Yesterday afternoon, our older son had a biking accident.
His back is broken in three places. There is no nerve or brain damage. We are in the Surgery, Trauma, and Burn ICU at the University of Virginia. As of this morning, we are waiting for an MRI; this will tell us whether or not he will need a brace (the more likely scenario, I think), or surgery.
He will heal.
We are calm…and very, very tired.
Love to all of you.
How terrifying – I wish him a speedy recovery. . .
Hi big brother. I miss you and hope you come home soon. 🙂
P.S. don't mack me do all of your work.
We, too, are going through a very severe medical trauma. I am adding my prayers and sending gentle hugs. (I know that tired feeling so well and am praying especially for strength both emotionally and physically for you and your husband and for comfort for all your sweet kids.)
I hope you get well soon, brother.
I am so, so sorry to hear it. My thoughts and prayers are with him and your whole family. Rapid healing to him.
At first glance Kathy thought that was an astronaut about to blast off.
He already HAD blasted off….
These moments put a hold to all other things that were happening. Wishing all the best for the young man.
Adding my prayers to the group.
I am so sorry to hear thos. Praying for a complete recovery and peace for your family.
My thoughts & prayers are with your whole family. Sandy
I read your blog regularly and refer to it for a recipe, at least once a day, for the last three years. My heart skipped a beat when I saw the photo of your son and read the post Life certainly does have a way of bringing a mixed bag of the good and the bad stuff. Wishing your son a speedy recovery–and your family some peace while he heals.
Sending prayers to your son, plus the rest of the family.
Sending love and prayers ♥
Oh I am so, so sorry. Sending hugs for you and prayers for your boy.
Thinking healing thoughts and sending them your way. I wish only the best for all of you. Keep the faith.
Not a big commenter but I've always loved your writing and your lifestyle. Praying for you and your family this morning. God is good all the time! He is our refuge and strength, an every present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)
What a shock and truly heart-stopping moment to read this post. He is young and healthy. He has so many good things going on in his life along with a loving, strong support system in his family and friends and all of us out here in Blogland. That support is there for you, your husband and the other kids, too. Sending prayers for complete and rapid healing.
My husband has had a few bike accidents in his time, too, but none involved a broken back. (As far as I know, I guess; they were all before I knew him.) Now is when random, distant, anonymous blog readers like me are grateful that you are surrounded by family and friends who can help you in the more tangible ways that we can't. But what I can do is keep you and your family in my thoughts. I hope that all goes well in the next few days and weeks of recovery.
I wanted to add a comment, just to say that I, too, am praying for your son and your whole family!
Praying for you and your family.
Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen
I am so sorry but hopeful that he is getting expert care. Sending only good thoughts your way!
Know you're in many of thoughts and well wishes!
I'll be praying and holding your family in my heart. I'm so sorry to read of what your family is enduring.
God's peace to you and your beloved boy.
Praying and feeling your mama heart hurting right now.
Prayers from Indiana.
Praying for you all….so sorry you are all going through this…what an incredibly frightening thing to face. Big Mama Hugs to you, my friend. XOXO
So glad to hear that everything is as good as it could have been. Thinking of you and your family in this long road to recovery. So many prayers and healing thoughts for your son and your family.
You will be in our Prayers.
Wasn't expecting to see that heart stopping photo this Monday. I'm so sorry! Teenage bones do heal quicker than our old one's. Hoping all will be well in the end. Lots of healing being sent from Seattle.
So very sorry to hear about this. I'll add a prayer for fast healing to all the others already coming your way.
Praying for your mama heart and your son.
Love you JJ and family. Hang in there.