Monday, July 7, 2008

Life...........and a Level One Trauma

This isn't exactly the post I was planning for this blog. The one I was working on is about half finished because "Life" jumped up and smacked us right in the face again. From there it was a harrowing night last night, I promise I will post details later and tell you the whole story but for now, I'm going to give you the barest of facts.

I was sitting here at the computer at about 6 working on a post about "decisions" when Dave came running breathlessly into the house. "MiKael, come out to the barn quick, I just found Lindsay unconscious!" From there, Lindsay was transported to a level one trauma unit where a cat scan found a slight hemorrhage to her brain.

Lindsay is now in the intensive care unit where they are monitoring her progress. They was another cat scan done at 3 am that confirmed there were no changes with that bleed. The doctors expect everything to be fine. This treatment is precautionary they tried to reassure me. They think that Lindsay will probably go home sometime today however the decision hasn't been made at this time.

That would be much happier sitting next to my daughter in intensive care than posting here on this computer. But not only do we have a lot of horses we are responsible for here but when Lindsay thinks she's "big enough" to be left alone, I have to respect her wishes. Despite the fact that sometimes it's really hard to do walk away and let others take care of her.

I just spoke with Lindsay on the phone and she is very very tired. I can't help but wonder if the doctors haven't decided to release her yet because of this drowsiness. For now we are in a holding pattern.


Please, keep Lindsay in your thoughts and prayers!

16 comments:

Tamara said...

Oh, RR, so very, very sorry. How frightening! My thoughts and prayers are with Lindsay. Sending you lots of strength!

Tamara

Kahless said...

Lindsay, you and Dave are in my thoughts and prayers.

{{{hugs}}}

Enola said...

You and your family are in my prayers. Keep us posted and hang in there. (((((hugs)))))

Lily Strange said...

An aneurysm can make a person feel tired. It sounds as if it is small, which is fortunate. I have a good friend who survived a double aneurysm. I am sorry that she has to endure this. But the fact that she is conscious and knows who people are is very important. I'm sure that given time and therapy she will recover well. I wish you and her the best.

keepers said...

Dear RR

You can bet your daughter and you are in our prayers! Sending our best wishes to each of you.

peace and blessings

Keepers

jumpinginpuddles said...

Many prayers and thoughts to you and your family. We pray notyhing will be missed and she is well enoughto return home soon.

Wanda's Wings said...

I'll keep Lindsay in my prayers.

little wanderer said...

thinking and praying for you all x

Angel said...

You, Lindsay and your husband are in my thoughts. We're here for you!

littleflute said...

Sending you and yours lots of positive energy and, of course, prayers.

Beautifuldreamer said...

I know all too well what this must be like for you!

You and your daughter and your family will be in my prayers. Take care.

Mary said...

All my prayers go to you and your family...Mary

Tracy said...

I am so sorry. You are in my prayers.

Patches said...

Thoughts and prayers to your family.

Mon said...

Dear RR,
I am so sorry to hear about Lindsay,
I will ask the intercessors to pray for her and you. That would have been so scary for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love Mon

visitor said...

sending positive vibes your way