Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hit and Run Update

A very small update:

First off, we are so thankful for all of your loving prayers, comments and the like.  It has been an exhausting day and Kari is preparing for a second surgery in the morning.

The driver was arrested and thrown in jail with SEVERAL felony charges.  He's not going anywhere.  We also found out that we were part of the lucky 30% of people who are involved with a DUI driver; he has insurance.  That is a huge weight off our shoulders.

Thank you again for you loving thoughts and prayers.  They have really lifted us in this time of need.  To be perfectly honest, just reading your loving comments made me cry.  I'll have Kari's sister read them to her because I'm sure she'll be able to get through them.  You are all such wonderful people who have helped lift and carry us.

From the bottom of our hearts,

thank you.

~ mojo

For more information on the accident as well as updates check my Road to Recovery Page

Hit and Run

I am normally not a frequent poster on this blog, but Kari asked that I get on and tell all of her friends what happened yesterday and how that will affect the blog for the next little while.

Kari was jogging on Saturday, preparing for her half-marathon race, when she was hit by a car.  The car fled the scene and was later found by the police and was issued a DUI.  Kari was found by a neighbor (a former EMT) who called an ambulance and was rushed to the ER.  She was then flown into a Trauma 1 hospital where we spent several hours in surgery, came out with quite a few broken bones.  Her recovery is going to be quite long and she'll be here in the hospital for at least a week.

We have been blessed so much by friends and neighbors and family.  Kari has been very well taken care of, and although she is in a lot of pain right now, she told me that she realizes how this could have been so much worse.  She truly had angels by her side protecting her.

The doctors have told us that the "important stuff" was relatively unharmed.  No brain, neck or internal organs were damaged, although Kari did suffer a concussion.   Other than that, a broken femur, collar bone, elbow, knee and fractured pelvis are going to be the difficult and painful hurtles for the next few months.

Thank you for your prayers, your well wishes, and for the wonderful neighborhood who have banded together to make this difficult time so much easier.  From the bottom of my heart, I am so thankful for the love that both Kari and I have received.  From a perfect stranger who held her until the ambulance arrived to the skilled professionals who have stitched her back together, to the loving calls and emails that we have received, thank you.

I humbly ask that you keep Kari in your thoughts and prayers.

For the time being, the blog may go on a little cutback.  That's not to say that there won't be updates on her condition and other posts, but we will have to scale these back for obvious reasons.  Thank you for your kind understanding and support.

~ mojo

For more information on the accident as well as updates check my Road to Recovery Page