Woo Woo Woo!
Several of you have posted and asked where we are. Well, I wanted to let you all know that we are ok. We are sorry that we have neglected our blog AND neglected to visit all of your blogs as well. Tia and I will be playing catch up today and tomorrow to visit and comment on all of your posts from the past week.
I did want to quickly thank my beautiful friend Momo for this awesome award she gave to me. Her friends Maya and Kena said "this award is presented to a successful blogger, one who can 'be the blog' - making it their own, staying with it, interacting with the readers, and just plain having fun." Wow, I feel honored! That is awesome. I would like to pass this award onto the Army of 4, Holly, Steve, Kat & Wilber, Meeshka, and MayaMarie. Thank you Momo for this awesome award!!!
I want to turn my blog over to my mom today to let you know some happenings over this weekend and ask that you keep our family in your thoughts.
Shelli here - Friday evening (7 p.m.), my grandmother was in a car wreck. The other driver hit her in the back right bumper and knocked the entire thing off the car. She hit her head (I think on the rear view mirror). She got out of the car to check on her sister and brother-in-law who were in the car with her. As she turned to go back to the driver's side of the car to get her purse, she fell on the pavement and busted up her hand. The Ambulance came and checked everyone out and told my grandmother than her injuries were not serious enough to go to the hospital. So, my mother and father went to pick her up at the Sheriffs office and take her home. Once they finally got home, they took off the bandage of her hand to redress it. That was when they found that ligaments were exposed in her hand!! So, onward to the hospital (which was where the ambulance should have taken her). They decided to also do a CT scan to check out her head since she had a huge hematoma on the right side. The results showed that she had some bleeding on the left side of her brain (about 3 centimeters). So, she was transferred to another hospital at 3 a.m. Saturday morning. My mom called me to come on in. So, another CT scan was preformed about 4 hours later to see if there was any change in the bleeding and her hand was stitched up (which I watched).
She was admitted into the hospital - basically for observation. She had not lost any motor skills; she was still conscious and alert. All of which was good. The NeuroSurgeon came in and decided to keep her over night, do another CT on Sunday morning, then if it was good, she would be released. One of the main concerns is that she is on Plavix (which is a blood thinner). So, they took her off that to see if it would help. Sunday morning, the NeuroSurgeon came in and said that she was stable and could go home. She would need to come see him in 2 weeks to be checked out.
Oh, and we did get the run around! This doctor could not release her because he did not admit her - TRAUMA did. Well, Trauma did not sign off on her when they admitted her to the hospital. After getting the run around from 8 a.m. Saturday morning to 3 pm Sunday afternoon, we finally were able to see a Trauma doctor and get her released. The NeuroSurgeon released her at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. So, basically, Sunday was constantly complaining to people to get a doctor to come up from Trauma to release my grandmother. Believe me, we did file a complaint about the huge lack of communication!
Anyways, please keep her in your thoughts that she continues to heal properly. She just turned 79 in September, and I do want to keep her around for many years to come.
Hugs, Sitka and Shelli (oh Tia too)