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12/27/2016 Latest post:
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
JR was working his shift on Christmas Eve when he was hit by a car around 7:15pm. His family was notified and have since continued to learn new details as each hour passes.
When we first arrived they let us know that he had several broken bones and we later learned he also had a tear in his aorta. He was rushed into surgery and they put a stent in. Everything went well and they planned to have another surgery Christmas morning to repair his broken arm, leg, and pelvis.
After Rachel got home Sunday morning they found out that he had several broken ribs and his lung had collapsed so they put a chest tube in. When everyone came back after a few hours of sleep they were bringing JR back out of surgery from adding a second chest tube because both of his lungs had collapsed. They also learned that along with the rib fractures he also had a small fracture in his neck and lower back as well as a broken clavicle.
Because of the collapsed lungs they were not able to perform the surgery on his arm and leg on Christmas morning and hoped to do it on Monday. Over night they decided it would be best to intubate JR so he could rest and would schedule another MRI to check the repair on his aorta. The MRI came back and everything looks great and the doctors are satisfied with the results. Again, with all of the new details coming in hourly they decided to monitor JR and will have his surgery on Tuesday for his arm and leg.
Recently we learned that he does not have a small fracture in his neck and instead that all of the ligaments are torn. The doctors are monitoring him closely and he is still intubated so we ask no visitors at this time.
We truly appreciate all of the calls, texts, prayers, snacks, and everything in between. We love you all so much and are so thankful to call you all friends. I plan to update everyone the best I can on this page. Thank you all again!