"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Charlie Update

Things have been crazy around here today, but I wanted to take a moment to let you know how Charlie is doing. I talked to Dad this afternoon, and Charlie has been taken off the sedatives. He has woken up and said "yes" and "no." He has opened his eyes several times, but is still mostly resting. Dad is very optimistic. He will have to have surgery on his hand tomorrow (the bone broken in his pinky is actually a compound fracture in the palm part of the hand and so has to be set and taken care of surgically.) The MRI from his head to sternum showed nothing other than the fractured disc in his neck, which is not effecting anything else. They have taken all the tubes out of his mouth and he only has one in his nose now. Charlie is doing MIRACULOUSLY well. He has been moved out of the ICU into another part of the hospital. I am sure that he was being protected in this accident.

The below is a picture of his car after the accident taken from our local paper. I am including the picture only so you can see what a miracle it is that Charlie was not more seriously injured. A state trooper called me today trying to positively identify Charlie. When I talked to him, he said that the paramedics on the scene did not expect Charlie to last the night. He was amazed when I related Charlie's injuries to him, he was sure they would have been far more critical.

I have to, one more time, thank all those who have called and offered help and sympathy. It has been wonderful to feel such love at this time. Thank you for your prayers, I know they were answered.


Chivaun-o-rama said...

I just can't believe all the damage done to the Driver's side, and he wasn't more hurt than that...it really is Miraculous!

Lyndee said...

Good to know that things are going well! We will pray for you and your family- keep us posted :)

Becky Jensen said...

we are all so thankfull he had angels watching over him. we are keeping him and your family in our prayers.

Jennnnnna said...

Alie called me that night and told me what had happened. Thanks for the update. I am so glad he is doing good! Give my love to all your family. And I will see you a week from today!!

Danny and Sar said...

I am so glad that he is alright. We have been praying for your family and I knew that you were probably getting a ton of calls so I didn't want to bother you but know that we were thinking of you and remembering your family in our prayers! so glad he is ok.