Ezekiel O

First post: Aug 19, 2021 Latest post: Sep 10, 2021
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On Saturday August 14th, while driving home from the Beltrami county fair, my car was struck by another driver. I²2⅔ was driving the car, my friend Aleina was in the passenger seat, her younger brother behind her, and Ezekiel, my 5 year old was in his carseat right behind me. "Oh my god they're going to hit us," is all I had time to say. The next thing I knew I was pushing an air bag out of my face, woods in front of me, and asked if everyone was OK. Ezekiel never answered. The next 75 minutes felt like hours and became the longest worst experience of my entire life. 

I carried my baby out of the car up the hill and had nothing more I could do to help him but wait and cry that my baby was bleeding and hurt and the worst screams I've ever heard filled my ears. We were struck by the other driver on a road where the speed limit was 60mph. I have driven this way to and from visiting family 100s of times. 

After the accident, I learned my friend and her brother sustained minimal injuries. I got a few bruises and a couple cuts from broken glass. My baby boy got a massive skull fracture going from the back of his head up through his left eye socket. I didn't make this page earlier because I didn't have time. I was too worried about my son, listening to Dr's about his medical plan, and dealing with a considerable amount of ptsd. I don't know what the medical bills will be. I don't know how long it will be before Ezekiel can talk the same way that he did before. He is up and moving around and as energetic as can be. I don't know how long it will be though, before the cuts fade to scars. I know the biggest scars will never fade. I don't know if he remembers what happened or what effect that will have on him in the long run.