Its one of those posts u never want to read about on peoples blogs that you know.
some of you will be finding this information out for the first time that actually deserved to know by phone, im sorry as u can imagine im not functioning on any level of goodness at all. in fact the last 30 hours or so have gone in a bit of a blur.
that lovely few days away with my family in the snow field was turned into a nightmare on monday morning at 11:15 when a truck backed over our beautiful miss emily. I hear u thinking how and oh my god. emily is alive, and in royal childrens hospital melbourne.
we were standing at the back of our car getting out equipment. Dan had emily in front of him shelding her from the road and i was next the them and then lilly beside me. i little bit away was a reversing truck off the side of the road in the car parking area. the truck should not of been there. I didnt see the truck until dan was pushing me out of the way. I pushed lilly out of the way and tripped on equipment that was at our feet and couldnt turn around the get emily and dan couldnt pick her up quick enough. emily ended up pinned under the truck by her left leg and arm. the following moments only come to me in flashes and are full of horror, screaming and everything in between.
we were all transported to hotham medical centre and the full extent of injuries was discovered, i collapsed with shock at this point. and didnt see emily for about an hour but was keep up to date with what was happening. I think i only came around when they told me i had to keep it together so would be allowed to be air vac'ed out with emily. it took some time for them to stablise emily and work out what was going on. At this point we were told her leg was possibly broken and her arm crushed with concern for her blood refill in her hand. The plan was then to be road transported to the hotham airport for air evac to melbourne. this all started at about 20 to 1. we were in the plane on our way by 1pm to melbourne. more ambulance transfers and finally ending up in the hospital at 2:30 yesterday afternoon. By this time the worry was morea bout her wrist and not the blood refill therefore meaning she would keep her hand! emily has been seen by every bone dr in the place i think, and was x rayed until the cows came home. her leg unbelieveably is not broken or damaged beyond swelling and brusing. her arm is broken in 3 places one compound and 2 spiral which at this point we r being told will all heal with nothing more than a cast. HER WRIST is very damaged and face a long long road to recovery with many surgeries. She has a large laceration across her arm that is very scary to see and as of yet has been left open. Last night we had her first surgery mainly for her wrist be also to get a good looko at whats going on. There is some concern over her skin which while in tact was ripped from the tissue underneath. that will give a whole lot more problems and time in the hospital. At this point we face more surgery tomorrow or the next day at this stage. and anywhere from a week to a month in hospital with future visits and rehab on going.
we r staying with the wonderful ronald mcdonald house for the forseeable future at this point.
i will update my blog over the course of the week ahead with updates on whats happening here with us. i have opened my comments up to be just left without approval.
i dont know what to say or how to end phyiscalled we r ok except for emily, emotionally we r all a mess and have asked for some councilling at some point next week....ive been told today i have post trumatic stress so im not thinking well at all