My son My life
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My son was in a car accident nearly 5 years ago leaving him with no movement from the neck down. at the time we were in Ky. at my daughters college graduation and my son was here in MN. some way we managed to pack my daughters dorm room up and drive back to Mn. in record time. i don't remember driving i only remember lots of prayers and tears..
I will never forget standing out side of my daughters dorm. and a calmness came over me and i knew right there and then he was going to be ok..and ran and told my husband and daughter its going to be ok i know it.. god let me know..
when we got to the hosp. oh my word my world came to a end..my son had a brain injury his skull was pressed against the brain and a spinal cord injury. he was compaired to superman with brain damage..
i was not going to accept that. and told the doctor hes wrong. he will be able to live a somewhat normal life wait and see.
he had surgery after surgery and he has no brain damage.. his neck surgery was a flop the doctor was in our papers and law suits against him for screwing up surgerys and left the state and belived to leave the country. of corse my son was one of his many. and had to have his neck redone months after, once we got the medical feild to do a mri on his neck which the fought us to do.. only to find out old school rods were placed and sticking into his brain causeing much pain, and screws at a slant and going through the bone..after the second sergery he was kicked out of the hosp and sent home via strecher he could not even sit in his chair as he could not hold his head up yet. and the hosp rehab told us there is nothing they can do for him
we moved into a small handicap apartment. and took on alot. my husband has major heart problems and i have meniears deases but that was not going to stop me from taking care of my son and meeting his needs
we were blessed again.. right out the window is the biggest cross i ever saw. no matter what room i was in i saw the cross.. how blessed i was.. when i didn't know if i was doing the right thing taking my child home to care for i would look at the cross. the nights i sat watching him because he had a bladder infection, or sat watching my son cry him self to sleep the cross touched me.. with his injury he depended on us and still does for every thing. he has no use of his hands or legs but the will to keep going. we fight on a daily basis with the medical feild just to get the basic things he needs and still fighting for splints for his hands and feet. but i will not give up..
my son and i often talk about our faith and what is the reason behind such a injury and suffering.. i think we figured it out.. my son is really into the handicap rights and issues faced. and just got a computer and sofware he can use to with his voice.. he now is setting up a web site where you can ask any question about handicap people how one feals when you turn away from them .. or speak to the person standing next to him rather then the person in the wheel chair. etc etc..and he is looking foward in going to school to talk to spinal cord injury people and when he says i know how you feal he will know..so there is a reason this happened. and we will con't to work with my son every day and night to keep him in the best health he can be in.. no contractions no bed sores. so the good lord is looking over him.. i truly belive if it wasn't for my faith i could not do what i do.. my son requires 24 hour care. we cath him ever 4 hours we shower and feed him dress him lift him into his wheel chair. we do everything including make him have a bowl movement. only thing he can do is chew his own food and shrug his sholders.. we strech him which takes alot of time but worth every moment.. after 5 years of doing this. its a way of life. i praise the lord and thank him for watching over my family and allowing me to be stong enough to handle this task..
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