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Monday, September 04, 2006

Truck vs. Scooter

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John has a scooter. You've all seen them I'm sure, with gas prices sky high lots of people are riding them now. The Vespa is a classic, but there are many brands out there. John owns a Barron. It's been a great commuter bike, leaving me with the car everyday. That is until this weekend. As John drove home from work he was hit by a truck. He bounced off the truck, tumbled through the air, and landed on the asphalt. He layed there in oncoming traffic, watching as distant cars got closer and closer, he tried to roll and scoot to the center lane. People showed up quickly and helped. A man called me at home, leaving a message with his cell phone #, but the last 2 digit's got got off and I was left hanging, knowing only that John was about to be taken away in an ambulance. I swept the kids off and drove his usual route home. I found him as they were putting him in the ambulance. It was scary, he was scared and hurt. He ended up with a fractured shouler, elbow, and forearm. He also fractured his right wrist and chipped his knee capp, plus just being brused and battered from it all. His home for the last 4 days has been the Trauma Nursing Unit at UC Davis Hospital. They took great care of him and today we are all home. Our family and friends have gone above and beyond helping me with the kids. Thank you!!! We are so grateful to everyone, we are also so grateful he got away without more serious injures. Even today his nurse told us he was lucky, just across the hall were 2 other motorcycle accidents and they were in bad shape. I'm happy he is home and know he will be back to his normal self soon.

32 Comments:

Blogger Renee said...

How incredibly scary, Heather!
I can't even imagine how you felt on the ride to the scene of the accident. I'm happy to hear that he's okay.

6:51 PM  
Blogger gkgirl said...

oh my...
i can't even begin
to know how scary that must
have been!
thank goodness he is ok!

7:15 PM  
Blogger Heth said...

Oh my goodness! How scary! I'm so glad to hear he is ok.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Oh how awful. I'm so glad John is going to be okay. Big hugs to you all.

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Irene said...

OMG, I'm so happy that he's okay. big hugs to you both.

11:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How horribly frightening for you all. Hold that family close won't you? Wishes for a speedy recovery for John.

6:05 AM  
Blogger molly said...

looks like we both had some unexpected hospital stays this weekend. i'm so glad he is okay....so glad you are home. home feels good, doesn't it? xo.

6:18 AM  
Anonymous Brynne said...

I've been reading your blog for a while now and just wanted to let you know that you're in my prayers. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

6:21 AM  
Blogger Riss said...

We're here to help. Just let us know!!! xoxoxo

8:12 AM  
Blogger asianarnold1 said...

John is resiliant. Glad he's home now.
Got any extra percoset/morphine? hah hah.

8:30 AM  
Blogger huberama said...

I enjoy your blog (esp. your photos)... and wish John a speedy recovery.

10:17 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

poor john...poor you!!!...

12:10 PM  
Blogger acumamakiki said...

OMG Heather, I'm so very glad to hear that John is alright even with all the broken bones. Poor man and poor you, to have to go thru that. Love and prayers dear heart.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Server Girl said...

so so scary...i am so happy that john is alright....we all love him so much!!!

9:13 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

Oh gosh that is just awful! I hope he is feeling better very quickly. That is very scary for you guys I know...SO lucky and blessed!!!!

7:24 AM  
Anonymous Alecia said...

I'm so sorry your family had to go through this. Best wishes to John for a speedy recovery.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

De-lurking

I am glad to hear that he is ok. I just can't imagine having to get that call.

12:14 PM  
Blogger my pink sky said...

i'm so glad this story has a happy, albeit scary ending! here's to a speedy recovery :)

12:48 PM  
Blogger John and Allison said...

I was so sorry to hear about John's accident. Glad to hear he's doing okay. I'll pray for continued healing and help with the kiddos. By the way, your blog is always an encouragement to me. I don't know you and I don't even remember how I found your blog but I'm glad I did!

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Stephen & Michelle Pratt said...

Please know that we will keep you in our prayers. I know that must have been very scary for you not knowing John's condition at first. I hope that he is feeling better. Are you going to let him ride another scooter again?

9:27 PM  
Anonymous Steph said...

I'm so sorry heather....I hope that he gets better very soon....I'm glad that your friends have helped with the kids....please keep us all updated with how he's feeling

9:54 PM  
Blogger h&b said...

Oh how awful for you all !
On the upshot, that's a great pic !
( sorry, it had to be said ! )

Hope he gets better soon ..

5:35 AM  
Blogger kelly said...

jesus mary and joseph....you guys
have had a lot going on! i am
so glad john is okay! that had
to be so scary! but i have to
say i dig scooters. i have been
talking to bryce about getting one
to toodle around town! we would save so much on gas!

hope things are settling down for the foursweetpeas!

happy thursday girlie

5:47 AM  
Blogger lovegreendog said...

oh my, i am so glad he is okay. i hope it is a speedy recovery for him.
hugs to you :)

6:20 AM  
Anonymous yolie said...

OMG Heather! Thank God he's ok. What an incredibly scary thing for all of you to go through.
Glad to hear you're all safe and sound.

8:07 AM  
Blogger ♥ joleen ♥ said...

omg how terrifying. i'm so glad he's going to be okay! big hugs to you and yours. xo

10:15 AM  
Blogger Sonia said...

Oh Heather! Just only now I read this post! How scary accident! I am so glad John is ok! My best wishes for a speedy recovery!
Many hugs!

7:23 AM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Oh no!

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

That is quite a lot of bangs.

Glad it wasn't any worse.

Hugs

6:43 PM  
Blogger The Whole Self said...

xoxo

your mama love's gonna get your family through anything.

thinking of you

6:47 PM  
Blogger Glamorous Jo said...

OH my word!!! I've been out of the loop and am just now reading this......I am so glad he's ok!!! How scary!!

1:30 PM  
Blogger --erica said...

I'm just now reading this weeks late. I will remember you guys in my prayers though all of the healing and life changes.
hugs to you..

8:56 PM  
Anonymous Marilyn said...

So sorry I'm so late in reading this. (Darn 'real life' cutting into my blogging time!) So glad he's okay (in subsequent posts)...scary! And by the way, that's a gorgeous pregnancy self-portrait you took.

2:25 PM  

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