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Aug 25, 2018 Latest post:
17 hours ago
Dear All, As you know Megan, Tom, and the boys have made the State Fair a yearly visit. This year was no different. So, along with Charlie, Annie, and myself, we attended the first day of the Fair with Mom and Dad. As Mom and Dad were heading for home, Dad became a bit light headed and dizzy and tried to make it to a bench to rest. We are pretty sure that he was dehydrated. He unfortunately did not make it to the bench, but instead fell or fainted, hitting the bridge of his nose squarely on the corner of the bench. We so thankful to those that immediately stopped to offer assistance! The paramedics were there before Megan and I arrived and the ambulance minutes later. Mom and Dad were transported to United Hospital, where I later joined them. After the initial intake, it was determined that the extent of his injuries would be better handled by the trauma team at Regions. So, Dad was again transported by ambulance, with Mom and I following behind. Dad was assessed there and it was determined that he has broken most of the bones in his face, with a possible eye injury, sinus involvement, and a possible cervical injury as well. THANKFULLY, although there was some bleeding on the top of his brain, and some bubbles resulting from a leak of some sort in the spinal fluid, the brain surgeon does not think that any of these will require surgery and will resolve themselves in time. It was decided that a breathing tube was needed, due to the bleeding into his sinuses causing some breathing issues, which meant he was to be moved to the ICU. This is where he is today. He is very sedated, to help with all of the pain as well as the discomfort due to the breathing tube. He has a feeding tube as well. At this time, we ask for no visitors, but LOTS of prayers, for both Dad and Mom!