Hi there. For those of you who don't know me, I'm Hannah.
Even though you do not know my family, I'd like to ask you to pray for my 81 year old Grandfather who I call "Pepaw" .
Friday afternoon he was in a really, really, really, terrible car crash.
We are not sure if he will make it.
He has tons of lacerations and broken bones.
Broken femur, pelvis, ribs, vertabrae, back bones, and scabula.
Thank God he has no brain damage and the back bones that are broken don't relate to the spinal cord. His heart is strong, too.
Lacerations terribly on one arm and on the spleen and lung. His lung is also punctured.
Tons of scrapes and bruises.
He's in ICU and will be in ICU for a while. Heck, he's gonna be in the hospital for a longer while.
My grandpa, Pepaw, was pulling out of his truck and another vehicle came way too fast. The vehicles collided. The oncoming truck hit the front end of my grandpa's pickup. We assume my grandfather was not wearing his seatbelt because after his door flew open, he was ejected from his truck and his left side was slammed into the other vehicle. Then he was knocked across the road.
The doctors have stopped internal bleeding and have performed a successful surgery on his leg -- the put a rod into his leg to set his femur.
Of course, he lost a ton of blood in the process, but the doctors are taking care of that.
What really upsets my family is how this whole thing was taken care of.
The wreck happened around 2:45 or 3:00 in the afternoon on Friday. My parents, grandmother, aunt and uncle did not know where my grandfather was because he didn't come back home at 4:30 or 5:00 like he usually does. I had left at 4:30 to go on a campout so i did not know of this.
My family started searching for him and by 7 something Friday night my family called the police. At 8:00 the police showed up at my grandparents house and said "Morris has been in an accident" (Morris is my grandfather's first name).
We are still unsure of what happened, but here's what we think: After the crash the police showed up and EMS took my grandfather to the ER. Well, NOBODY called. Not the police, DPS, Sherriff, or EMS. Nobody called even when my grandfather was airlifted to another town with a bigger hospital. Nobody even tried to track the house down to inform my family.
This upsest us very, very much.
My Uncle went to the police station on Saturday (The day after the wreck) and he started talking to the police. He talked to the man in charge of this wreck and the man in charge told me uncle "Oh we called but nobody picked up the phone."
My uncle's response: "You are LYING! While I was out with the rest of the family searching for Morris, Ann sat by the phone the whole afternoon and NOBODY called!!" (Ann is my grandmother).
The man in charge of the wreck also told us my grandfather went to our hospital before being airlifted, when in fact, he did NOT go to our hospital. EMS took him to the airport and called a helicopter to have him airlifted. But, we wanted him to go to our hospital first so he could be stabilized. The doctors at our hospital could have at least stopped the internal bleeding sooner.
Any questions? Private message me and I'll try to keep you updated.
Again, please, keep us in your prayers even though you do not know me.