Sunday, June 17, 2007

accident (warning, graphic pictures to follow)

Hello all, I'm uploading these pictures mostly for the family members who are away, so sorry if it gets too personal and graphic. I don't have a lot of time--I'm doing this between drying my hair, doing laundy, making phone calls and packing bags. Basically, we were in a pretty bad car accident Friday night on our way up to St. George UT--a woman lost control of her vehicle coming towards us and basically hit us as she rolled over. All three of my kids were air-evaced out, Cameron, Ethan, and Danny to St. Joe's and Sean and I to Maricopa Medical Center (not room for all of us at St. Joes).

Sean had stomach pain but we think it's just from the seatbelt. Ethan got 6 stitches which he immediately pulled out--the doctors dermi-bonded the wound and wrapped his head. They've both been released and are at Grandma Faulkner's right now. Cameron was the worst off--had a pretty bad blow to the face (still not sure what??) and broke his occipital (sp?) bone which is the bone around your eye. He'll have surgery Monday night to repair what they can and put in a metal plate to keep the shape there. Doctors say there will be no scarring or lasting negative effects. We pray so! The pictures of Cameron show the earliest point to the most recent, so you can see how much better he already looks.

We're so grateful for all the calls, emails, visits, and for those who have offered to help, watch the kids, bring in meals, etc. We're just in disbelief that this has happened (especially since it's such a deja vu of Easter 2001) but we're so grateful it wasn't worse--we were all seatbelted and the other driver did have insurance. No word on what caused her accident yet. And yes, she got air-evaced too, to St. Joe's.

The following are some pictures--sorry for the blood and gore. Love you all!













24 comments:

Casey Lu said...

Aww, Amie, I am so sorry that happened breaks my heart but SO glad that you all for the most part are okay. IF there IS ANYTHING you need, please let me know. I would be willing to do anything!!!!! Meals, watch the boys, help you do laundry, chores, anything! I love ya and have and will keep praying for you! If you need anything please call me @ 623-975-4488!

Shannon K said...

So sorry this happened to your family. It is great to hear everyone will make a full recovery. I hope everyone gets well soon, especially little Cameron.

tif-do said...

Sorry for you, but glad that everyone is okay. Our prayers go out to you!

Linda SS said...

I'm so very sad to hear what you have been going through. I will remember your family in my prayers and also thanking God that your injuries aren't permanent - it looks very traumatic. HUGS...LindaSue

Anonymous said...

Amie, please let me know if I can do anything to help you and your family. I live near by and would love to bring dinner or just run an errend. I pm'd Casey Lu my cell # and Ginger knows how to get a hold of me. Glad you guys wern't hurt worse! Mehgan (from KT)

Heidi said...

OH MY GOODNESS, AMIE!!! You made my heart stop! I'm so glad the boys are okay! What a terrible thing! Keep us updated - is Cameron still in the hospital? Please e-mail me and let me know if I can help?! Watch kids? take turns playing w/ Cam? Oh GOSH! I'm so GLAD everyone is okay - and you super-freak with the camera! Can't wait to see THIS layout!

Christine said...

Amie, you and all your boys are in my prayers. Please let me know if you need anything. DJ works nights this week so he is home during the day and I'm home in the evening. I'll gorcrey shop, do laundry or just bring over ice cream in the middle of the night. Call me anytime even 2am. I've got some good reading material too. I'm just so thankful you are all (for the most part) alright!

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so glad that even though these are scary pics and injuries, that you are all alive. What a blessing that you are all alive. Keep us posted and our prayers are with you.

Mrs. Matkin said...

I just can't believe this! It's so much worse than I ever dreamed! I'm so sorry! I just hate that it happened to you!! I add my help to all those offered! (I went to the yard sale at Keepsake on Saturday and spilled the beans, in case you were wondering.) Anytime you need help! I can even come and keep you company at the hospital if you need. Shawn has the entire week off work and we have adjustable plans. Let me know what I can do!

April Hall said...

Amie, my thoughts are with you and the family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do!

AzKisses said...

Amie ~ Im so sorry to hear what you have been going through. Your poor little boys.. That is so horrible. Im glad that for the most part everyone is okay..Seriously I am willing to help with anything that I can..

Teresa said...

Amie I am so sorry to hear this I hope your family a speedy recovery. Take care

LIZZEE said...

Amie,
A parents worse nitemare omg how awful for your kids. I'm glad you will all be okay. My heart goes out to your family. Looks like a lot of recovery time. The most important thing is that everyone will be okay eventually. If you need something let me know. Sending
cyber {{{hugs}}}

Tam said...

Amie, I am soo sorry that this happened to you are your boys. You are in my thoughts and prayers! Big hugs!

Brian and Jessica said...

Amie, I'm so glad you and your family are OK!! If there is anything you need let me know! On a side note: Brian had the same surgery Cam is going to have and he has a scar right under his eyelid and you only see it if you're looking for it! Plus it's always fun to tell people that he has metal in his head! ha ha! You guys are in our prayers!!

Rosy said...

I'm so sorry, Amie! So glad everyone's going to be ok though! You'll be in my prayers. :)

purplelurple said...

I am so sorry that this happened to you guys. I know you don't know me very much, but this hit so close to home for me, because I was in an accident 2 yurs ago today and almost didn't make it through. I pray for your family every night and hope that everyone recovers from this horrendious experiance. My heart goes out to you and your family.

kanga5 said...

Oh my goodness!! I'm so glad to hear you are all ok! When there's a little break in blogging you never expect to have someone come back with this. Wow. There are many prayers headed your way and the blessings you will recieve from them. We're praying for you!

Erica said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I am so glad you are all okay! those pictures just break my heart. (((HUGS)))

Mandy said...

Amie,
We are praying for your boys, we wish them all a speedy recovery. I hope your ward is taking care of you, if you need anything let me know.

Debbie said...

Amie, I am sorry to hear of your familiy's misfortune. I am glad that everyone is doing so well. Take care and know that you are all in my thoughts... Debbie

Anonymous said...

Amie,
Since the post on the KT site I have been awaiting news on you and your family.. I finally came here to see how things are going... I am so sorry you and your family have to go through this! Like everyone else has said if you need anything please ask.. I know we have not offically met but I am still concerened and hate to see anyone have to go through things like this.. From your post I can tell that you are one stong lady and your family is lucky to have you...
Daja aka Kellie

Delfina said...

Glad to hear that you and your family are doing better. If you need anything let me know. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Oh my gosh -- I just found your blog through LDS Women Bloggers and scrolled down until I found this blog to see why all the trips to the ER -- I'm so sorry this happened to you and am so grateful it wasn't worse. You've really been through the wringer -- I'm glad I found your blog when I did so I can see that everyone is healing up nicely.