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...
Posted by Createology at 4:37 PM
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So happy to know that he is doing a little better. Everyday is a day closer to recovery. Thank you for informing us on how he is doing.ReplyDelete
I will continue to pray for his speedy recovery.
Wow, that is truly technocolour! A miracle indeed and now you can use your creativity to find ways to speed his recovery. Blessings to you both.ReplyDelete
Not to make fun of a serious situation, but, look at all the pretty colors on his arm.....that's about all the fireworks you need!ReplyDelete
Thank God he'll mend. Sending more healing thoughts and prayers your way.
Oh goodness! Yep, he looks pretty beat up. I know how exhausting and all consuming care giving can be, so take care of yourself! Thank you for the update! And showing us the shirtless hottie you have held captive in your bed LOL!ReplyDelete
oh my gosh, that looks so painful but I would imagine the ribs are the worst, my heart felt prayers go out to both of you, maybe the happy thoughts of next years trip to Monaco will keep yu both busy and his mind off his terrible injuries, what a shame, I'm so sorry this happened, things can happen so fast, our whole lives can change in the blink of an eye, take care,ReplyDelete
Oh my oh my, I am so sorry to hear about your hubby's accident! Wow, so glad he is going to be OK. Sounds like lots of bed rest and time. I am sending prayers and positive thoughts to the both of you!!!ReplyDelete
Hugs and kisses to you my dear friend. Cory/Dogwood
Oh dear.poor darling.Think he's a lucky man even though this looks bad.ReplyDelete
Chin up...every day will get better.Looks like he's healing quickly.
Love Judy xx
P.S. glad our state banned fireworks many years ago.With our climate(like yours)- too many accidents, and too many fires.ReplyDelete
still thinking about you and your hubby and hoping things continue to go well in his recovery. big hugs, t....ReplyDelete
Sherry, I just about fell over when I read this so went back to the previous one to see what had happened. Oh, my! So happy to hear that Mr. C is home and recovering! So sorry about your trip, but know how thankful you are that he's recovering. Prayers for both! xoxo JaneReplyDelete
so good to read DH is recovering well, it will take time but as you say he could have had horrific injuries. I am sure you are nursing and fussing him above and beyond the call of duty as you have such a caring nature.You will both say in my prayers.ReplyDelete
Those bruises are a real work of art. Keep on hovering I am sure you are an excellent nurse and Mr. C is grateful to have you. I am glad he is doing better.ReplyDelete
Oh your poor hubby! Thank goodness he's getting better. He certainly did have an angel sitting on his shoulder when he rolled over that day...and he's got another one caring for him now! Hugs to you both. xoxo :)ReplyDelete
That is one colorful Husband! I haven't seen so much color, since I finished my Last purple and green quilt! I may have to name that quilt "bruise".ReplyDelete
So glad that he's doing better and I'm so sorry that you will be missing your trip. Take care!
OUCH! That looks so bad, he is lucky to be alive and lucky to have you by his side! Continued prayers for you both. ~DianeReplyDelete
oh that poor husbond of yours!! must hurt so very much, I so hope he gets good medications to help him thorugh!! It was truly a mirackle nothing more happened!!!
Wishes and hugs, from Dorthe
I am so thrilled to hear how well your dear hubby is doing! That is good news! I am sure your loving care has had a great deal to do with it.
If I were there I would make you a cup of tea and a big hug! You must be tired out dear!
I laughed out loud when you mentioned the mirror test! lol! I think many of us mother's out here are similar but may not want to admit it! lol!
I am keeping you both in healing thoughts and prayers.
Sending hugs and prayers! I cannot even imagine the pain he has been in. So sorry this has happened - but glad he is ok! Healing thoughts your way...ReplyDelete
Looking at the technicolor bruises makes it even more scary after the fact. My husband cracked his ribs a few years ago after tripping over the puppy while on a walk. His doctors gave him one of those breathing devices to practice deep breathing while healing. Apparently there's a big risk of getting pneumonia because no one wants to breathe deeply due to the pain. Poor Mr. C ... sounds like you're doing a good job of nursing him back to health. :-)ReplyDelete
I haven't been on the blog reader for several days...so glad to hear Mr. C. is progressing...I too am a 'helicopter'!!! Thank goodness for us...I know they would do the same. Take care my blog friend...you need to take care of yourself as well.ReplyDelete
My dear, my darling blog friend, I am shocked and so sorry to have read what had happened, and that I did not come to support you before hand.ReplyDelete
No wife ever wants to hear this kind of news, no mother wants to learn that her child has been injured, or worse. Your husband is extremely blessed to have been given his life and with YOU by his side. Oh dear, this is eye-opening.....peace and healing to BOTH OF YOU and thank you so much for coming by to visit. I bet those little turquoise flats would look sensational on you!
Much love, Anita
What wonderful news that your dearest husband is making a recovery. It sounds like a slow progress to full health - but God is good and he knows that's what is needed. I am sure that your 'big' trip when you have it will be all the sweeter and precious for the delay.ReplyDelete
Bless you both xxx
Sorry I haven't been on here a while - my husband has been and is very poorly so I haven't been able to concentrate on anything other than being here for him.
Thank you for your very kind and supportive email - it's the BIG DAY on Monday so hoping the major surgery saves his life and gives him back his energy and 'freedom' to get back to full health - which I am sure that it will.
What an ordeal for you both! I can't imagine your trip out to find him, then the hospital waiting. Thank you God, for answering prayers. Bless you both, ChrisReplyDelete
Every new day is part of the healing process. So glad to hear that hubby is recovering bit by bit. Will keep you both in my thoughts. Hugs Mrs A.ReplyDelete
OMG, I'm just reading this. Sorry, I wasn't by sooner. Still, I'm glad you had some prayer warriors on this. Good to hear he's doing better. Those are some nasty bruises.ReplyDelete
Dear Sherry, I'm so sorry to read about this terrible accident. Due to vacation I didn't follow any blogs, so I had no idea. I do hope Mr C will recover soon. My thoughts are with you both.ReplyDelete