Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Offline for a Bit...

I just learned this morning that my grandmother was involved in a serious car accident yesterday. I'm needed back in Virginia as soon as I can arrange transportation.

My dad's flying out from California tomorrow. I'll be heading out later this week.

Details are sketchy so far. I know it took emergency personnel about five hours to cut her out of the car; from what I'm told, she's broken both knees and her ankle is severely broken. There's no evidence of internal injuries.

Doctors are not sure if she'll be able to walk again, much less dance or play golf. She's the most active 82 year old woman I know.

I haven't broken down or cried yet - I'm sure that's coming. Teared up, but I haven't cried. Trying to look at the bright side and hope for the best.

Thank God for airbags and the volunteer rescue squad folks. And thank God for the woman who witnessed the accident and immediately dialed 911.

I may post something between now and then, but, well, family comes first.

- Jason

11 comments:

Cowgirl said...

You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sar said...

I'm sorry to hear of your grandmother's accident. Safe travels for you and a positive recovery for your grandmother.

Miz BoheMia said...

Oh my... I am so sorry to hear of her accident and hope for the best case scenario...

My grandma is 86 and went through 3 life-threatening things back to back since December and is still ticking and walking around and being her bossy self... the doctors said that had it been anyone else they would not have made it after the first one...

Believe in the power of tough grandmas... I understand the tears, or lack thereof too... all my love to you my dear friend and here's hoping to much healing!

LibraryTavern Liz said...

I am sorry to hear about your grandma. I hope she recovers quickly.

Ms. Monkeythong said...

I hope she recovers quickly! I'm sorry this has happened. Good luck to you and your family.

The ZenFo Pro said...

Ladies:
Thank you SO MUCH for your thoughts and prayers. Trust me, it means a lot to me.

Hugs all around. Maybe a round or two in person some day :)

Smurf said...

Yes your family does come first Jason Wayne. I am so sorry to hear that your grandma was involved in that accident. I will be praying for her and for you. I hope that all is well. 5 hours to get her out? Omg... I am glad you will be able to get out there. I know you are really close to your grandma. **hugs**

Blessings and love,
Shirley

Deb S. said...

Jason,

I just read this. You, your grandmother, and the rest of your family have my thoughts and prayers. G'Maws are special.

Blessings and peace to your and yours.

cooper said...

Jason,
I didn't see this last night for some reason.

Best wishes for you grandmother's recovery I'll be thinking of you.

The Cataloger said...

Keeping you all, incl. the med. pros., in my prayers.

zydeco fish said...

I am really sorry to hear that. I hope she recovers quickly. Best wishes.