Wednesday, July 26, 2017

1 Month Ago Today

Well, this is a post that I never thought I have would to write again.  One month ago today, Aaron was in another rollover accident.  It was a Monday morning and our neighbor texted me to see if I was awake and dressed..that is never good.  Then she asked if Aaron was driving a Ford F-150 (The Dr's truck).. oh God not again...  She picked me up and James followed in our car.  There was the truck and Lifeflight was landing on the grounds of our little community center.  He was a mile from our house.  This time he didn't walk away.. this time he was stuck, he thought his pants were stuck, but actually his pelvic bone was broken. We got to see him before they loaded him onto Lifeflight.  They had to sedate him.  We went home, picked Lydia up and headed to the hospital.  Zane was in Florida at camp.  I texted him, and my parents. When we got there, they told us that Aaron was brought straight to the Trauma Unit. The Vandy Dr pulled James and I into a room and gave us the news.  On the flight, they lost Aaron pulse and had to give him blood.  By the time the Dr met with us, they had given him 15 units of blood.  He was bleeding internally, and they didn't know where.  His pelvis was broken and he would most likely be in a wheelchair for the next 2-3 months.  His lungs collapsed, and he was pretty banged up.  They were about to take him down for tests to see where the bleeding was coming from and we could see him as they wheeled him by.

The next day, he went in for surgery.  It didn't take as long as they thought and we were told that it went together perfectly.  That night, I finally got to talk to Aaron.  He asked what time it was and I told him 10pm on Tuesday.  He asked what had happened and I explained that he rolled his dad's truck.  He said he was so sorry.  He spend about 3 days sedated in the Trauma Unit, when they moved him to Critical Care ICU.  A week after the accident he began to eat and talk more.  He was still on heavy pain meds, but was a bit more aware of what was going on.  Less than 2 weeks after the accident, he was moved to PT rehab to learn how to transfer from the bed to his chair and how to dress him self and do basic tasks.  We got to bring him home on July 20th.  Now we are settling him in and adjusting to a new temporary normal.

I do want to brag on my other two kids.  Zane was at camp the Monday and Tuesday. During this time, the people at a  church that we don't attend who we have never met prayed for my son.  Zane got home on Tuesday and Wednesday had his wisdom teeth removed, James took him.  That night, when I switched places with James, Zane told me that he was fine and that I needed to sleep.  He started a job the Monday after his wisdom teeth were pulled.  Lydia made sure the animals were fed and kept up with the dishes (most days..LOL).  There are times I wonder if my family even likes each other..but then times like this happen and they all pull together and just amaze me.

God has been so faithful through all this.  The peace that He has given us is just amazing.  Please continue to pray for Aaron. Prayers that he would see God's hand in his life once again and that he would feel His peace.

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