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it took much courage to share the emotions of this horrible event with your den friends Tabitha -- carry your rosary with you and use it frequently -- you must hold out hope and have faith that your brother-in-law may still lead a fairly normal life when all is said and done -- much love and peace to you my friend -- JMW

2/27/2009 4:53:47 PM [ Report Abuse ]


thank you for all the encouraging words and prayers. The minute I brought my rosary to the hospital it has only been good news from there on out. He was in surgery when I brought my rosary, a rosary I've carried around since third grade. It means alot to me and when I brought it, he came out of surgery with higher expectations than what the doctor thought. He doesn't need bone repair in a certain area above his eye, the eye muscles were able to be saved even though he lost his eye. His nose doesn't need repair and all his scars may fade over time. The bone fragments and blood is his brain will dissolve on their own and the tissue will be damaged, but from what they drs say is that his personality is there, he doesn't seem to be effected by the brain trauma as of yet. My brother in law was a very comical person, joking and laughing and being sunshine for us most and to hear that he is still joking around, making the best of his situation is very truelly hopeful. He is walking with support and going to physical therapy two times a day. He may get out in three to five days. Just as fast as he was critical, he is n the path of recovery and its amazing how he is such a soldier, battling through this. He can be very stubborn in opinion and has always forced himself to be the best (like my husband, his brother) so I think that this characteristic of him made him battle his way through without self pity. We still pray that he will be and Feel alright, but the worst is over. He's alive and life can only get better. My rosary, I believe, has gave us strength. God was right there, watching.

2/27/2009 8:48:01 AM [ Report Abuse ]

I am so sorry, Tabitha. I experienced a similar situation with an uncle. The things we think about are so small, when a person is fighting for their life. Hug your children, and support your husband. I wish your brother-in-law a healthy recovery.


2/25/2009 5:30:57 PM [ Report Abuse ]

My brother in law was in a severe, critical car crash sunday morning. He fractured his skull, bone fragments in his brain, lost his eye, air in his brain, broken his nose, crushed his face all in. Broke his thigh, tore ligaments in his arm and hand. Blood clot in leg. Still in ICU. He's 24. I wrote this because all I was thinking about was him. I wrote "Hence bad review" just because it's in my mind that someone out there thinks all I can do is write a diary...but with diaries, they are realistic and they bring pain to me. I dont write diaries, but if a person would like to say I should "stick to diaries" especially to have this on my mind for no reason while I am angry, in pain, hurt, from this horrible accident, fine...I wrote my yes, this is true. When I am happy, I can float and daydream and write....when I am devestated, I can't. I can mainly give fact. My head is just everywhere, but not in writing, right now.

2/25/2009 6:00:55 AM [ Report Abuse ]

Not sure if this is true story for it is such a sad and painful write filled with so much pain and anguish...bad review, how anyone could do that would amaze me. the only thing I would suggest though is to break down in paragraphs with indents just to make it easier tofollow.

2/24/2009 5:13:10 PM [ Report Abuse ]

An unrealistic form of cloud stuck high in your casual mind...Even in your despair the writer, the poet, the literary artist struggles for expression. My food for thought today you have given. Thank you for reminding us through your anguish and pain that we are mostly fortunate to sit back and gripe at our dissatisfactions, but others are not so lucky! --- Rockie Coppolella

2/24/2009 11:59:18 AM [ Report Abuse ]

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