Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Update

Thank you all so much for your kind words & prayers. It's much appreciated. Sadly, the girl on life support was pronounced dead about 11:00 am Sunday morning. Our neice is doing OK ~ considering.... We went to visit her last night. She had just recieved a dose of pain meds before we arrived, so was very drowsy, and our visit was short. She had both legs operated on on Monday night & now has 8 pins & a plate in her right leg, and 3 or 4 pins in the left. The also did a full body scan & found she has cracks in her hip, pevis & under her eye socket of the left eye. Nothing threatning, just very painful for her. My SIL is hanging in, trying to deal with it all emotionally while trying not to upset her daughter too much. Hubby has been a terrific suport system to his sister & neice, visiting every day & bringing them little things to help make the going easier ~ like pizza & a fan {the heat is turned WAY up at the hospital!}. I know it's really hard for him to see her hurting like that, but is still being a trooper & trying to help lift spirits.
So, until next time....

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

So sad.... but glad your niece is ok...

paintingsiggi said...

So sad about that poor girl - best wishes to your niece, SIL & your family too. *hugs*

Anonymous said...

I work at a high school and this is a story I see unfold too often. Many cases it is exactly that, joy riding. My very good friend lost her 15 year old daughter to a joy riding incident. Several drill team and cheerleaders going too fast on the curves on country roads for fun. I say to everyone, always question nights out, check with parents to make sure the kids are really spending the night there and that those parents have a curfew you agree with. Go with your instincts, if it seems suspicious, check it out or just say no. Do whatever you have to do to keep your child alive during these dangerous years. This will make you unpopular for a day or two at times, but I prefer that over funerals. On a happier note, your niece will be fine with time it seems. My own 16 year old hit an 18 wheeler head on rushing to a rodeo from work. He had many orthopedic injuries but with therapy and support teenagers heal incredibly fast and I feel sure your niece will as well. Prayers are with you all.

Lisa said...

I am so sorry to read about your niece's friend. Sounds like your poor niece has a long road ahead of her. Thanks for the update and continued prayers being sent your way.

Anonymous said...

Prayers to you all and healing. (hugs)

Barb said...

Just read about your niece and her friends...My god, what a terrible time for her and your whole family. I'm sure the whole community will be struggling to deal with this tragic event. Your niece will have many wounds to heal...both physically AND emotionally. After all, the poor girl who died was her good friend. Speaking from personal experience, she may even have some "survivor guilt"...the "why wasn't it me and not her?" kinds of questions.
Please try to remember not to tell her she was "lucky"...I remember hating to hear that when I was in a similar situation when I was 19. There is never any explanation that helps one truly understand why one lives and one dies. All I can suggest is that her family lets her know (out loud) that she is loved, and that they will be there for her no matter what..and that it just wasn't her "time". I hope that the boy you mentioned pulls through and that the other teens will be OK too. I will be thinking and praying for them all. I also hope that your SIL and the others have access to grief counsellors through the school or community...as they can be a big help. My heart goes out to all of you. Hugs..
Barb, from Manitoba, CANADA
friendlypackrat at yahoo dot ca

Anita said...

Thanks for the update, sad about the other girl and am really happy about your niece being OK. Long road ahead, will keep you all in my prayers.

Nj0 said...

Fernlili,
I'm checking in to see how your neice is doing. I'm glad she is recovering. I'm sorry her injuries are so many. I know she will heal fast.
I'm sorry about her friend. It's so sad when someone so young dies.
I'll continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
hugs,

Serena said...

I hope everything is still okay my friend. ::hugs!:: I'm keeping your neice and friends in my prayers still.