Saturday, June 23, 2018

Family Matters

My parents were 286 miles into their cross-country road trip to visit their East Coast family and my brother Bill's final resting place, pulling a brand-new travel trailer, when they got into an accident that sent their Ford Expedition and "home away from home on wheels" flipping repeatedly before landing in a ditch on the side of the highway in Deming, N.M. They are both miraculously alive. But my mom, who already has osteoporosis and a reconstructed spine with a rod in her back, got the worse of it, and is awaiting X-rays for a possible broken collarbone and ribs. My heart is broken for them -- this trip was a lifelong retirement dream of theirs that was already tainted by my brother's death -- but more than anything I am just thankful they are relatively OK.

UPDATE: Mom has one hairline-fractured rib but no surgery required. They’re very shaken and sore, but seem to be coping as well as can be expected. My wonderful brother-in-law (Anthony) is going to get them tomorrow. ❤️


Another update HERE.

7 comments:

Dwight Williamson said...

I am glad they are safe. I did not check in yesterday.

barryearle said...

I'm glad they are relatively okay. How old are they? And what does "got into an accident" mean?

Alex said...

Looks like Bill and a league of guardian angels took care of your mom and dad. Trucks and "home away from home" can be replaced. Bones and fascia are a bit more demanding. Hope the mental trauma fades quickly. Scary for you too. Speedy recovery for all. Best, Alex

BosGuy said...

Very sorry to read about the accident, but happy to read they will be okay.

AlexandriaVic said...

Heal quickly Mom and Dad!

Stephen said...

OMG that's scarey. Sorry to hear and sending love your way. 💜💙

Ung said...

Much luck for a thorough recovery to your parents

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