Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Mommas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys,,,,,,,

My nerves have been stretched about as far as they'll go today but I believe everything is gonna be ok.

The phone woke me up some time after 7 but I didn't make it to answer it before they gave up and hung up. Shortly after I started sipping on my first cup of coffee the phone rang again and noone was there, then again,,,noone, a little before 8 or so it rang again and after the guy told me who he was my heart dropped to my toes. It was Andrews (I forget if he's a major or lieutenant), my son's superior at the prison, calling to tell me that Bubbie's horse had thrown him and they'd air lifted him to the Med's trauma center in Memphis. I was too scared to take a breath by then but he continued to tell me that they thought he'd be ok,,probably a broken collar bone,,but that he was having problems breathing so they'd decided to send him by helicopter instead of by ambulance. He asked me if I could get in touch with Jerri because he hadn't be able to reach her.

In less than 10 minutes I dragged Zach out of the bed, threw on some clothes, and we were out the door to go tell Jerri what had happened so she could go up there to be with him.

They kept him in Memphis all day and did x-rays and a CT scan, his collar bone is broken in 2 places, he's sore all over, and they're not sure if he's also got a fractured shoulder blade (he returns Friday to check that out) but thank The Lord he's going to be ok but won't be riding a horse for over a month. Jerri is probably going to have her hands full over the next while though with 2 babies and a Bubbie to keep up with.

We don't have the best of luck with horses in this family.

Now. I told Cassie-b after I read her post yesterday that her visitor's brother had stopped in to see us earlier this week and that I'd post a link to his photo on my blog today. I took this through the slightly dingy window of my back door on a hazy morning but I still think he looks rather handsome sitting out there on the garden rail.

16 comments:

Sally said...

Oh, Brenda, I' so sorry to hear this. I hope Bubbie will heal well and that Jerri has the strength and stamina to keep things running as smoothly as possible. I know you'll be helping as much as you can, but you're not feeling well either. I'll say a prayer for all of you.

mreddie said...

So glad it was not worse, even though it was bad enough. And you are right, she will have her hands full with 2 babies and a Bubbie. We are still out of town for a few more days visiting with the daughter in Texas. ec

Virginia Gal said...

oh my goodness, well I'm glad to hear the son is ok and that is injury was not the result of violence. I wish I was closer, I could cook something for Jerri, i feel bad two children and a sick man, that is not fun.

I'm keeping everyone in my prayers, including you the glue that holds it all together!

PEA said...

He is very lucky if his injuries are not more serious...but the road to recovery will still be a long one! I wish him all the best!! No wonder your nerves are so frazzled lately...you never know what each day will bring!! HUGS

cal said...

I'm really glad everything turned out to be not too bad, Brenda. I hope he makes a quick recovery.

Cindra said...

I hope he heals quickly. I don't think I would want to be climbing back up on that horse. Wonder what spooked it?

Tammy said...

harses harses harses...I always think of Meg Ryan in the movie Sleepless in Seatle!
I don't like harses!!
They are pretty and all but I don't want to ride em...Bubbie's experience is exactly why!
hope he gets better soon!! And your heart calms down from the adrenaline rush!
(((hugs)))

Joe said...

Hey girl, sorry bout sil. Hope all is ok
What a good lookin bird what is it?

Brent said...

OK, I know I commented on this post. But it's not there. Who is stealing my posts?

Ouch! I hope he recovers quickly!

JBlue said...

Egads, that phone call would make MY hair stand up. Glad he'll be okay, though.

CJ said...

Now I know what the hell those things are. We have 4 or 5 of them land on the pond and they've perched their big feet on my bird bath a few times, I thought they were "midget cranes". Egads, it's a Egret. Ha ha ha! (I kill myself sometimes) :)

cassie-b said...

Thanks for the photo. I guess they could be twins.

I hope you son's ok. How scary

Cas

Leslie said...

Oh, man, that poor guy! He's pretty busted up from that fall. Will he have to wear one of those shoulder brace things to keep his neck straight?

Mary Lou said...

I know I have already posted but it is gone. :( I hope that Bubba gets through this and back to work really soon. How are YOU holding up? Mom's generally dont get a lot of sympathy, it all goes to the wife,.but YOU have to be stressed big time!!

((((HUGS))))

jazzi said...

Oh, boy, what an experience. Not one anyone wants to have. Thank God it wasn't worse!

Attila The Mom said...

Oh geez. Thank Dog it wasn't his neck!

Sending off a prayer for healing...