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Craziness

This past Friday I had just gotten back to work from lunch and headed to my bosses office for an important meeting regarding our upcoming audit. Midway through the meeting the receptionist knocked on the door to let me know I had an important call. This receptionist is relatively new and doing a great job, but on occasion her view of important is skewed. Within the last month she had me paged for a phone call that turned out to be a solicitation for toner cartridges. So when I was pulled out of the meeting I was immediately skeptical.

It's funny how quickly importance can shift from an *important meeting* to something truly important.

ChickJax's mother (Ninny) and father-in-law (FIL) were headed to the beach on their Harley when a car pulled out in front of them. FIL had the bike on cruise doing 59 miles an hour and didn't see the car pull out until they were only about 50 feet away. FIL dropped the bike, which most likely saved their lives, but the damage would still be done. FIL managed to stay at the bike, but broke his pelvis and ribs and had other minor injuries.

Ninny didn't fair as well as she was thrown from the bike. She has severe road rash, broken ribs, torn ligaments in her legs, problems with her lungs and a laundry list of other minor issues. She has asthma and is having major problems breathing. She doesn't have a spleen so they are concerned about other risks such as pneumonia since she can barely breathe. To top it off they think she's having some heart problems as well.

They were airlifted from the scene to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, where they will probably be for some time. They don't expect Ninny to be able to walk for up to 2 months. FIL won't be walking anytime soon either with all the problems to his pelvis. It's amazing they are not dead, paralyzed or riddled with head injuries. Thankfully they were wearing helmets.

The expectation is they will be in the hospital for a while, then laid up at home (or a home, since they'll probably be with us or other family members during recovery). There was an 18 wheeler in front of them and behind them and apparently the one behind them narrowly missed slamming into the crash. The driver of the car received a failure to yield citation so all indications are this is 100% his fault; however, from what I'm to understand, this intersection has had numerous wrecks due to the hill coming up to the cross section.

I do still have all the important work stuff going on, not to mention it is ChickJax's birthday this week, so there will be some hectic times in the near future. That's nothing compared to what they are going through right now. I'll be back posting when I can, but not sure how frequently that will be for now.

Until next time, may the felt be with you.

posted by TripJax @ 9:31 AM,

47 Comments:

At 10:33 AM, Blogger OhCaptain said...

Mine and my families thoughts are with you and yours.

 
At 10:35 AM, Blogger VTFatDaddy said...

Best wishes, man. Be there for ChickJax for whatever she needs.

 
At 12:55 PM, Blogger Wwonka said...

My thoughts are with you and your family and Hoping for a Full and Quick Recovery

 
At 1:35 PM, Blogger Ingoal said...

Best wishes, hoping for a quick and full recovery.

 
At 1:51 PM, Blogger Mr Subliminal said...

Best wishes for their complete and speedy recovery.

 
At 2:45 PM, Blogger ClickFox said...

Holy crap!!! Take care of everyone and wishes for speedy recoveries.

 
At 2:52 PM, Blogger pokerpeaker said...

Good thoughts to you and ChickJax coming your way Trip.

 
At 2:55 PM, Blogger Renee said...

Best wishes for a quick recovery. Will keep you in my prayers...

 
At 3:17 PM, Blogger BadBlood said...

Echoing the above sentiments for a speedy recovery.

 
At 3:47 PM, Blogger katitude said...

Oh honey! Sending good wishes and healing vibes your way!

 
At 4:22 PM, Blogger Mondogarage said...

My thoughts are with you and your family during this time. Stay strong, and may your in laws make a full and speedy recovery.

 
At 4:43 PM, Blogger PokahDave said...

Good luck with the recoveries to you and yours. They sound like a couple of tough cookies.

 
At 4:57 PM, Blogger Maudie said...

Will be thinking of you and hoping for a full and speedy recovery for you in laws.

 
At 5:32 PM, Blogger Julius_Goat said...

Be well, Trip and Chickjax. What they all said above me.

 
At 6:08 PM, Blogger kurokitty said...

Best wishes to them for a speedy recovery...

 
At 6:11 PM, Blogger Island Bum said...

THoughts and prayers for them both to have a speedy recovery and strength for the whole family.

 
At 6:42 PM, Blogger TenMile said...

Thoughts.

 
At 9:26 PM, Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

Best wishes for your family.

 
At 10:25 PM, Blogger Dr. Pauly said...

Sending out good vibes.

 
At 10:41 PM, Blogger Fuel55 said...

Do the Champ prayer and all will be good.

 
At 10:52 PM, Blogger Instant Tragedy said...

My family and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Let us know if you need anything.

Sean

 
At 11:21 PM, Blogger peacecorn said...

That is just awful. Hope the worst is past and that they are on the way to a full recovery. Please keep us posted.

 
At 12:17 AM, Anonymous Breeze81 said...

Best wishes for your family, you will be in my families prayers

 
At 7:21 AM, Blogger TanOrpheus said...

Best wishes for you all

 
At 7:39 AM, Blogger joxum (Denmark) said...

Best of luck

/j.

 
At 9:01 AM, Blogger Riggstad said...

All of our thoughts and prayers Trip

 
At 9:04 AM, Blogger on_thg said...

best wishes

 
At 10:26 AM, Blogger oossuuu754 said...

thought and prayers are with you and your family

 
At 12:00 PM, Blogger Chipper Dave said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Hope they recover well and get out of the hospital soon.

 
At 12:21 PM, Blogger muhctim said...

Best wishes, prayers and hopes to all of you.

 
At 12:48 PM, Blogger BamBam said...

Hoping for the best for all from here.

 
At 12:58 PM, Blogger DrewFours said...

Keeping you and yours in our thoughts!

 
At 1:08 PM, Blogger 23skidoo said...

I'm really sorry to hear about their accident. I pray for their swift and complete recovery.

-Brian

 
At 2:32 PM, Blogger TrueDub said...

Dreadful news, but could have been so much worse. Best wishes to all for a speedy recovery!

Irish Jim

 
At 2:38 PM, Blogger lj said...

thoughts and prayers...

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger Otis said...

Thinking about you guys. Hope the recovery is as quick as possible.

 
At 1:37 AM, Blogger Drizztdj said...

Hope they get well soon sir.

 
At 7:00 AM, Blogger Evy said...

They are definitely in my thoughts and prayers.

 
At 11:12 AM, Blogger 4dbirds said...

Sending positive thoughts

 
At 10:52 AM, Blogger lightning36 said...

What they said.

Hope things are going okay.

 
At 3:54 PM, Blogger Falstaff said...

damn bro, hope everything turns out ok. You know how to reach me if you need me, and I'm close enough to get there quick.

 
At 9:20 PM, Blogger Irongirl01 said...

hope everything is going okay and chickjax parents heal quickly

 
At 10:06 AM, Blogger Iak said...

yo brotha, your family is in our thoughts. thinking very good thoughts for all of you.

 
At 12:18 AM, Blogger Huntsvegas Poker said...

thoughts and prayers for you and yours bro!!! stay away from those death traps people!

 
At 3:07 PM, Blogger bub said...

Praying for you guys...

 
At 2:48 PM, Blogger Joaquin "The Rooster" Ochoa said...

Wow....sorry to hear the news of the family. Please do keep us posted.

 
At 5:02 AM, Blogger Renee said...

Just checking back. Hope things have improved. Best, Renee

 

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