Paul Spence Paul’s Recovery Journey

First post: Mar 15, 2020 Latest post: Oct 28, 2020
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place in an effort to consolidate texts, emails, calls, etc. Paul is able to take and make calls but needs to do this sparingly as he recuperates. We also LOVE visitors, but we’ll need to keep the visits short during this time as well (please message us if you plan to visit, as the hospital is only allowing one visitor at a time during the corona virus outbreak). We appreciate your support and prayers. Kami, Faye, and Paul will all be keeping you posted. Thank you for visiting our site.

On Thursday the 12th Paul was riding his hour old motorcycle back home to Garden Valley. Just north of Horseshoe Bend a car pulled out from the side of the road in front of Paul to make a U-Turn. Without time to stop, his motorcycle ran into the car (tearing his right rotator cuff). This projected Paul over the vehicle. Rather than sliding on the pavement he bounced on impact, fracturing his pelvis and sacrum in multiple locations. Due to the pelvic trauma he also sustained some internal bleeding, as well as a left foot fracture and a possible right ankle fracture. He was wearing his helmet and did not sustain any spinal or head injuries -Praise God! He was flown to a Boise Hospital and after stabilizing him in the emergency department he was taken to ICU to monitor for increased bleeding overnight.

He’s now on a orthopedic rehab floor and preparing for surgery on Monday. He’ll have a few screws and a plate placed, and will more than likely be non-weight bearing for 6-12 weeks after surgery. Physical/Occupational therapy have already worked with him and starting the day of surgery will be working to sit him at the edge of bed.

Here’s a personal note from Paul:

“Thank you so much for your prayers. There is a great peace of mind knowing that with one text or email that you can have thousands of people praying for you. I had hoped I would never have to activate that prayer chain. I sent out one cryptic eight word text as I was lying on the side of the road and knew that was all I had to do. Thanks for being a part of that chain and giving me much peace amidst much pain. It is a great advantage we have within the body of Christ. Please pray for my surgery on Monday to put my pelvis back together. When I recover from that and can get to a computer I’ll email you a better description of the incident.”
In His Grip,
Paul Spence

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