Enough is enough

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by timer lady, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Just received a call from my sister. Our 16 year old nephew as in a horrendous car accident.

    He is in a coma, a machine is breathing for him. His neck is broken, along with 6 ribs, his shoulder, jaw & one of his legs. He is in critical condition - his prognosis is grim.

    There were no drugs or alcohol involved.

    Our family cannot handle another death. Please say a prayer for my nephew. My brother (his father) is falling apart. It's too much too soon. My father has been sitting by my brother's side at the hospital.

    Enough is just enough. We can't do this again.
  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Well-Known Member

    My heart is breaking for your family! :9-07tears: I'll certainly keep your nephew & family in my prayers.
  3. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    :9-07tears:Saying my prayers :9-07tears:I'm so sorry-your family certainly is in my daily prayers. Many hugs.
  4. amy4129

    amy4129 New Member

    Oh your poor family. Youre right it is just too much.
    Know we are thinking of you saying prayers for your nephew and for you to have strengh and peace despite your aching heart. Hugs, friend.
  5. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Linda, I'm so very sorry. You're right ... it IS too much. Prayers being said for your nephew and all of the family. Please keep us updated when you can. ((((Hugs)))
  6. Janna

    Janna New Member


    I'm so very, very sorry, my friend :9-07tears: Many prayers and positive vibes being sent out to your nephew. Please keep us posted when you can.

  7. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    I'm so sorry Linda. What a tragedy! Your family are in my thoughts.
  8. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Oh, Linda, that's so unfair. How much can one family take?

    I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Lori4ever

    Lori4ever New Member

    Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers! I am so sorry.
  10. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    Oh Linda, I'm so sorry. My prayers go out to your entire family.
  11. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Oh Linda......I can't imagine. :9-07tears: I'm sending thoughts and prayers to you, your family, and your nephew. Also, as many guardian :smile: as you need.
  12. houseofcards

    houseofcards New Member

    Adding my prayers for more strength for your entire family, hope you can gain comfort from each other and your nephew recovers.
  13. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member

    Oh gosh...my heart sinks when I read his injuries. Your family has my prayers. My husband's father suffered similar injuries so we know what you are facing. This is definitely too much.
  14. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    I'm so very sorry. Prayers that he is quickly on the mend.

    From November - Jan last year we had 4 deaths in the family. It was a very bad time; my heart goes out to you.
  15. hlrc102

    hlrc102 New Member

    I am so very sorry for your family. Sending prayers up for your nephew and for your whole family.

  16. Just keep swimming

    Just keep swimming New Member

    OMG! Linda, this is too much! I am so very sorry. Your nephew will be added to my prayers. :smile:

  17. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Oh dear heavens! I'm so sorry, Linda. Sending prayers.

  18. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Thank you all - all the prayers & good thoughts are appreciated.

    My brother woke me up early this morning to let me know that nephew woke for 2 minutes & is responding to a few verbal commands. He's able to squeeze with his hands. Everything is unsure due to the swelling in his neck area - but the doctors don't believe there will be complete paralysis. Doctors have decided to keep him deeply sedated until swelling in that area calms & they can get a complete picture of the situation.

    However, during the trauma or before, he suffered what looks like several mini strokes.

    The next few days will be the most crucial.

    Again, our family appreciates all the prayers & good thoughts sent our way. I believe we've started getting greedy in that area. :smile:
  19. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Linda, thanks for updating. That sounds like encouraging news.
    The recuperative powers of one so young can be amazing, much more so than in someone older. I will continue to keep him in my thoughts and prayers. (((hugs)))
  20. kris

    kris New Member

    linda, i have no words. just know your family is in my thoughts.