Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mom and the Piece of Metal That Hit Her

Just a little update on Mom...she is slowly improving. She is getting her stamina back a little bit each day. Her appetite is improving a bit. She is trying to cut down on pain meds though still needs them for certain. She still has her neck brace on, uses a cane for stability, and doesn't have feeling in her upper left arm. The top area of her shoulders is still sensitive and painful. Her two long incisions in her neck are healing nicely. She gets a little down at times because she wants to heal faster, but one can't hurry time and healing. We try to be an encouragement to her with plenty of visits and helping when we can.

This is a picture of the piece of metal (that came off a truck?) that scraped across the hood of the car (see--on its edge!) and went into the windshield and hit Mom in the neck while they were riding by Elgin, Illinois this past August. The insurance company took the piece, and it is still a mystery WHAT exactly the piece is/is used for. That remains to be determined (unless anyone out there knows). It is only by the grace and mercy of God that she is still alive (and Dad too for that matter). It puts a proper fear of God into a person to see what God COULD have allowed and what He DIDN'T allow to happen--by mere fractions of an inch. Praise to Him for His mercy and goodness!


Molly said...

I will keep your mama in my prayers! That piece of metal looks wicked and I know she is in a lot of pain! I'll keep you in my prayers as well friend :) Hope she heals quick and gets feeling back in her arm!
~Molly P

Dragonfly Treasure said...

OMG! Your poor Mother (and Father)!! So glad to hear she is healing nicely. So scary what can happen in a blink of an eye.
Sending prayers and well wishes!
Take care

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG, this could have happened to anyone! This has nothing to do with driving skills. I have never had metal in the neck YIKKES! I can tell you I have had neck problems and it total incapacitates you, it is so painful! You just cannot do anything, it does not feel any better if you sit or lay it is just there, terrible pain......What I am getting at is you have my sympathy Mom, Once again, I have no idea of her injury, but the body does heal, You will look back on this one day feeling yourself once again, patience!


Pauline said...

By the mercy of God is right...I have goosebumps looking at this photograph. I'm pleased to hear that she is on the mend. I will remember you all in my prayer.
God be with you all.


Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Oh Michele!!! How absolutely horrifying!!! Just to think of a difference an inch, a minute, a thought can make. Praise the Lord she is safe and healing!