Yeah. So.

I have misplaced my microphone and could not do any videos for YouTube Saturday. Though, I admit, I didn’t look all that hard for it yesterday. I’ve got other problems on my mind.

Two of my nephews were in a serious car accident on Friday. They rolled their truck. One has already been discharged from the hospital, concussed and beat up but otherwise okay. The other, not so much. He wasn’t wearing a seat belt and got thrown from the vehicle. He’s in a medically induced coma right now and they won’t know what the damage is until they bring him out of the coma. Now, I don’t know squat about traumatic head injuries and very little about my nephew’s condition, but I can read between the lines. This is really going to suck.

7 thoughts on “Yeah. So.

  1. thewhistler77 August 9, 2015 / 9:20 am

    Have Hope Meghan! I know a woman whose son head same thing, from head trauma to medically induced coma and uncertain prognosis. Doctors thought he might end up permanently disabled. You know what? With a little time to heal and a little rehab (and not that much of either) he is back to full health, everything fine, you would never know anything happened to him at all! No reason why this can’t be your nephew as well! Please have hope. I will say a prayer for him and his family and send positive energy for complete return to health. Take care of yourself.

    • Meaghan October 6, 2015 / 2:55 am

      That’s pretty much what happened to my nephew too, as it turns out. Discharged from the hospital two days after they brought him out of the coma, a week or so in rehab, then he went home. This kid already beat brain cancer a few years ago. He’s got nine lives.

  2. Kari E-R August 9, 2015 / 11:00 am

    Hugs…good vibes and prayers

  3. ilovetrash August 9, 2015 / 1:26 pm

    years before he was late, my late husband was put into a medically induced coma. this went on for eleven days, if i remember, and at that point it was the very best thing that could have happened to him. it saved his life. they really are good things, sometimes miracle things. me, i’m hoping for you+yrs too.

  4. Brian Lockett August 9, 2015 / 1:53 pm

    I had a bad head injury in a car wreck during my first semester of college (nearly 20-yrs ago). I was in a coma for about a week, but don’t know if it was “medically induced” or just a “regular” coma.

    I didn’t learn (listen) much during the rehab part because I thought they were just telling me I was going to be flat-out stupid. They gave me countless worksheets with simple math problems (addition and subtraction, no multiplication/division), had me play with blocks, etc.

    But I realized that head injuries have a big impact and they’re different for everyone. There were people who had smaller injuries that were noticeably affected (slower, awkward movements/speech, etc). I felt “fine” so I didn’t listen to the rehabbers very closely.

    The main thing that I realized was wrong with me is that I would become “overwhelmed” (for lack of a better word) very easily. I was doing good at school but realized I couldn’t remember what we’d studied a week or so earlier. So I had to go slower and it took me nearly a decade to get my BA. It also made me quite a bitter person a lot of the time.

    Good luck to you and your nephew(s)…

  5. Lauren August 9, 2015 / 5:17 pm

    I am so sorry. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers right now. I hope everything will be ok.

  6. Celeste Keenan August 9, 2015 / 7:24 pm

    Hey that’s your family. Don’t beat yourself up too much for not doing the YouTube videos when family is more important.

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