Thanksgiving is being thankful for all you have. We are thankful to be alive and relatively alright!
Thanksgiving evening a little before 9 pm, my son T, my friend C. and I were driving up Chippenham Pkwy. north toward our exit. All of a sudden there was a loud boom and the car started skidding then flipped over and skidded some more (I'm told we flipped over several times)! T kicked out the back window of the Blazer and got out of the vehicle - he ran around to my side to see how I was - all the glass was smashed and Chris and I were strapped in by way of our seat belts upside down. Chris called 911 and T wanted to get me out. When some good Samaritans stopped to help, T and some men caught me as I released the seat belt and pulled me gently out of the car and aside so they could see if they could get Chris out. His side was too smushed to get him out the passenger side of the car. They waited for the emergency folks so they could get him out.
We were all taken to VCU hospital (hospital formerly known as MCV) ER / trauma center and they did their thing. Chris and I were checked out, x-rayed, ct scanned and he got an MRI too. I was released after about 15 hours observation (bruised but no broken bones) but they have kept Chris and put him in a room. He was hit pretty hard on the head and has some numbness to his face and some hearing issues too. I am told the tests came back not showing any blockages or that kind of thing, which is good. T. is bruised and sore, but otherwise great - not to even mention brave and strong! Our kids show us what they are made of in dire circumstances, don't they? I am very proud of mine and how he handled himself.
I don't know any details yet regarding who hit us, what his 'status' was when he hit us, etc., but am waiting for the Trooper to call me and provide the report.
Anyone got a good line on a good car to buy? I am hearing there are some good deals to be had with the state of the economy and all....
Thank you for all the good wishes and prayers being sent to and fro - we three very much appreciate them. Keep 'em coming so we can get Chris out of the hospital soon.
Thankfully and fondly, Cathy