Friday, April 16, 2010

The cops called

Rindy had a bad day yesterday that started with a phone call from who she thought was her husband.


“Mrs. S?”

Not her husband, but calling from her husband’s phone.

“Yes? Who is this?”

“This is Officer So-and-so with the Police Department. Your husband’s been in a motorcycle accident.”

“You’ve GOT to be kidding me.”

And that’s how the afternoon went from good to very, very bad.

Thankfully, though, the wreck was not as bad as it could have been. An older lady hit his motorcycle from behind with her SUV, and he went flying through the air. His boss waited for her at the ER and stayed until she learned he was okay.

He’s heading into surgery in about an hour. While he’s walking and generally okay, he did break two finger bones and his wrist on his left hand. His right thumb is bandaged up, too, because he tried to break as soon as he realized something was wrong and probably bruised and strained it as well.

The orthopedic surgeon is going to put screws in his fingers and a plate in his wrist. It sounds bad – but it’s not as bad as it could have been. Praise Jesus!!

And, thankfully, the doctors said he should feel much better after the surgery. And he has a good sense of humor about the accident. My hubby told him that he got beat up by a 78-year-old woman, and he looked up and said, “No. She was 68. And, yes, she broke my arm and banged me up a lot.”

So lucky. So blessed.

We all were absolutely terrified when we heard he was in a motorcycle accident, because, as y’all all know, those usually don’t end well. For Dustin to have just a messed up arm is a major blessing. Yes, he’ll be sore, and yes, he has to endure surgery and recovery, but he’s alive and conscious and can be healed.

Anyway, pray for both of them as he goes into surgery and recovers. He was in a lot of pain yesterday, and we’re hoping that he feels better once they go in and fix him up.

So that was yesterday. How’s your today?


cfoxes said...

Thank the Lord he will be okay. Those phone calls can be so scary.

Anonymous said...

That's rally scary. Praise God he is ok. I'll remember him in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Goodness. That sure would have scared me.

Brooke said...

prayers and praise to God for your friend! poor Rindy must have been scared out of her mind at that call!

Rachelle said...

Glad he is OK. Yikes!

Mari said...

I'm so glad he is ok. I've take n care of a few too many people who have been in motorcycle accidents and they usually don't do that well.
I had a tough day today - had to admit my Dad to a Nursing Home. It's only for rehab (He had a total knee done) and he should be home soon, but it's still hard to do.

Jill said...

Totally frightening, but I'm glad he'll be okay.

Brittany Ann said...

Lifting them up in prayer.

Warren Baldwin said...

Prayers. Have to believe God was involved in this situation!