|Mom's midevil torture device that was removed sunday|
|Some of the plates and screws in mom's right tibia|
I spent the last two days with her in Wichita, and I think it did her good to see the kiddos. Spending two days straight in the hospital was a lot for them, but they were very good, and they needed to see her as much as she needed to see them. We got to go have dinner with my good friend Becky and her family Sunday night, and that was something I had been meaning to do for months now, so thanks for the excuse to get down there to see them, Momma!!
|Mom's feet wrapped up post-surgery No. 2|
But for now, all I am focusing on is counting my blessings. My kids weren't in that car. My mom is still on this earth, and eventually will be walking it again. And she was also in a car that withstood that impact. Some of those other cars that were scattering the shoulder of the road that night wouldn't have survived hitting that beam. And while I hate to see my mom in pain, the alternative of her, or someone else losing their lives that night is unthinkable. This will be a very long road, but she WILL be ok eventually. And for that, I am so grateful.
I also want to say thank you to all of the Dickinson County EMS, Fire and other First Responders that were there that night. You did your job very well. You kept everyone else safe, and all things considered, the scene was not nearly as chaotic as it could have been. You did your best to keep my mom calm, and me calm, and seeing some familiar faces was comforting. I have had several of them contact me and check on my mom, and it's nice to know that these people out there protecting us and rescuing us truly do care. They are out there for the right reasons. Keep up the good work, you're awesome!
I will update when I know more, but right now it's an awful lot of "hurry up and wait". But I'm ok with waiting on mom at this point, I've been doing it my whole life :).