difficult child had a bike accident. Need prayers and good juju

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by trinityroyal, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    We just got a call that difficult child had an accident on his bicycle on his way to work. The bystander who phoned us said that they've called an ambulance for him.
    husband is on his way to the scene. I have no idea how badly difficult child is hurt.

    Please say a prayer, keep him in your thoughts, send healing vibes. I'll post again when I know more.

  2. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    Oh no!

    Sending prayers that he is OK!
  3. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Saying a prayer............
  4. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Just heard from husband. difficult child is not seriously hurt, but he's pretty banged up. He's at the hospital now. husband will keep me updated.
    Please keep praying. Board magic is an amazing thing.
  5. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

  6. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Whew, thanks for updating us! Major ju ju coming his way!
  7. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Sending prayers. VERY glad he was not seriously hurt. (((((hugs)))))
  8. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Just saw this. So relieved for you that your difficult child isn't seriously hurt!!

    Praying he recovers as quickly and painlessly as possible... Hugs... SFR

    P.S. I agree that board magic is amazing!!
  9. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    We'll take "pretty banged up" any day, considering the options!
    Sending calming hugs... it always takes a while for the adrenalin to drop.
  10. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Prayers said. Glad it isn't serious. But "pretty banged up" doesn't sound so great either. I hope it's not too bad.

  11. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    Glad he is going to be ok - still praying for him! Scary.
  12. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

  13. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Praying Trin! Scary!
  14. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the prayers everyone. I'm at the hospital now with difficult child and husband. difficult child has a broken arm and no front teeth. Lacerated lip, road burn and bruising everywhere. He's in pain but hanging in there. Spine is fine. Whew/phew.
  15. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Ugh on the dental work. Broken arm might slow down the work fights for a while... maybe. (jk)
    I'm guessing he had a helmet at least. Doesn't prevent spine injuries, but he doesn't need a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on top of what he's already dealing with!
  16. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Just saw this. Boy it sounds like a pretty bad accident to me! Broken arm will heal nicely if its a simple break but road rash and the teeth are going to be painful. Im glad he didnt get any head injuries.

    Im praying for all of you. I can only imagine how scared you must have been to get that call.
  17. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Helmets. Thank goodness for bike helmets! We have carped and harped about bike helmets since difficult child was a little tot. Thank goodness that was one area where he wasn't defiant. His helmet was on his head, with chin strap secured. Saved him from a broken nose and possibly much worse.

    IC, you're right that the broken arm might slow difficult child down a bit on the work-fight front. However, he will milk the arm-in-a-sling for all it's worth.

    And in true difficult child form, when he found out that he'd have to get stitches in his lip, he said, "Chicks dig scars."
  18. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Thanks for the update. Although he's going to be OK, it sounds like he'll be in lots of pain first. Like you did with your difficult child, we always made sure our difficult children wore helmets when they were kids. We were always explaining what could happen without one. Luckily the message sunk in. difficult child 2 who bikes everywhere, always makes sure he has his helmet on. (Given his lack of common sense, I still worry but that's another thread entirely!)

    Will continue to pray that your difficult child recovers quickly and has as little pain as possible... Hugs... SFR
  19. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    I have my healing crystals out! Saying a prayer, sending hugs.
  20. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Awesome that he had a secure helmet. The number of young men with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)'s at the rehab hospital was startling and the statistics show that most (I don't recall the percent) were there due to bike/motorcycle accidents. I'm so happy that you don't have more serious injuries to worry about but I am sure it has been traumatic for you all. Hugs DDD