Tuesday, July 08, 2008

what do u say

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

43 comments:

Chris Millar said...

Hi Jacqui, reading all this in disbelief. I'm so glad you guys are now safely in the right place to get all the help Emily needs. Such a scary time and please know that our whole family is thinking of you guys and little Em. Hugs to and will contact you shortly when it's a good time for you to talk.
Hugs.

Mish said...

OMG Jacqui!!!!
What shock! You're all in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs for Emily, and strength for you all as you begin this long road of recovery!

Anonymous said...

Jacqui, as you say, it's one of those things you read about other people.

We are all thinking of you, and sending healing energies to your beautiful baby girl.

It seems so insufficent to send hugs, but that is all we can do from so far away. Let me know if there is anything else we can possibly do

Love

Ky, Matthew, Georgia and Drayton

kirstypiper said...

Oh my god, jacqui and dan. What a hellish ordeal. We are praying for you all, and for miss Em.

((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))

Anonymous said...

Jacqui...omg!....I'm lost for words!?!...please let me know if I can help out with ANYTHING...other than that, my thoughts and prays are with you...
*fiona*xx

Julie said...

jacqui dan lily and of course miss emily, you are in my thoughts and big hugs to you - i am here if you need to talk

Anonymous said...

Oh Jacqui, I am in tears!I so much wish I could be there doing something for you in person. I know your family and friends have the strength you need to support you during this time!

Many thoughts your way.

Penny
xo

Sal :-) said...

Oh Jac, sending all our love and prayers to you and especially for Miss Em. Praying for healing of her body and for all of you who are carrying very wounded souls right now.

Natti said...

Jacqui, I don't know what to say. I can only pray for healing for Em and that God wraps you all up in His mighty and loving arms right now.
HUGS,
Nat xx

Scrapsister said...

Wishing you peace and rest at this awful time. Prayers for your beautiful girl for a full and speedy recovery.

Karen L said...

Jacqui - like Chris reading all this in disbelief - unimaginable that something as shocking as this can all have in a split second in the middle of a family holiday. Just want you to know that you are all in my thoughts and praying for healing for Miss Em and also for emotional healing for you all.

kazy2004 said...

OMG, Jacqui.
my hand went straight to my mouth in horror and stayed there the whole time I was reading. I am so glad Emily is doing well. If you need anything just let me know, I am about 30 minutes away, in Mordialloc. Take care
Regards Karen

Anonymous said...

Hi Jacqui,

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Dan and your little ones. Hugs to all.

Sharon

miss~nance said...

My prayers are also with you all especially Emily.

Cherie said...

Jacqui, my thoughts and prayers are with you all,
Big (((HUGS)))
Cherie x

Julie said...

OMG Jacqui. Thinking of you all and hope that Emily is recovers quickly.

Big hugs
XX

michellejbg said...

Total Disbelief!!! You are in my thoughts and prayers also!! I will pray for a speedy recovery for little Em too!!
Hugs to you and all your family Jacui!! xxx
Take care babe, My heart goes out to you!! xxx

Chrissy said...

Jacqui love I'm in absolute total shock here reading all this. Your poor sweet baby girl, please know I am praying for little Em, for all of you. If there's *anything* I can do please let me know.

Love and prayers
Chrissy x

nbeltane said...

im in shock. my thoughts are with you all. love Nicole

Stitchingmum said...

Jacqui, I'm praying for your family through this time, for healing and for the strength need to continue the journey that's started. This is an experience you can never anticipate how you'll deal with, I pray you can just take each day at a time and that you have people around you providing what you need. Ali

Sue said...

uvocqauthinking of you all Jacqui and hoping that your lovely little Emily recovers quickly. Words are so inadequate at a time like this....look after yourselves.

Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Jacqui
Hugs to you and your family. Poor little Emily, and what a shock for you. Take care and know there are people out here thinking of you all.
Audrey

tanyaleigh said...

I was reading Chris Millars blog and read about this. OMG!!! I so can't believe this. I was crying reading your post. My thoughts go to you Jacqui and your family. Hugs to you all! Take Care :)

Lee said...

JACQUI - hugs honey, what a horrid accident, we are thinking of you sweetie.
xoxLee

Lisa Barnes said...
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Deb said...

OMG Jacqui I don't really know what to say, I can't imagine what you are all going through, especially your gorgeous Emily, but I wish her a speedy recovery and hope your family is in a happier place very soon!

Robyn said...

OMG you poor things. I can't believe it..please know I am thinking of you and the family and pray that everything goes well for little Emily.
This is just not supposed to happen!
Much love,
Robyn XXXX

Sue Smith said...

Hi Jacqui, I have no words, but prayers and heartfelt thoughts for you and your family. May you be strengthened in hope.

Susan C said...

Words are so inadequate. Prayers and thoughts that Emily recovers quickly, with no long term after effects.

Lisa Barnes said...

Hi Jacqui, I am thinking and praying for your family in this hard time for your little Emily.

Lisa Barnes

Anthea said...

oh Jacqui, my thoughts are with your family, HUGS to you and your girl, hope things are on the up and up and she is home safe in your arms soon

cass said...

oh Jacqui, sweetie what can i say
i wish I could help you somehow
all my love and prayers are with you all
cass

Anonymous said...

Jacqui my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, may God be your comfort and peace throughout this ordeal.
blessings, Lou x

Maz said...

Jacqui,

I don't really know you or your family except through forums, but please know that I am thinking of you all during this tough time.

Positive thoughts are heading your way.

Marnie xx

Nicole said...

I just came from Chris' blog,

OMG, hope you're all doing as well as you can in this situation.

Sending positivie thoughts your way hun.

I can't imagine how scary this must be.

Nicxx

ruthnz said...

you and your family are in my prayers!

Gypsyangel said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I hope Emily has a full recovery with little long term effects.

Hugs and prayers
Gypsyangel

Susan said...

Jacqui, Chelle let us know over at Scrapchat that this had happened. Please know I am praying for you and your family. You are amazing - you are being strong for your little girl and even for everyone who reads your blog, even though you are in shock. I'll pray your strength continues and that you all get the support you need. Hugs.

Yillup said...

OMG! What a horrible ordeal for you all to have to go through. I will be praying for all of you, and particularly your gorgeous daughter.

Tanyah Payne said...

Oh my how awful...oh you poor things!!!!!!
....You are in my thoughts and prayers and I really hope Emily is ok.

luv tanXX

Heids xx said...

A friend of mine directed me to your blog. I am so saddened to read about your ordeal. I wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Big hugs to all of you.

Jaimie R said...

A scrap friend asked for our prayers on a forum I just joined, and I just wanted you to know that i will be saying prayers for your Daughter Emily (I have a 3 yr old daughter Emily too, and this story was almost overwhelming) and also for your family to have the strength to get through this terrible ordeal. My very best wishes for a speedy recovery. Jaimie.

Kylie said...

Dear Jacqui
I just wanted to let you know I will keep you & your family in my thoughts & prayers that your precious little daughter will recovery quickly & you may all move forward from this terrible tradgedy!!....((((Hugs)))) to you all!!