Monday, October 25, 2010


My brosef (brother-in-law), Jon, was in a motorcycle accident while driving home from church on Sunday. He was the only one involved in the accident. Jon's injuries include:

3 broken ribs
a broken wrist
a broken leg (above the knee)
broken collarbone
a bruised liver
a broken arm (it literally broke in half)
bruises all over his head
bruised and bleeding kidneys
a punctured and partially collapsed lung

He arrived at the hospital in critical condition. The doctors had to remove his spleen and drain his lungs. They are watching his lungs and kidneys closely. He had a blood transfusion, during which he was given 2 units of blood. He was put on a respirator to help his breathing. Additionally, his left arm was broken in half and was protruding out of his skin (OUCH!).

They were able to put in a plate and 7 pins, and the doctors said the surgery was very successful. There is one nerve that may be slightly damaged, which has resulted in his left arm being numb, but the doctors do not believe there will be permanent nerve damage. All of the injuries appear to be on the left side of his body.

Other than a black eye, Jon's head, neck, and face appear to be in good condition, which is truly a miracle!

Jon lives in Western Virginia (he is Vice President of an Engineering firm in Abingdon, VA), but they had to air-lift him to a hospital in Kingsport, TN.

My husband's parents and sister have already driven down to see him. My husband and I could only get 2 days off from work, so we will be making the 10 hour drive there and 10 hour drive back in a span of 2 days. Several of Jon's friends from New York are also driving down to see him.

Please pray for safe traveling for everyone, talented surgeons, and continued healing for Jon.


Lindsay said...

Oh my gosh! Praying for your family! HUGS sent your way!

megan said...

Motorcycles are so scary! Wishing him a speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

I hope everything turns out okay. He's lucky that he has a family that's pulling together for him. Sending positive thoughts.

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