Wednesday, February 11, 2009

This Year Sucks

Despite the fact that I declared that this year would not kick my ass, it actually appears that it may do exactly that.

I haven't been updating and may update only sporadically for the next several weeks. My father was critically injured in a freakish head on accident.



He was in line at a car wash and his car suddenly took off over several curbs, through two parking lots, over a ditch, and slammed into a metal sign post. He narrowly - and very fortunately - missed two buildings and managed to avoid pedestrians and other vehicles. Witnesses said that he was airborne and traveling at over 50 mph at the time of impact. We believe that either his foot became jammed or his accelerator pedal stuck in some manner and he was not able to brake.

He's currently in the hospital. He has a broken neck, a head injury, and a broken hip. Right now, he's has no memory of the accident and he's having some problems understanding where he is and some other basic brain functions, although we have started to see some improvement. While we don't believe that his injuries are going to be iife threatening, they are most definitely going to be life altering.


Once he is more stable, he will have to be moved into a skilled nursing/rehab facility. We're hoping to be able to arrange to have him moved into a facility near us so that he is not 2 1/2 hours away since I don't have any siblings or other family.


Consider my ass officially kicked.

18 Comments:

Cyndi said...

Carla, you and your dad definitely will be in my prayers. Huge hugs.

Denise Z. said...

BIG (((HUGS))) my friend. I wish I was closer so I could help more. I can pray,though, and will keep you and your dad in my prayers.

Hang in there, kiddo. More (((HUGS)))

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

Oh, no. I am so sorry this happened to your dad. I will be praying, too, for a full and speedy recovery.

Big hugs.

MicheleAnderson said...

Oh my gosh...I am so sorry and will be praying and thinking of you and yours. Huge hugs...that totally stinks. You've had your fair share of crap. ugh...

MomToTwo said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry. Where did it happen? I'll be praying for all of you. Huge hugs!

imjustsayin said...

long time lurker here. I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am to have read this. Please know your family is in my prayers. How frightening!

geekdetails said...

Oh Hon. I am so sorry for you and your father. I wish him a speedy recovery and you the fortitude you'll need to make it through this. Big (((HUGS)))

Jodi said...

I am so sorry this accident happened. Your dad and you are in my prayers.

Anna said...

Carla, you and your father are in my thoughts. Much love and huge hugs!
Anna

Ashley Y. said...

Praying for your dad, Carla. Hope he has a speedy recovery.

~jane said...

Carla, I'm so sorry to hear of this. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope your Dad does well.

gale said...

Oh no Carla-I am so sorry. :( I'll be saying tons of prayers for your dad.

Disneypal said...

Oh my gosh - prayers said for your dad. How terrible.

Stacy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your father. My prayers are with you.

ChickenStamps said...

Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family during this especially difficult time.

Snap Dragon said...

I don't know you but I found your blog and felt compelled to send you my love. I do hope your father gets better soon. I'll add him to my prayers.

Cathe Holden said...

This absolutely broke my heart. Your dad is in my prayers.

I'm hoping you're working on a fiscal calendar and the bad year is over this week.

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