Monday, May 18, 2009

A Scary Day and Crazy Weekend

Eric called me Friday at 2:15 and told me to get home (from Nashville). His mom and dad had been injured in a wreck while traveling through Tuscaloosa. His mom had called him from the car. All she could tell him was that she was hurt and his dad was bleeding bad.

We rushed home, threw some clothes in a suit case and left. There is no fast way to get there. We knew it would take several hours and it felt like an eternity knowing that we needed to be there and couldn't. Thankfully Eric's aunt lives in Cullman and was able to get there in about an hour and a half. They kept us posted as we traveled.

Liz has a broken ankle and a cracked sternum. She is in a lot of pain and it is very difficult for her to move because of the sternum. She is of course very sore all over. Kurt bit his tongue very bad and had to have it sutured. Thankfully that's where all the blood was coming from. The tongue is very vascular and bleeds like crazy. He has a cracked rib which is very painful and also is sore all over.

After two nights in the hospital we were able to get them back home last night. We had to get a hospital bed and wheel chair for Liz. Normally they would have taught her how to use crutches before living the hospital but because of the cracked sternum she can't use her upper body. It's going to be a very long recovery for her. This woman is almost 68 but looks much much younger and acts my age. She will be stir crazy in a couple of days. Kurt is an ER doc and is determined to be back at work for his shift on Thursday. We are worried about that. He works in Mississippi and has Liz to drive him back in forth. He gets sleepy very easily and we're not comfortable with him driving that far by himself. We have a lot to figure out. Eric's uncle, aunt, and grandmother are with them some this week and eventually I will be out of work some to stay with his mom.

We are so thankful to God that there are not injured worse. They usually drive their Toyota Avalon but the tires needed to be balanced. Thank God!! Instead they drove the Nissan Armada which is very big and very tough and it will surely be totalled. They would have been hurt a lot worse in that car.

Please keep them in your prayers as they recover.



  1. Praying for them! And you guys too! But you are a good nurse..I know you will take good care of them.

  2. Praying for them and you too! How scary that must have been. Glad they weren't hurt worse than they are.

  3. Cina told me about this. So glad they are gonna be ok. Blood mixed with saliva does look like ALOT of blood if your not used to looking at it. How scary it must have been for Liz. Prayers for you all!