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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

In A Matter of Seconds!

Sizzling hot here in Texas today. My outside thermostat is reading 103 right now and the heat index is 110.  Thank goodness for living in a home with air conditioning. I really can't imagine living in Texas without AC.

My biggest concern today though is not the heat but my Son Clint. On Sunday evening he was spending quality time with his children Bailey and Kaci when in seconds their outing turned into a horrible nightmare.

They were riding their bicycles around the neighborhood when the front wheel on Clint's bicycle came off while he was going down hill. He was of course unable to control anything and was thrown over and landed mostly on his face.

This is what Clint shared with his friends on Face book. I hope he doesn't mind me repeating his post on here.
             Had a pretty horrible accident on my bike last night. Riding with the kids
             and going down hill pretty fast and my front tire hit something..popped it in the air
             when it landed I basically flew off my bike. I am so proud of my kids it knocked me
              out and I was bleeding every where. Bailey stayed with me and Kaci rode for help.
              I know they were freaked out but they got to Andrea who then took me to the
              emergency room. I hate they had to deal with it but so proud of them. I have a
              concussion and right side of my face looks like Mike Tyson beat me for 12 rounds.
              Stitches and gauze all over the place. I am in bad shape but my kids saved me from a lot
              worse. I love them so much.

Clint is in bad shape and was really banged up. He had to have stitches in his eyelid and chin. Also he will need dental work because it broke one of his teeth on the bottom near the front. He is devastated about that as I am for him but thank God he is not seriously injured with major problems.

My grand kids are amazing. I cry when I think about what they went through while this was taking place.
I can just imagine the horror of seeing their Dad fly off his bike and to be laying in a pool of blood. Kaci took control and rode to get her Mom several big blocks away while Bailey stayed with his Dad. It was extremely difficult for both of them but they are my little hero's and I am so proud of them for knowing what to do.

Andrea told me that Bailey was crying so hard on the way to the emergency room and Kaci was coaching him in the back seat to Breath and to think of the Beach and them there watching the waves coming in and out. They love the beach so wasn't it smart of Kaci to get Bailey to think of those times.

I shared with you today the picture of Clint, Kaci and Bailey sitting on the deck of a friends beach house last month. They were enjoying shakes from the nearby Sonic.  Hopefully in the near future they will be watching those waves again.

Since I am still sick with this bug I can't go to Austin and be with them but my sweet daughter-in-law Andrea has kept me updated on both Clint's recovery and how the kids are handling it.

Andrea has really been a life saver with taking care of Clint around the clock. I can not begin to tell you how grateful I am that he is married to someone that loves him the way she does.

I want to thank all of you for always leaving me such sweet comments and all the get well wishes I am better and I am hoping in another day this too shall pass.

Stay cool and take care dear friend.

Love to all


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That's horrible, Maggie! My heart and prayers go out to Clint and the family. I'm sure the kids were so scared, but they really took care of things. You, Clint and Andrea should definitely be so proud of them, as I know you are! Hope he has a speedy recovery!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

How awful, Maggie. Your children are quick thinkers and most likely helped keep things from being much worse. Prayers to Clint and his family.

Shirley said...

Maggie, You know you and your family are in my prayers. Isn't it amazing how kids can react in an emergency? They seem to know just what to do at the right time. I am so proud of them and I know it was hard on them to see dad like that. I hope Clint has a speedy recovery. I am praying you are soon over your bug. Take care and try to stay cool. I know it is hard to do. Have a good day. Many Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend,

Kim said...

That is so terrible but what a great pair of kids. So brave and smart of them. He should be so proud.

Linda said...

Oh, poor Clint, and the kids. I'm glad he wasn't hurt worse than that!

I'm glad we have AC in KS. We've had some nice rains, but we still use the AC!


From the Kitchen said...

Oh dear! So sorry to hear about your son's accident but what brave and sensible children he has! I hope he is well on the mend (and in air conditioning). I also hope you beat that bug back soon. Keep cool!


acorn hollow said...

I am so sorry for your son oh that must of hurt, and still hurt.
so sorry you have a bug get better soon. We were cool clear and beautiful here today 70's with a light breeze.

joanne said...

how terrifying! Those grand kids of yours really know how to step up when there is an emergency. I think part of that comes from having diabetes, things can change so fast and you always have to be on guard. So very proud of them, as if they were my own. I hope everyone heals quickly and you feel better so you can visit soon. take care, love...

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

what brave good youngins.. so proud of them both..
I hope Clint gets well soon and they are all having fun and smiling again . You get well too Miss. You've had the bug too long.

love ya

Julia said...

Dead Maggie, I'm so sorry that this has happened to Clint. Like you said, it could have been much worst. A broken tooth can be replaced but a dad is irreplaceable.

I hope that he heals fast. Those kids are newsworthy.

It's amazing how much courage the kids can have when something like this happens. It's very obvious that they were in control and made the right decision. It must have been horrific and frightening for them. I'm very proud of them too.

That bug sure has got a hold on you. I hope that it will be gone and that you will feel well again.All that heat can't be fun. I hope that it cools down soon for you.

My daughter in on her way here with the two boys flying in and arriving this evening.
Take care,
Speedy recovery to both of you.
Hugs & love

June said...

Maggie I'm so sorry to hear about this. I know how much you must appreciate how your little grands handled the situation. Yes, you should be so proud!!!
I hope your son heals up well and thank goodness it wasn't worse!

Debby said...

That had to be scary for the kids but they knew what to do. They look so grown up. Your son must be miserable. Hate to ask......was he wearing a helmet. He will have to be careful in that heat with the concussion......Hugs and prayers

gpc said...

I'm so sorry. How frightening for all of you! Hugs.

A Tale of Two Cities said...

I know you must be very proud of those kids--they acted very bravely in the face of what must have been so distressing. Hope Clint heals nicely....

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

You have wonderful grandchildren who kept cool heads while dealing with a horrible situation. Your son and his wife did a great job raising them.

I can imagine how all this is affecting you also. Our children are our children, no matter how old they are. Clint will get better and this will be just a bad memory in a few months. Now take a deep breath and think of the beach and the waves also.

magscorner said...

Oh, no sweet Maggie I am so sorry to hear this about your sweet Clint. Prayers for him and his family. Hope he heals quickly with no complications. You are right that your precious grands were heroes. Still praying for you to be well too sweet Maggie. Sending love and huge hugs your way.

Kathleen McCoy said...

Oh, Maggie, I'm so sorry to hear about Clint's accident and also that you're under the weather as well. I hope you both heal soon! In the meantime, your grandchildren are wonders, indeed, not only with their injured Dad but also in the car with the calming exercises. They've obviously had very good parenting (and grandparenting!) and are so brave and smart!

Paula said...

So sorry about the accident but so proud your grandchidren knew what to do and did it with speed. Hope his recovery is fast and wishing for you to feel better too.

Laurie said...

What an amazing family Maggie, it had to be quite scary, but the kids were his life saver. Thank God they were able to keep a cool head. My prayers are with Clint for a speedy recovery.

Terra said...

That brought tears to my eyes thinking of the accident, the bravery of the children and how they did everything right and how Clint's wife is caring for him so tenderly. My prayers are with your son for a quick recovery.

Gorges Smythe said...

I'll be praying, Maggie.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

How terrible for the accident, but how wonderful that your grandchildren were cool-headed enough to handle the situation so well.

My name WAS Female, I shit you not! said...

Wishing your son a "speedy recovery".
They are " FAMILY " in the truest sense.

PoetessWug said...

WOW! What a terrible thing to happen! O_O I hope your son...and the kids...recover quickly and get back on their bikes soon!...And you continue to take care of yourself too!

Arkansas Patti said...

Wow, what a dreadful accident poor Clint had. I am so impressed with your grands in how they handled a situation that would leave a lot of adults uselessly wringing their hands. Kudos. Hope he is much better soon.
So sorry you are sick Maggie and hope good health for you is around the corner. Take good care.

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

I'm so sorry.
I hope he recoveres quickly!

Bless him.

Hugs to you as well.

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm glad your son didn't get hurt worse. I'm sure that was hard for your grandchildren to see, but at least they saw a positive end.

I don't know how people dealt with the heat pre-AC!

Olga said...

What an unfortunate accident, but you certainly have grand kids to be proud of! Hope Clint is all mended soon. (and you, too!)

Forty Pound Sack said...

Hugs for everyone, and double hugs for those great kids. Hope everyone is feeling better ~

GerryART said...

Am sending oodles os
Positive Thoughts and Energies for a Speedy Recovery
For both You and your Brother, Sweet Maggie


Missed Periods said...

That must have been so scary. I'm so glad things turned out okay.

Sue said...

I am so impressed with those kids! And so glad that no worse damage was done...

But sorry any damage was done at all.


Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Sending all the good mojo I can muster to Clint for a speedy and complete recovery...

don't worry too much, Maggie, it sounds like he's in good hands...

Rick Watson said...

I love my bike but it's very easy to get hurt riding.
I'd be proud of those kids too.

yaya said...

What a horrible accident and I think your grandkids are true heroes. I'm so glad Clint will be OK. I hope you're feeling better but it's great to know your family is in good hands with smart grandkids and a loving daughter-in-law. Hopefully those temps are cooler too.

Jennifer Richardson said...

gosh, I'm grateful his brain wasn't injured in a bad way.
accidents like that are so horrible; sounds like he had an angel doing some damage control
as well as helping those sweet kids
think straight and do what they had to do.
Grateful you're all on the other side of it now.
Big hugs to beautiful you;
hope you're feeling better soon,