Friday, June 12, 2009

Get well Grandpa Jim.....

Mom & Dad got a call last Saturday evening that Grandpa Jim had been in a motorcycle accident. He was riding with 5 other guys and had an asthma attack while riding in the hills of Arkansas. He ran off the road and flipped off the bike. He ended up being life flighted by helicopter from Arkansas to St. John's Hospital in Springfield, MO. He broke his right collar bone and all of his ribs on his right side. He also has a punctured lung. As bad as it is, it could of been a lot worse, as there was a 30 foot drop off about twenty feet from where he laid the bike down. He was in ICU up until a couple of days ago. He is in much pain and will be for some time, as there is not much they can do for broken ribs and collarbone. I ask that everyone will keep him in your prayers as he is on his road to recovery. He is still in St. Johns Hospital and it appears he will be for a few more days. St. John's in Springfield is a great hospital and they are taking very good care of Grandpa Jim.
I have been staying home taking care of Eric and the two cats while Mom & Dad have been away. Mom and Dad came home yesterday. Dad brought Mom home and he went back down to Springfield early this morning to be with Grandpa.

Take care and "Don't forget to hug a dog today!"

1 comment:

  1. I am praying for your Grandpa :( I hope he has a fast recovery.

    Your dog is beautiful, I ove big dogs. I have a rottie and I am always hugging on him :)

    I also wanted to thank you for the sweet comment on my blog about my husband deploying, I cried reading your sweet words. Thank you so much. Support means the world to me, it's how I will get through it :)

    I also was happy to see your from Louisiana, I am also from there, born and raised for 20 years until the military started moving us around. I miss it terribly!!