Jacqui (jacqui) wrote,

Hi Everyone,

I've been putting off writing because it's been such an intense, hard, upsetting time for us. The great news is that your prayers and generous efforts, words, and thoughts for Robby have helped. He is doing much better. He is still in the ICU, still on a ventilator, but he is out of the coma and he is able to communicate. I spent hours and hours with his family, (After I wrote my last entry), waiting for him to come out of a long surgery to save his leg. They put a titanium rod in his leg and the main concern is infection because they had to wait so long for him to be stable enough to have surgery. His ribs are broken. He bled into his brain but the pressure has been stable for days now and it doesn't look like he has any brain damage. his lungs are both punctured and he has chest tubes draining fluid from them. They are hoping to be able to wean him off the ventilator soon. It is heartbreaking seeing him like this and it is hard for Beau to see his Dad in so much pain.

My hope was/is that this tragedy might bring us all closer together, might heal this somewhat fractured family and help Robby grow in some way. There are always opportunities for miracles in the midst of tragedy. I can only hope that this will be the case for all of us. Only time will tell.

The other stuff, the more personal upsetting interpersonal stuff, feels too private to write about here in the public part of my journal. Basically, I'm very grateful to his Mother, Father, Sister, Brothers, sister-in-law and girlfriend for being so good to him, for loving him and for being so willing to be by his side. And all that really matters is that he is on the mend. Thank you so so much for your generosity of spirit, for your compassion and kindness. It means the world to me. I'm sorry I can't respond to each of your comments. I read all of them and am so grateful but I'm just too weary and overwhelmed right now.

Great big super grateful hugs,

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