Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lucky...

**Just to warn you...there are details in this post that are probably gross, but I want to make sure and remember how blessed and lucky we have came out of this ordeal....

On Saturday morning we left to go home to Washington from Utah.  We hadn't been driving thirty minutes when I started to fish-tale on the freeway in Salt Lake City.  The rest is all very fuzzy, but we were in an accident. 

I remember swerving, screaming, and turning...Next I woke up, looked over at my darling, sweet cousin (who is 7 1/2 months pregnant too) and asked her what happened.  She told me we were in an accident.  I asked her if she was ok.  She said "yes".  Oddly enough I figured "Ok, well if you are ok, let's go!!"   It wasn't long before I looked around and saw what happened.  I looked down and say lots of blood (sorry, I will spare you all the pictures!)  then I looked to my left and saw my door smashed into me.  Funny enough, I didn't notice at that point that my window had been broken out....you'd think I would have put it together when the police officer showed up to talk to me, and I never rolled the window down.  I talked to the officer, but don't have any recollection of the conversation.  I remember he asked me what day and month it was, and I had no clue.  I couldn't remember to save my life.  My door couldn't open, so I was loaded onto the stretcher from the passenger side.  I remember that it really hurt my head to be strapped to the uncomfortable backboard...well duh Jill, it hurt because you had a massive gash on the back of your head!

So we were loaded into an ambulance.  The kids were perfectly fine by the way.  Jack was talking about how a T-Rex bit his momma, and he thought the firetrucks were neat.  As I think back, it makes me sick that I wasn't coherent enough to make sure they were unharmed.

When we arrived at the Emergency room, I started to realize how much pain I was in.  The left side of my body had been hit really hard by the vehicle that hit us.  My ribs, back, shoulder, hip, and knee all have bruises, and are extremely sore.  Somehow, probably when I lost consciousness, I bit me tongue hard enough to swell it up, and hit my jaw.  The CT scan in my head came back normal, but I got 8 staples put into the back of my head.   When I think about the very few details I can remember, and how horrifying it was, I can't believe we all made it out with minimal injuries.  My cousin Rachel was miraculously okay as well, but they wanted to keep her in the hospital overnight to make sure the baby was doing alright.  

We are all home from the Hospital now, and have been surrounded by family and friends that have shown us more support than I could ever imagine.  I feel so incredibly blessed to be part of the family that I am.  I only hope I can repay the service some day soon!

As for now, we are just trying to make arrangements to get home.  I am obviously in no condition to drive, so tomorrow my wonderful sister Candise is going to drive me half way, and then Scotty will meet us and pick us up.  I have been missing and needing Scott so badly since the accident, so I can't wait to see him tomorrow!

I hope to be feeling better in the next few days.  It will be nice to get all of the glass and blood cleaned out of my hair, and I look forward to being able to pick the kids up again with out wincing in pain. 

I realize I am blessed.  Extremely blessed.  People getting in an accident in a car going 65 miles an hour shouldn't come out so well.  I have prayed constantly since being in the Hospital, giving thanks for the way this ordeal has turned out.

Now back to real life my friends, and hopefully I will get this post out of the way with some fun photos of the trip in the next few days!!

Thanks for your love and prayers, we are lucky to be surrounded by such amazing people!

19 comments:

Marianne said...

WHAT???!?! I had NO idea this had happened! I'm so glad you're ok! Have you left yet?

Kim said...

JIll!! I wish I would have been there to take the kids or give you food or hepled in some way. I'm sure your family did all that for you. I'm so so glad that everyone is okay. I'm sure Scotty is going crazy.
Please let me know if I can do anything for you, even though your going home tomorrow. You are in my prayers. Lots of love

Lisa said...

OH my goodness Jill! That is so scary. I'm glad you guys are all ok. That's especially scary being pregnant too. I hope you get feeling better quickly!

melody said...

Oh Jill, we were so shocked when we read about your accident on fb last night. But we also prayed in gratitude that all of you are safe. What a crazy trip! I'm so glad you will be home with Scott soon.

Jessie said...

Oh Jill, bless your heart!!! I am so glad that everything turned out so well and that your kiddos weren't harmed! What a huge blessing!

It will be so nice for you to finally be home with Scott and get the rest that you need!

Jessica said...

how awful! So glad everyone is safe, what a traumatic ordeal. So blessed everyone is alright.

Cal and Whit - Hoping to Adopt said...

Wow. I am so glad that you guys are ok and that everything turned out. I am so sorry that you got in this accident and got hurt. What a blessing to be surrounded by family to be able to help you! Good luck feeling better, I hope you can get back to your Scotty soon! I bet that was so hard! I'm so glad that everyone is ok. Thanks for reminding me of my blessings too! We will keep you guys in our prayers!

Emily said...

Oh my goodness!!!! I'm so glad you are all ok. That is so scary! And you're right, it could have been so much worse. You were being watched over for sure! I hope you feel better soon!

Pam King said...

Oh, my sweet dear friend, I am so thankful that you are ok! I am so glad the Lord was with you and that you and the baby are ok! I had the same thing happen with my first daughter at, you guessed it, 7 1/2 months pregnant. I was hit head on by a drunk driving a truck. Same...not anything serious but very scary!!! Very weird!

Ben and Kelli said...

Jill, I', so glad you're alright!! That;s so scary, so glad that you were being watched over!

Travis and Celena said...

Oh my gosh! Jillers I am so sorry about what happened. I am praying for you and your family and I am so glad that no one was seriously hurt. My heart goes out to you! Love you guys!

Kristy said...

OH my gosh Jill. I am so unbelievably sorry. I wish there was something I could do to help you. I am sooooo so grateful your kids weren't hurt. I am so glad you weren't hurt worse. Loves to you.

Baby is doing ok too?

Curtis, Kassi and Katie said...

I am glad you are ok.

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Emili said...

Oh my gosh Jill!! That is crazy, I am so glad that you are all okay and safe no. I hope you get home soon and can get comfortable. We will be thinking of you!

Amy said...

Wow Jill how scary for you guys. I can't even imagine what you went through. I am SO sorry, but so grateful you guys are okay. It's so crazy how quickly things can happen huh? Please take care of yourself, how's the baby? I guess everything checked out okay if they let you go. Thinking of you guys!!

Rachel J said...

Jill, I am so glad you are okay! It is honestly a miracle to me! I hope your T-rex wounds heal up nicely and quickly! :)
I'm sorry you didn't get to spend Scott's birthday with him, I was thinking about how it is such a gift that his family was alive on his birthday and I realize that I definitely take important things like that for granted too often!
Keep in touch, we'll see you soon!

TracyH said...

Jill, I am so relieved that you are doing so well. I know there was some divine intervention. Rachel is doing better too, and got home Tuesday evening. I hope you'll still consider coming again with her! :) Love, Tracy

Lisa Garcia said...

Jill, I'm so glad you are OK. What a scary experience! I feel like I haven't seen you forever. I've been so worried about you since I heard about this.

Thanks so much for the help (meal) and support you have given me and my family through all that happened last month. I'll talk to you soon...