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.