Monday, March 26, 2018

Sad News But Hopeful Report

I wasn't sure how to label this, then 'cry for help' seemed to fit, as in the form of a request for prayers and well wishes. Today SO and I visited brother and sis-in-law at their daughter's hospital bedside. She had a serious car accident on her way home to Oxford. Care-flight brought her to Dayton and her parents drove down from Akron.

We don't even know yet what caused her to drive off the road. The rescue team spent nearly an hour cutting her out of the vehicle.

That said, her injuries could be much, much worse. It was still horrible seeing her sedated yet intermittently scared and in some pain. I can only try to be there for her parents much as possible and pray she recovers well as caregivers expect. Feeling her squeeze my hand brought a torrent of tears.
 

This bright young woman was set to graduate from college next month and had an exciting fall language teaching internship lined up. Her mom, desperate for some positive focus, contacted professors and all are more than happy to work with her through the recovery. That comforted me to no small degree considering all her hard work.

Isn't that nice of her present and future associated professors?

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  1. I saw this on Facebook this morning. Prayers in progress for a full recovery and that she moves on with her plans without a hitch.

    Have a blessed day. ♥

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear about this. I hope she recovers quickly. Glad she made it out alive. (Sounds like a horrible accident.)

    Professors can be very helpful in these situations. (One semester I got the chicken pox. During finals week. My professors were great.)

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you were treated well.

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  3. I am glad your niece is OK. That is kind of the professors and I am sure it is because she is such a conscientious student that they agreed.

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    1. They *love* her, apparently. She has a long road ahead, but her parents bought a good vehicle, thank heaven. Be well!

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  4. Sending love. Nothing makes me want to yell at the universe more, or cry, than young people getting badly injured. Seems so wrong. I hope she makes a full recovery. I want to give her a hug and a kitten funny kitten maybe, for comfort, from Oregon.

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    1. Thank you so much! She will hear about the love being sent her way. Thank you, my dear.

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  5. Darla, that brought chills to me as I read this blog. I am so sorry that this happened to your niece. I am just glad that she made it out of the car and to the love of her family. I am hoping for a full and speedy recovery for her. I am also glad you were able to be there for her and your brother. Please keep me posted.

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    1. Thank you! She needs an MRI. All other tests have come back in her favor but she remains incoherent and agitated, not able to interact enough for the test. I hope you are feeling better.

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  6. I am so sorry to hear of this very tragic event. I am always encouraged when I hear people,of all things: people, take heart and actually reach out in the goodness that is there. That goodness is put there to share with others. Thank you for this post. I needed it. It has been a bit rough here. HUGS.

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    1. Hugs to you, my dear. I'm sorry you've suffered. I wish you all the best.

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  7. Checking on your niece Darla. Hoping today is a better day for you all.

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    1. Thank you! I think she's doing better and we will see her today.

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  8. Oh, that's just awful, Darla. My heart goes out to you and her parents. I hope that she's improving.

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