Update on Mom 10:36 am

Hi Everyone,

FB is great for letting everyone know updated info, but they limit the words to update, so I’ll be updating here until mom gets home. As most of you know my mom was in a car accident yesterday, here’s a summary of what happened…

From piecing together the information, it sounds like my mom may have blacked out when driving and making a left onto a residential street as she was going to pick up her cousin. After that, my mom’s next memory was being stuck in the car and the emergency team cutting her out and her seeing smoke from her drivers seat.

According to the nurse and the info on the white board, it may have been a head on collision, so all I know is she blacked out at some point, then when she was conscious again she was in an accident. We don’t have any additional details, other than the police officer let the nurse know the opposite party only had bruised ribs and no fatalities involved. We’ll have to see what the police report says for the final word, but bottom line is that both parties are ok.

I got the call around 11 am that my mom was in an accident, originally the policeman said she was fine, so I wasn’t too stressed, but as we we’re driving to the hospital, I got another call, this time from the ER nurse and said it was a critical situation, so I felt it wasn’t good and we were about 40 min out, so I had them call my aunt who was 15 min away. At that point I just had to stay calm and get there as fast and safe as possible.

When we got to the hospital and the admitting person brought us back to where mom was, Melanie noticed we were being taken to the trauma area, which of course worried both of us. Getting to the room they told us to wait outside, but I was somewhat relieved when I could hear my mom’s voice talking through curtain. I just wasn’t sure how bad it was.

After about 5 min, they let us see her and we all had a BIG relief, since she seemed to be normal other than a bruise on her face, probably from the airbag. The nurse told us she was lucky, through the whole ambulance ride (about 20 min) and when she arrived my mom’s body was paralyzed, but according to my mom she could see and hear everything. No one is sure what caused this and we’re still unsure.

The reason she was lucky is right before we got there, it was so bad that they were ready to intubate, but fortunately my mom was able to bite on the tube, which alerted the team and let them know she was consious and after that her body movement come back, so that’s where we’re at.

My mom is just under obeservation now, the doctor and trauma team curently do not have any indications on what was the cause, so we’re both at the hospital still waiting. I’ll write more when she is either discharged or I find out additional information.

Thanks to everyone for you prayers and thoughts. We’re very blessed that my mom and the other parties are ok.

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