Friday, September 10, 2010

God's Grace

Well we have had a miraculous week. Monday evening about 7:15 my daughter and her boyfriend and his little brother were shooting birds out in the pasture of his house, when Sid went to lay down his 20 gauge shot gun. It slipped out of his hand and accidentally shot himself in his right side. Little brother was standing beside him. My daughter was in the bed of the truck nearby. Staying as calm as the situation could would be Taylor managed to get Sid in the back of his truck and drive him up to the house where his mom took over and sped them to the ER. In a matter of less than an hr. he was being airlifted to St. Francis Hospital in Wichita Ks. about a 2 hrs from home. We followed his family up and waiting for him to return from a 3 hr. surgery. It honestly didn't look good at first. Surgeons prepared the family for a bowel reconstruction. But by God's grace they got in there and no major organ were affected!!! He has 60 buckshot pellets in his body, some in the liver and spleen, many in the chest muscles, but miraculously nothing life threatening!!! He had a lg. open wound but today had a skin graph procedure to cover that and they did cut him from sternum to just below is bellybutton. We visited about every other day and he had a couple rough days but last nights visit he was feeling wonderful. Walking moving well. He is just so blessed to have survived and we are just so thankful none of the three were injured more or worse. Thank you God!!!!!! Please pray for him, he still has a recovery time and needs to keep his studies up but we are just elated that he's ok. My house and laundry have stacked up and we need to catch up on some much needed rest but thankfully he will be home this weekend. Taylor can't wait to finally get some alone time with him. Have a great weekend. It's the 100 mile rummage sale tomorrow. Ive hit a few today and got some great finds Ill have to post later!!!

10 comments:

stefanie said...

oh, I am so glad he is ok!!! that is soooooo scary!

bluehouseprimitives said...

WOW WHAT A WEEK U HAVE HAD POOR LIL MAN GLAD HE IS WELL THIS WAS AWFUL SCARY JUST MAKES U RELAIZE WHAT CAN HAPPEN IN A BLINK OF A SECOND...HOPE HIS LIL BROTHER IS OK FROM SEEING THIS HAPPEN AND YOUR DAUGHTER TO MAY GOD ALWAYS BE WITH U

Farm Field Primitives said...

So glad everyone was okay. Scary how things happen so quickly. Can't wait to see what goodies you find.
~Melissa~

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

I will be praying. I understand what this young man and his family (along with your dear daughter) are dealing with. My huband was shot during hunting season back in 1994 (he had a lot of injuries, but by God's healing hand he made a full recovery).

adsgram said...

Thank God Sid is OK. That could have had such a worse outcome.

Now...the house will wait ..mine is testament to that this week..so enjoy what you can while you can! Enjoy your yardsales and the weekend!

Lynne
dlynne1722yahoo.com

LeeHillPrimitives said...

OMG! I am so glad he is ok. Hope everything goes well soon.God blessings!

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gail said...

Prayers are with you all!

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

OMGoodness!!
How horrible.
Praise God that he is going to be okay.
I'll will send him my positive thoughts and prayers.
~Tam

At Home With Amy said...

Thank you Lord for watching over this young man. Your daughter did a wonderful job with him. So brave and caring. I will continue to pray for his healing.
Hugs,
AMY