There were several messages on our answering machine when we got back from the hospital tonight. One of them was from my sister Lisa. She was calling to tell me that she & her youngest son, Josh (5, almost 6 years old) had been involved in an auto accident tonight. My heart just dropped right through the floor!
I am so glad to tell you they're both fine...PRAISE THE LORD!!!! A van pulled out left when Lisa had not quite yet passed through the intersection and this guy's van caught the back of her Yukon...near the gas tank...near where Josh sits. Yet another miracle in my life this week! God is so good and His hand of protection was very present in both situations...with Lisa & Josh and with Tyler.
Speaking of Tyler, here's the latest update on his condition...
They are still monitoring him for a possible head injury. Tyler has had 4 CT scans since the accident and each one of them show a bit of bleeding in the brain. Physical therapy came to see Tyler this afternoon and got him all set with a pair of crutches. He's slowly getting out of bed and up moving around.
There was talk of possibly discharging Tyler from the hospital tomorrow, although that's really quite an up-in-the-air thing at this point. So it may even be Sunday before he gets out.
Bobby & I had to go to the impound lot to get everything out of Tyler's car today. Whoa, I really didn't like seeing it again. It was the first time Bobby had seen it. What a miracle, what a miracle - that's all that kept going through my head. As I previously mentioned, the car is totaled right out.
In case any of you are wondering, Taylor & Tess (our daughters) are doing fairly well. Taylor came to the accident scene with me and was totally freaked out by it - uh, with good reason. Tess saw Tyler for the first time back in the trauma room and it was upsetting to her. Bobby & I have tried to keep things 'fairly normal' (normal? normal? what's THAT?! LOL) for those girls. They went to school today and I ate dinner at home here with Taylor tonight. Tomorrow Taylor's rugby team will travel to playoffs and we felt it best for her to go. She wanted to and we didn't object. Tess is having a sleepover at one of her friend's houses.
Anyway, that's about the news here. I know I'm going to be super duper thankful to sleep in my own bed tonight and believe me, it will be with a very very grateful heart for God's protection and miracles.