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robinh
05-26-2003, 07:48 AM
Yesterday, in the midst of my joy in getting the new puppy, we received a call from my sister. At 6:45 a.m. yesterday morning, my 37 year old nephew riding his motorcycle home to Orange, CA from Bullhead City, AZ was hit by a drunk driver outside of Laughlin, NV.

Chris was flown to University Hospital in Las Vegas and underwent several hours of surgery. He lost his left leg below the knee and they will more than likely have to amputate more of the leg today. There's a bleeder inside the leg and unless they can stop the bleeder it's back to surgery. He was bleeding internally so they opened his abdomen up. He has a fractured pelvis and other abrasions/contusions.

He was wearing a helmet, so there were no head injuries and the CAT scan looks good there.

It was touch and go for a while - really still is. I prayed so hard yesterday and I'm asking the PT friends to pray for him. He's so young and he has a wife and three kids (and a lot of other family) who still need him.

The person who hit him is under arrest in Laughlin and will face charges for whatever happens, but somehow that is small comfort right now. I've always been an advocate of the designated driver idea - in fact I'm the one who volunteers.

tatsxxx11
05-26-2003, 07:55 AM
Oh no. I'm so very sorry:(:(:( As a nurse, I have seen too, too many victims of drunk drivers pass through my OR/RR.:mad::mad: I am heartbroken to learn that he has lost a limb and sustained internal injuries, but thank goodness he had his helmet on and did not receive a serious or fatal head injury. I hope the drunk driver is prosectued to the full extent of the law and that his licesnce is taken away for a long, long time!! I will most certainly be keeping you, Chris and family in my thoughts and prayers. {{{Sandra}}}

05-26-2003, 08:07 AM
OMG, what a terrible accident! I hate people who don't seem to care to let another one drive when they have drunk:mad: :mad: .
They are playing with the lives of other and innoscent people!!

I am so sorry for your nephew... . I hope he will recover and get an excellent new leg. Please God, let him accept this....!

He is in my prayers!!

Pam
05-26-2003, 08:13 AM
Prayers on the way for sure! I am so sorry to hear this, but am very thankful that he was wearing a helmet and there are no head injuries. My co-worker lost her nephew on New Year's Day. He was crossing a street with his girlfriend and was run over by a drunk driver. They finally caught the driver fortunately, although she, the driver, only needs to serve 15 months. :mad: :mad: :mad: I am so sorry to hear that he has lost part of his leg but very thankful that he has made it through this critical time. {{{hugs}}} to you and your family.

smokey the elder
05-26-2003, 08:46 AM
I'm very sorry about your nephew, and pray for a speedy recovery.

It's a shame that you'll have more of a penalty if you hurt someone with your fist than your car.

mugsy
05-26-2003, 09:00 AM
Your nephew will be in our thoughts and prayers. I too hope that the driver is prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Please let us know the progress.

Russian Blue
05-26-2003, 09:01 AM
I am so sorry this happened! What a horrible, unnecessary accident. Drunk drivers always make my blood boil and I wish the courts would give stiffer sentences and banning of the licence on the first offence (not when they have done the wrong thing numerous times). I cannot find any sympathy for someone who drinks and drives.

I hope this person gets a very stiff sentence and total positive prayers are going out to your nephew and family.

Albea
05-26-2003, 10:38 AM
I'm terribly sorry about your nephew's accident and will pray for his recovery.
The laws punishing drunken drivers are not strong enough, but people who drink probably, and unfortunately, would not be stopped from being a public danger even with harder jail sentences.
My sister-in-law's sister was killed at the age of 34 by a drunken driver, she left behind a three year old boy and and the rest of the family has never recovered from the tragedy.

anna_66
05-26-2003, 10:39 AM
:( So sorry to hear this. He must be devistated.
I can thank god nothing as bad happened in my parents accident.
He will be in my prayers.

RubyMutt
05-26-2003, 10:42 AM
I'm so sorry to hear that :( :( He will be in my thoughts.

I Love Brian, Forever <3
05-26-2003, 10:47 AM
:mad: :( I will be praying for your nephew and the rest of you guys.

HoRsELUvR
05-26-2003, 10:54 AM
I am so sorry.:( It makes me so mad that there are so many irresponsible drunk drivers!:mad:Your nephew will be in my prayers.

marysmerrycats
05-26-2003, 12:30 PM
He was wearing a helmet, so there were no head injuries and the CAT scan looks good there.
thank God he was wearing his helmet, and that he has no head injuries!
but as it is still serious, I will send prayers for your nephew right now... I am so sorry t read this news... keep positive thoughts for him to pull thru, I'm sure that he's made it this far, he will make it home!
those bastard drunk drivers! I have a brother that was hit by one and he was also riding a motorcycle.. he made it thru, but it was scary for a while. my thoughts are with you and your family in your scary time....and unfortunately I have a nephew on the other side of the drinking driver problem, he drinks... I wish he would get help, Im scared he will kill someone or himself.

keep us posted on how your nephew is doing, Ok?
best wishes for his recovery!

Karen
05-26-2003, 12:52 PM
We will keep all of your family in our prayers. Keep us updated when you can.

slick
05-26-2003, 01:04 PM
Not another one......so sorry to hear about your nephew. Prayers are on the way. It's awful losing part of his leg, but it's better than the alternative. Funny you should say he was hit by a drunk driver, because on my way home from work last Friday, I was following a guy that certainly had all the signs of a DD so I called 911 and reported him. Don't know if they caught up with the guy or not but we have to do everything we can to keep these idiots off the road.

lovemyshiba
05-26-2003, 01:08 PM
prayers are on their way from us--what a sad story.
Thank God he was wearing a helmet, and I hope that the driver is punished to the full extent.:mad:

zippy-kat
05-26-2003, 02:09 PM
My prayers and thoughts are with you!

luckies4me
05-26-2003, 03:34 PM
I am so sorry that this has happened. Your newphew will be in my prayers, and hopefully this man will pay for what he did! :mad:

Cataholic
05-26-2003, 03:42 PM
Prayers are on the way. I am so sorry this happened.

lynnestankard
05-26-2003, 05:24 PM
My heart goes out to you Robin - your nephew and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers {{{Hugs}}}

Lynne

Miss Meow
05-26-2003, 05:54 PM
Oh no. We'll be thinking of him and his family. Please keep us all updated on his progress in hospital.

I hope the idiot who did this gets a stiff sentence. :mad:

ILoveMyAbbyGirl
05-26-2003, 06:01 PM
Wow.. My whole family will pray very hard for your family. That must be so scary... my dad's friend was in a car accident where he was on the highway and he was hit head on by a drunk driver. I feel your pain.

Best wishes to your family.

{{{hugs}}}

Meg

momoffuzzyfaces
05-26-2003, 06:19 PM
Prayers are on the way for your nephew and your whole family. Such a sad senseless thing to happen.:(

bluekat
05-26-2003, 06:26 PM
OMG, drunk drivers just annoy me "if you drink, don't drive". I'm so sorry to hear about your nephew, and I'm mad about the drunk driver too. Things like this always happens because of them. Good thing your nephew was wearing a helmet, or else something worse would've happened. I will pray for him and his family, and I hope he recovers well and soon!

Steffi N
05-26-2003, 07:50 PM
It is such a tragedy that this happened to your nephew. I hope that he does not need further surgery and that he recovers as well as possible from his injuries. I too am thankful that he wore a helmet. Drunk driving is on the rise in this country and we need to punish those responsible and educate people to be not only sober, but careful, alert, and courteous drivers.
My best wishes are with you.

MaxandSpike'sMom
05-26-2003, 08:12 PM
So sorry to hear your terrible news.

Prayers are on the way and we will keep him and his family and everyone in our thoughts and prayers!

Please keep us updated on his progress!

lizbud
05-26-2003, 08:46 PM
Prayers are on the way for your nephew & family. Such a
terrible thing to have happened to them.:( I agree with the
person who saw a DD and called it in to the police. A tragedy
like this might be averted.

krazyaboutkatz
05-26-2003, 11:50 PM
I'm so sorry to hear this tragic news. :( Prayers are on the way for your nephew and his family. Please take care.

captain
05-27-2003, 12:04 AM
What terrible news ........ but thank heavens for the helmet.

I hope the drunk driver gets what he deserves - :mad: :mad: :mad:

Please keep up posted, and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

ChrisH
05-27-2003, 07:37 AM
I am so sorry to hear this awful news. Your nephew and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

robinh
05-27-2003, 08:53 AM
Thank you all!! I think your prayers are working. He's holding his own - no better, but no worse.

They had to do a second surgery on the amputated leg to clean it up. The nurse said he tolerated it well. He still hasn't worken up which is worrisome, but we're all still saying prayers and hoping for the very best.

I think we're all in shock. It's the old adage that will never happen to anyone in my family. It sure is a kick in the face when it does.

mugsy
05-27-2003, 08:58 AM
Well they do say that the body stays in a state of rest until it can handle being awake.....maybe he just needs extra time to heal a little more. Prayers still coming.

Kona & Oreo's mom
05-27-2003, 10:45 AM
Best wishes to your nephew and your family. You'll all be in my prayers.

Logan
05-27-2003, 11:20 AM
Robin, I'm sorry I am so late in seeing this, but your nephew will definitely be in my prayers for as long as necessary. Please keep us updated.

Logan

catland
05-27-2003, 12:16 PM
I'm so sorry for the pain your family is feeling right now. Prayers on the way for your nephew and for you and your family. Family is so important at times like these.

AdoreMyDogs
05-27-2003, 12:49 PM
I wish you and your family my best during this difficult time. I hope he will be OK. Must be just heartbreaking :(