March 8, 2009

The Fall

Thank you all for your prayers - my Dad is in the trauma ICU and being watched closely.

He took a very bad fall yesterday - about five feet - and broke his left hand badly. He also took a bad beating on his face. Far worse is the fact that he suffered internal bleeding and had to be Life-Flighted to the hospital.

Right now, we are waiting with his physicians to see if his body can heal without invasive surgery. His spleen was ruptured and needs to be removed, if the bleeding doesn't stop. He has received four bags of blood and a "patch" to his spleen. If his BP doesn't rise (indicating that he has stopped bleeding internally) he will have to undergo surgery to remove it. This is not a good scenario for him, as his health is poor and doctors are not optimistic about the outcome of putting him through surgery.

Please continue to pray that his body would begin to heal on its own and that he would not require further surgery. He is sedated and comfortable - but as the doctors keep reminding our family - he is not out of the woods, so to speak. We have a ways to go.

Thank you for your sweet comments - we are so very appreciative!!

23 comments :

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Thinking of you girly..
"BIG HUGS"

Cora said...

Hope he is doing better real soon. My thoughts are with your family.

3D said...

I am so sorry to hear this...keeping him and all of you in my prayers.

Keep smilin!

Anonymous said...

Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers!

Shelli

Anonymous said...

He is in my prayers. ~Holly

Diana said...

I am praying for your dad and for you!! I know how scarey this can be.
Hugs

Oatsvall Team said...

i will pray for your dad ...

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Dawn and Dale said...

Definitely keeping your dad in our prayers!!!

Andrea said...

Sorry you are going through this. I will continue to put you and your family in my prayers.

Ava's family said...

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda said...

Keeping you and Dad in my prayers... Falls are the one thing we can't control and they do take there toll on us. Praying that he heals and does not require surgery. Hugs to You and your family. Linda

Ani said...

You are all in my prayers.

Kelly and Todd said...

Sending lots of prayers your way. Hang in there!!

-- kelly

The Gang's Momma said...

So sorry to hear that your dad is suffering from his fall. Will continue to pray and stand with you all!

The Gang's Momma said...

So sorry to hear that your dad is suffering from his fall. Will continue to pray and stand with you all!

Single PAP said...

prayers for no surgery!

Briana's Mom said...

Oh Christie - I am so sorry. I am sending out prayers right now...

meme said...

Prayers coming your way. From your Kentucky Friend Linda

Kayce said...

Your dad is in our prayers Christie. Hugs.

Catherine said...

So sorry to hear of your dad's fall. Praying for him and for you.

((hugs)) Catherine

Emy said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad. Praying he's better already!!!

julie said...

Sis, Dad looks real good. Hope you're not spending a lot of energy worrying.
What a way to spend his birthday for the last three years, huh?
I'm praying too, of course, for him and I will for you too. I know how hard it is to be far away and not know all the time what is going on.
Love you, Julie

blissfully caffeinated said...

Oh Christie, I'm so sorry. I hope your Dad is recovering. Sending preyers and good thoughts your way.

xo