Jan 20, 2020 Latest post:
Mar 17, 2020
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your prayers and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
The evening of January 19 just before Walmart in Lebanon, Peyton inexplicably swerved into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle. Both Peyton and the other driver were sent to the emergency room in Corvallis. We dont know much about the injuries sustained by the other driver, but have heard he is doing ok as of today.
We can only speculate as to why Peyton swerved into the other lane. We are trying to piece together information from many different sources as he currently can't communicate with us and didn’t remember anything from the accident when EMT's arrived.
Peyton has a fractured arm, ankle and pelvis. His jaw is fractured in multiple locations. His lower lip was cut open pretty severely and some teeth are loose or missing. Peyton also had internal bleeding in his upper intestine as well as hematomas.
As of right now he has had two surgeries on his abdomen to stop the bleeding and to get him on a feeding tube. Both surgeries were successful and went very well according to the doctors. He is currently stable. He is and will remain pretty sedated because he has a breathing tube. He can breath on his own though. It was a precautionary measure due to the types of injuries he sustained to his face. At some point tomorrow he will be transferred to Portland for his remaining facial surgeries and the fractured pelvis.
We have had lots of visitors, love and support. We are all just honestly relieved he is alive and doing as well as he is. The remnants of his car told a much worse story than the injuries he actually incurred.
We have all been spending so much time on the phone updating friends and family, and its getting difficult to keep up. We are going to start posting updates on his recovery on this website so that we only have to do it once. This will give us more time to be with family and take care of Peyton. The most important thing is that he is ok and we are so very lucky to have him with us.