Jim Bodell

First post: Jul 20, 2021 Latest post: Sep 30, 2021
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Jim was riding his motorcycle home Sunday July 18th when he hit loose gravel causing him to lay his bike down slid and hit the shoulder of the road catapulting him into the ditch.

A bystander found him and he was taken to CRMC and from there airlifted to Hennepin county medical center.

He was alert Sunday night however breathing and talking was hard. Ryan and Emily drove down to HCMC we’re they found he had a C1 and C2 fracture and most of his ribs crushed and both lungs collapsed.

Ryan and Emily went home late last night after he was in stable condition.

This morning Emily called the hospital around 7am to see how his night was, from there she found out he had a cardiac arrest, they performed CPR and revived him. He was then was placed on a ventilator. They are not sure what caused the cardiac arrest at this time but they believe it may have been caused by the ribs puncturing his lungs.

After hearing this news Ryan and Emily headed back down this morning. They were able to see him. They are keeping him heavily sedated.

This afternoon they took him in and put a Halo on him. Once back to the room they took more X-rays and allowed Ryan and Emily to see him again. They did take him off sedation for a small amount of time to see if he follows commands. He was able to move his feet, wiggle his fingers, give a thumbs up and wink at both of them! After that they put him back in sedation.

He will have a long recovery ahead of him. Please send prayers his way. We need all the prayers we can get for him. We will keep you updated the best we can as we know more.

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