Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Prayers Needed ...

Last week my aunt (who happens to be my godmother) and her husband were in a head-on car accident.
Someone who was drunk, driving without a license, driving without insurance, and as it turns out happens to be an illegal immigrant in this country (which, is the least of his crimes IMO) swerved his car, crossed the line, and slammed into their car. And of course, not one freaking injury to him at all.
This man, this man I have never met, that I know so little about, but yet, know so much, has really, really, really, really pissed me off completely .... but enough about that ...

My aunt, being in the passenger side was not seriously injured. She was released from the hospital that night. Of course, she is covered on her left side with horrible looking bruises and feeling quite painful (especially around the lung area). My uncle however, well, things are not looking so well for him. He was brought to the hospital with many internal injuries, lots of things broken. It so happened he has been taking cumiden (not sure of spelling, but it's a blood-thinner) for 5 years. That meant they were trying to wait to operate on him until his blood could thicken up. And then they discovered he was bleeding internal. They transfused a lot of blood apparently and rushed him into surgery. After that they had him in what i assume is a medically induced coma and he was placed on dialysis and a respirator. For whatever reason, Saturday they decided to give him a hip replacement as his hip was completely shattered. Today they were supposed to take him off the respirator and allow him to be more aware of his surroundings.
Supposed to is the key word there. Last night things took a turn for the worse. He is in very critical condition. My aunt, who is oh, let's say frail to begin with, is not holding up so well (well, neither would I if I were her!). Despite all that had happened, until last night everyone was pretty upbeat about the situation - oh, yes, he had some serious injuries but he had made it through all the surgeries, the respirator was coming out, then we knew things would be okay after that.
Now, people are not upbeat about it. We are frankly, flat out worried and scared.
Please, please, pray for my aunt and uncle. Please.
Thank you.

4 comments:

DrakeNStarrsmom said...

((((Brandie & Family))))) you guys are in my prayers.

Damselfly said...

Oh, geez, that sounds horrible. Prayers for your uncle and your family.....

Tammy said...

Oh dear, prayers are being said now. My dad is on coumidin as well, for the last 17 years. I am praying for your uncle's healing, your aunt's strength and the well-being of everyone else.

Tricia said...

I'm a little late but I am praying for uncle and family.