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Old 04-05-2014, 08:59 PM   #18601
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I doubt you'll have to go to the doctor, Carol. Neosporin works!
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:21 AM   #18602
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My husband, Frank, had a accident on the motorway friday afternoon. He was brought to the hospital with the helicopter.
He was put into induced coma, has a comminuted femoral neck fracture, which was operated the same night. He also has a broken pelvis, which needs surgical treatment within the next days, broken rips and a broken sternum. Due to this his lung is also damaged.
All that happened 400km away from Hannover. I will travel to Regensburg today. Even if I can't do anything there, it's better than sitting here and worrying.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:25 AM   #18603
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Oh no Cara! (((hugs))). That must be scary. I will send healing vibes in the direction of Regensburg. Have a safe trip.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:40 AM   #18604
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Cara, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's accident! How awful for you both. I hope he recovers well. Take care.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:49 AM   #18605
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Cara that is awful. We wish a speedy and complete recovery for your husband.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:17 AM   #18606
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Oh Cara, how terrible! So hoping for quick healing and safe recovery for Frank.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:22 AM   #18607
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A few for your husband to watch over him, like they do for my daughter.

Cara, considering the extent of his injuries and the pain involved, the induced coma is the best thing that can happen to him right now. Needless to say, prayers have already gone up for him. And for you, lots of hugs and caring also. I won't be able to stop thinking about your and your husband for the next few days. When you have the chance, do keep us informed. I know you won't always feel like it, and we do understand. I hope you have family with you at this time. You need someone to take over the daily chores of just living for you at this time.
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Cara, even though he is in an induced coma, be sure to talk to him. He may be able to hear and understand you. If they used curare for the "coma", he will be able to hear you, but he won't be able to show any reaction.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:19 AM   #18609
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Cara, even though he is in an induced coma, be sure to talk to him. He may be able to hear and understand you. If they used curare for the "coma", he will be able to hear you, but he won't be able to show any reaction.
Very wise advice. You never know what can and cannot be heard when in a coma. Also hold his hand. The human touch can send so many positive messages. Tell him about family goings on and activities, read him a book that he has been meaning to read, but never got around to, even if it is about mechanics, or the latest Sports Illustrated. If there are pictures, describe them.

There have been reported instances of children reporting events of hearing sounds from the womb. One time events that only occurred during the mother's pregnancy. And so many instances of patients telling their loved ones of knowing and hearing what was said during their coma.

Remember our prayers are and concern are with you.
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I'm watching Burger Land on the Travel channel. I haven't seen this series of burger joint programs before. I always like getting new ideas for the hamburger.
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