CRAZINESS!

7-29-09:  Night before last I found out one of Scott and Adam's friends was in a SEVERE car accident on the eleventh of July.  I don't know why we hadn't heard.  Kenneth was one of Scott's pallbearers.  A twenty-three year old crossed a median, went air-born and flew head on into Kenneth's car.  That driver was thrown and killed at the scene.  Kenneth has been in a coma since the accident.  He has multiple broken bones, including both knees and femurs.  He is eighteen. I am just sick.  It brought up so many memories for me.  But, more importantly, right now, is what his family is going through.  I went to the hospital yesterday and visited with his mom and girlfriend.  Kenneth was heading for another surgery.   I don't even know how to process this.  Kenneth is one of the best kids I have ever known!  He just recently got a job at Sam's Club.  Right before that, he took his last big vacation, as a "kid", to Aruba.  He came over, as soon as he got back, with pictures and stories.   He was planning to get married next year. At first the doctors said he was in an irreversable coma.  Now, he has a small amount of brain activity.  He is breathing on his own and opening his eyes a bit.  But, from what I have read, that is not un-common.  I am hoping for the best and trying to prepare for the worst.  I do know both his lungs were collapsed in the accident.  I don't know how long he was without oxygen.  I know brain damage occurs at five to eight minutes without oxygen.  The paramedics had to pull his seat out the back window and he was life-flighted to the hospital.  They did intebate (sp?) him at the scene.   I have read the longer one is in a coma, the worse the outcome.  But, I know, that is totally up to God.   I hate this!  And, this news is back-to-back with the death of my ex co-worker's son.  His funeral is tomorrow.  He was not quite two.  I don't think I will ever understand!  On a better note, Adam has an interview tomorrow morning (Thurs.) at Dollar General.  It is only part-time but that is okay.  He just needs a steady income, no matter how small.  He really doesn't have much to pay for.   Craig and I spent some time in the pool today.  It is VERY humid and quite warm, here.  I think it is going to rain tomorrow so I am going to run errands. I heard from one of my Biddy Buddies today.  I think they are both coming over on Saturday to plan for our camping trip August 7.  I am looking forward to both their visit and the trip.   So, I guess this is just life....bad, good, bad, good.......     

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deleted_user
deleted_user

My heart goes out to you and to Kenneth\'s family. I know that awful wait after an accident. At least they are operating so they must have some hope. I\'ll be praying for the best outcome. I\'m pleased you have something to look forward to and it\'s not all bad news. All my love, Charlotte. xoxo
deleted_user
deleted_user

I will pray for Kenneth\'s recovery. I can only imagine the extra pain you are in because of this. If something happened to Chad\'s best friend, I would be devastated.
Glad you are making plans for the trip. That will surely help take you mind off things.
Hugs, Barbara
JerryJsMom
JerryJsMom

Of course, my prayers are with Kenneth and his family. I just feel terrible for you as well. You are going through so much right now your emotions must be raw at times. I\'m glad you are taking a vacation in August. Maybe it will give you a chance to de-stress a bit. *Hug* Adrianne
biowoman
biowoman

Such awful tragedies..I am so sorry for everyone. It has to be so hard for them not knowing whether he will be okay, \"live\" in a coma,or die...I guess there are blessings even in dying...Alex had internal injuries and had major blood loss...I wondered if he had lived if he would have been able to recover...prayers to all of you....Karen
jfm24
jfm24

So sorry to hear such bad news.They will be in my prayers.Tell Adam good luck on the new job.We just got got home from Branson spent a ton of money.We didn\'t go to White Water we just went to Branson\'s Landing and shopped ate ice cream good to be home.Take care Ginger.Luvs
KimRW
KimRW

I am so sorry to hear this news. I will keep Kenneth,his family and you in my prayers. Good Luck to Adam, I hope he gets the job!! Hugs and prayers, Kim
BinkyH
BinkyH

My prayers are with this young man and his family. Hugs, Belinda
deleted_user
deleted_user

So sorry to hear the news. Praying hard for you and Kenneth. Wishing you some joy in your life of late you don\'t seem to be getting much. Love and hugs Cathy
deleted_user
deleted_user

Kenneth and his family and friends are in my prayers. This has to be hard for you to deal with too. I don\'t know why bad things happen to good people. We can only trust and believe that there are answers to come. Love, Julia