Thursday, August 9, 2012

Life can be changed within a BLINK OF AN EYE!

My dear friends how I have missed not blogging! I really don't even know how to start this post? July 25th  has by far been the worst day of my life! My Beautiful Nephew was involved in a horrible motorcycle accident! He was on a Family vacation In Kentucky with his best friends family. They decided to go on a motorcycle ride when a deer jumped out in front of them and caused them to crash! He was flown in by flight for life to Vanderbilt University hospital! He has suffered two punctured lungs, 7 broken ribs and has crushed his spinal cord. The doctors say he will never walk again...

Let me say one thing I believe in Faith, I believe in God and I believe in PRAYER and I know that with all three of those my nephew WILL WALK AGAIN! He is one of the most amazing and strong kids I have ever known. When I walked into the ICU unit I couldn't help but cry and he looked and me and whispered " Auntie no crying allowed." He continues to make progress more and more everyday. We are hoping he will be off the ventilator, the feeding tube and both chest tubes by the weekend so he can be airlifted back home to Colorado! Then he will be admitted into a Rehab hospital for 3-4 months to help the spinal cord get strong again.

Let me tell you my friends my life changed on July 25th! I hug my kids tighter, I pray harder, I drive slower. I appreciate the little things in life like being able to ride a bike, Walk to the park , drive a car.  My family is EVERYTHING to me and I will do anything for them! I won't be posting as often as I like because I will be spending a good part of my time helping my sister with my nephew! I will be there for every tear, every smile and every laugh! Please keep my nephew and family in your prayers. We have a long tough road ahead of us but will make it with the help of God.



This is Tyler showing me how strong he really is!


This was taken the day before his accident! He really is my Superman!!


And last but not least my Favorite picture taken last summer! Tyler " I Love You"










11 comments:

  1. OMG. I'm in tears reading this. I'm so sorry that your family had to go through this. I also believe that God will do wonders.

    Hugs!!!!

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  2. Sweet girl. I am in tears for you! I've been wondering where you've been. I'll keep your whole family and your sweet nephew in my prayers!!!! He's so handsome!!

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  3. i'm always so thankful to have a close knit family. it makes a world of difference to have people who love and care for you to lean on. i know that will make a big impact on his recovery. praying for you all!

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  4. Oh wow! I am praying for you and family for a miraculous healing! Keep up the good faith. Events like this always remind us how precious life is. Hopefully with a lot of support and prayer he will be back to walking again before you know it.

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  5. Oh wow I am definitely praying for Tyler and your whole family. I hope that he is able to go home soon.

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  6. Oh my gosh Mon! I am so sorry! I will pray for Tyler. If you need anything, you know where to find me. I miss you.

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  7. Such a horrible thing! I'm out in public right now and getting choked up! Anyways, I have worked with traumatic brain injury survivors for the past 7 years, many who had gotten their TBI in similar circumstances. In most cases the doctors told them they would never be able to walk again, talk again, etc. In most cases, they've also beaten the odds. It's my opinion, that doctors often have to tell the "worst case scenario" to patients and their families. Many, many hugs from here in New York. I will think positive thoughts for your nephew, and the entire family who has been affected.

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  8. When I got this news from you my heart sank. Not because we would not be hugging each other the next day but because I know how you feel right now. As I type this I cry! I truly feel for you and your family! God has good intentions for Tyler! He is making you all stronger! I was thinking about you last night when I was typing posts about my CO trip. It was late or I would have sent you a text. Just know that I keep you all in my prayers and that you are my blog sista! ;) P.S. You special package is going in the mail Monday! No, I'm not in the box! haha

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  9. Monica ... life can certainly change in an instant. I know when the kids started driving I jumped everytime the phone rang. If you need anything...just to talk or vent or cry...please email me. I'm a good listener. I will pray for your nephew. God bless. becky

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  10. :( This is the second post I've read in the past couple of days where someone got into a motorcycle crash with a deer. I"ll be praying for a quick recovery for him and hope he feels better soon :(

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  11. Monica - I somehow missed this post and it is just heartbreaking! What a difficult time for your entire family - but - having read your most recent post - it appears Tyler is a strong, amazing man and is making improvements each day! That is wonderful. I will keep Tyler and your entire family in my prayers.

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