Friday, September 22, 2006

Prayers Needed

Please keep my Uncle Chris and family in your prayers. He's in the trauma center in Memphis under observation from a riding accident yesterday. Julie and Chris were out riding their horses yesterday when Chris spooked one of the horses on the land (not his) that's not broken (i.e. not rideable). The horse reared up and got the lead rope caught around his leg and took off. The other end of the rope wrapped around the bottom of Chris's knee. He was dragged a while (bounching as high as 5 feet in the air) and then thrown into a tree. The paramedics came and he was life-flighted to Memphis. He never lost consciousness before the EMT's arrived, but he did flat-line on the wings and had to be revived.

He's currently in stable condition, but they are having to keep a close eye on him. He punctured one lung and bruised the other. He still has a chest tube in the punctured lung and is on a ventilator. They are still unsure as to whether they can save the punctured lung. He also has 4 broken ribs and a tear in his spleen. The leg that he was dragged by is completely broken. They are still awaiting the MRI and cat scan results from his neck and head. As of right now, the main concern is keeping him stable and watching him for signs of Pneumonia. They are checking him hourly to make sure he doesn't catch the illness.

My Nana and PawPaw are very shook up and I can only imagine what Julie is going through. Please keep them all in your prayers. He's in excruciating pain. We are hoping Chris will be moved to ICU soon and out of the trauma ward.

Thanks again for your prayers and support!

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