my "nursing" style is more like my mothering style. Yes, I am the type of mother/wife who puts the mirror to your face if I can't see or hear you breathing. I have always been an extreme worry-wart and that is what I do best...worry. I suppose I would be labeled a "helicopter" care-giver now days. "One who hovers too much." I could take offense however I believe I am merely being a good conscious care-taker. Ready to serve and tend to every need. I am so very grateful and thankful and pleased that he is doing so well. We still have a long journey but nothing like it could have been. When the doctors told us that many many times when it is a quad rollover accident there is paralyzation involved. Thank you God and Angels for watching over my husband. I do believe in miracles!
We are in for triple digit heat spell days for the next week. Perfect for July 4th FIREworks. Yes, I can be sarcastic and I usually try not to be however why do they sell fireworks to people who carelessly set them off. Now I will get off my soapbox and pray for no fires this coming holiday.
My Heart is Happy and my Creativity will return. Thank you once again each and every one of you. I really appreciate how wonderful my blog friends are. Blessings...