Wednesday, October 1

Emergency in the Mountains

Just to keep everyone informed - - - Joey (Vicki's husband) suffered an industrial accident yesterday. He is going to be okay...........but he will have a long road back to being himself. He was flung some 50 feet into the air - - - hitting the side of a rock pit, then dropping about 7 or so feet into the pit. He suffered crushed radius/ulna and right wrist - - also shattered his Fibia/Tibia and has a crushed right ankle. I have not heard from Vicki today, but as of last night they were going in to surgery - - placing a steel rod into his leg and doing a lot of repair work. Because this was a remote site, the ambulance could not make it up the dirt road - - - Joey had to endure the transport in the back of a pick up truck, until they could get to an area where he could be medivac'd out. He was injured at 11am - - did not get to the hospital until 2:30pm. We will keep you posted.

Carole - Vicki's Mom

21 comments:

Jody said...

Oh my gosh. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!

Hugs!!!!!

zamozo said...

Please pass along my good wishes for a speedy and relatively painless recovery for Joey! I wish they were closer so we could help out physically!

Jennifer said...

How terrible! Thank you for letting us know. Hope the recovery goes well!

Amy G said...

HOlY CR@P!!! This is horrible!! My thoughts are with you all!! OUCH!! Damn, 50 feet in the air?? Joey is tough! Keep me posted!

cdrinkworth said...

Wow, thats TERRIBLE! My thoughts are with you guys!!!

Heather's Moving Castle said...

Please let us know if there is anything we can do!!! I am so sad to hear about Joey's accident and I know this must be a scary situation for you all. I would like to send a get well card. Please email the address when you have time to send out a mass email.

Deanne said...

Oh how horrible!!!
Thank-you Carole, for letting us all know. I will definitely be keeping the whole family in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

Wow...you never know how far in the middle of nowhere you really are until you need to get out quickly! Please know that we are thinking of you and wish Joey a very speedy recovery. You are all in our prayers!

Trish Daniels and Maggie and Katie and all

hahamommy said...

Sending healing thoughts and Big Hugs!

Traveling Inferno, USA said...

Thankful it wasn't worse, praying that he recovers, and sending happy vibes for the rest of you guys! Thanks to mom for the update...

Love Much, The Travelin Welder Gang

Hilary said...

Denn had a similar injury to his arm after falling off scaffolding. He has a rod in his arm and some other bits and pieces. It healed up surprisingly well though so have some hope. He lost about 5 degrees of movement but it wasn't bad for crushing his elbow and arm and all that.

Best of luck on getting well! We'll be cheering for you from the bleachers here in Iowa. ;)

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh! I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Wishing Joey a speedy recovery.

Kathy said...

OH Vicky, I can't imagine how scared and worried you must be. We're here thinking about you guys and hoping for the best. If you need a place to recover...

Take care, stay safe, keep Joey doped up :) and hug your beautiful kids. And then have you mom give you a giant hug yourself. Much love from the deep south.

Anonymous said...

Sending good thoughts your way.. I truly love reading about your adventures and we wish Joey a speedy recovery so you can continue.
Amanda from Vancouver, wa

thriftymom said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Joey and your family.

I hope the angels watch over him and help him through his recovery.

Hugs Across the miles

Cindy from Wisconsin

Madeline said...

Oh Vicki! I'm so sorry to hear this. Sending you lots of healing energy.

jen said...

Stopping to pray for you and your family and the surgery right now. Hang in there.
Jennifer- fellow FOTR

Jessica said...

Vicki, I am sure these past few days have been really challenging. I'm so sorry to hear that this happened. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Heal quickly, Joey!

Jessica

Snavleys said...

Wow!! I'm just getting caught up on my blog reading. Thanks for the info. I'm so sorry Joey and Vicki!! Sending lots of love and healing energy your way!!
{{{{{{{{{{VICKI and JOEY}}}}}}}}}

karrie said...

I am so, so, sorry to hear about this. Please update when you can and let us know if there is anything we can do, send, etc.

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