Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Taking Time



Longtime readers of my blog may remember a trip Tim and I took to Sonora Island to visit Tim's nephew, Casey, and his wife. If you click on the link, you will be taken to one of the posts I wrote about it.

Early Monday morning the phone rang. On Sunday afternoon Casey had been gliding, with a wing (but not hang-gliding - I don't know quite the term to use) and had a run-in with a cliff. He had his marine radio on him and although injured and unable to extricate himself from his perch, was able to call for help. Within an hour some of his neighbours reached him, but were unable to get him down. Attempts via water were also abortive. After 4 hours rescue workers were dropped from a helicopter, made their way to Casey and he was airlifted to Victoria General Hospital.

He had surgery yesterday - a badly broken wrist, hip/femur break requiring pins - and is recovering. His wife had been in Seattle visiting family; she arrived around 4:30 pm just as Casey came out of surgery. After school I went to the hospital to wait and was there when she arrived. His mother arrived around 8 pm. We spent the evening at the hospital, came home around 9:30, ate a bit of dinner and fell into bed. 

Recovery is going to take awhile. His wife and his mother are staying with us. I'm so glad we can offer that bit of help. If you pray, would you please pray for Casey? 

I'm likely to be less in blogland for a week or so - school has been busier, and I'll be trying to help Casey and his family however I can - providing nourishing meals and a restful place to stay. But I'll be popping in and out of your blogs to say hello and we'll see how the posts here go. For now my mind is too full of other things.

 

26 comments:

ellen b. said...

Oh my Lorrie! I will pray for Casey and his family. So glad he had that Marine radio with him...

Inspire Me Heather said...

Wow, that's quite a story and I'm glad he is ok! Take care Lorrie.

Millie said...

I PRAY HIS RECOVERY WILL BE VERY SWIFT.

podso said...

God's grace that he was rescued. What a story. Will pray for him and all of you. Take care of yourself!

Donna said...

I am so sorry to hear this news! I will certainly keep him in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Wishing him a speedy recovery...how very scary to have to go through.

Hope all is well, and he is back on his feet soon.

Jen

Dawna Motz said...

So glad that you can offer hospitality to Casey and his family! praying for a speedy recovery and will look forward to hearin from you when life has settled down some :) Take care!

Bonnie said...

Hoping Casey has a quick recovery. I know this must have been scary for his mother and wife. If you are like me this is the busiest time of the school year. Each day I am checking things off my to finish list... bird by bird. Hugs!

Andrea Dawn said...

Praying for Casey and family, Lorrie. I am sure you will be a big help during this time.

Pamela Gordon said...

Praying for Casey and the family, Lorrie. What a terrible accident but thankfully he will recover from his injuries. I peeked at the post you mentioned. Beautiful scenery! And that old tree is amazing. Take care and spend your time with your family as we'll be waiting on this end for your return. Hugs and prayers. Pam

Vee said...

Absolutely will pray for Casey and for all the family. It is amazing what can be done with breaks in the 21st Century, but I know that there are challenges ahead. Please update as you are able...

Cheryl said...

You are choosing the better thing...being available for your family in need. I will indeed pray for Casey.

Pondside said...

I heard about this on the news, but had no idea, of course, of who had been injured. Of course, when something like this happens you must put your energy where it is needed. Yes, I will pray for Casey - may he have a full and speedy recovery.

Myrna said...

At times like this it is so nice to have a friendly face and a place to go where you can truly rest. I am sure they appreciate it very much. Yes, I will pray and for his wife. The care of the care-giver is so important and so frequently over-looked.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my dear friend. You can count on my prayers for dear Casey and the entire family. My hope is that everyone will recover completely very quickly.

Alisa Noble said...

Oh, I am so sorry. I'll be praying for everyone.

materfamilias said...

I will, indeed, pray for your nephew and his family. Take care of yourself while you're taking care of anyone else. And don't worry about us -- your readers will all be waiting here patiently when you're ready.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Oh...so sorry to hear that. I will pray for Casey and the family. The road to recovery with a pinned femur will be awhile (our oldest son broke his femur in a motorbike accident a few years ago...and is still dealing with it.) Praying for a full recovery for him.

Happy@Home said...

I am so sorry to hear this, Lorrie. I will gladly include Casey and family in my prayers.
It's so good of you to be there for them now.
Take care and don't worry about the blog.

Icy BC said...

Oh yes, a prayer for Casey to get well soon is needed. I'm glad you're there to support and just being with them..

Riet said...

I am so sorry to read this. I Will be thinking about you all.

Rettabug said...

Immediate *knee-mails* sent for Casey's complete recovery, Lorrie! So good of you to care for his family at this very trying time. I know EXACTLY how they feel & am just now home from helping my sister recover from her knee surgery.
We'll both have a lot of catching up to do in blogland. In the meantime, take care of yourself while you care for others.

Hugs,
Rett

Linda said...

Praying for Casey! How blessed he is to have survived that! Stay strong...

Mary said...

Sorry I arrived here late dear but perhaps by now Casey is doing better and on his way to a full recovery. What a horrific accident - thankfully he was able to get in touch and help eventually arrived.

He will be in my prayers daily....and so will you, the kind and gentle aunt.

Hugs Mary

Barbara said...

Sorry to read about Casey and do pray for a complete recovery. Yes people are usually kind when someone is in trouble. Good that you can offer hospitality.

Jill said...

I'm late but I'm sure prayers are still needed so am sending up some now.