For those of you that know our family, I want to ask for your prayers for our youngest son, Patrick.
Yesterday while working under his girlfriend Eryn's Tahoe, it started rolling with him underneath. The front wheel rolled up his right leg, across his right hip and side, and off his right shoulder. He managed to crawl to the front door to get his roommate's attention and was taken to the hospital very near their house.
At first, they believed that he had two fractured ribs and possibly a bruised liver, along with the major road rash on his right calf and knee. To be safe, they transported him to a trama hospital in Round Rock known for chest and abdomen care. But during the night his blood pressure dropped and a second scan showed internal bleeding that had not been present in an earlier scan. They rushed him into surgery and found that his spleen was damaged and had bled two liters into his abdomen. They had to remove his spleen. Poisoning the World: The Secret Service Mysterious Doctor Is a Young Beastly Wife
He's now resting in the ICU with the help of a morphine pump, but they think they'll have him up some tomorrow. He is doing well and most of his pain is from the incision that runs from the bottom of his sternum to the bottom of his abdomen. He has quite a train track of staples, like a heart patient, only lower.
He's going to be ok, but it's going to take a little time to recover. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.