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Thu Sep 25, 2014, 10:55 PM

 

Pretty terrifying 36 hours or so.

Yesterday morning, our 14 year old son was hit by a pickup truck on his way to school. We got the call and frantically headed over to the local hospital, where we found him severely drugged out on oxycodone, with a pretty substantial concussion, a fractured ulna and various scrapes and bumps. But, after spending the night with him at St. Peter's hospital, he's home now and appears to be on the mend. Definitely not anything we want to ever have to go through again, though.

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Reply Pretty terrifying 36 hours or so. (Original post)
opiate69 Sep 2014 OP
oregonjen Sep 2014 #1
opiate69 Sep 2014 #6
grasswire Sep 2014 #2
opiate69 Sep 2014 #4
Skittles Sep 2014 #3
opiate69 Sep 2014 #5
Hell Hath No Fury Sep 2014 #7
opiate69 Sep 2014 #8
orleans Sep 2014 #9
irisblue Sep 2014 #10
Solly Mack Sep 2014 #11
Behind the Aegis Sep 2014 #12
onethatcares Sep 2014 #13
LiberalEsto Sep 2014 #14
cyberswede Sep 2014 #15
femmocrat Sep 2014 #16
redwitch Sep 2014 #17
Crewleader Sep 2014 #18
riderinthestorm Sep 2014 #19
Liberal_in_LA Sep 2014 #20
irisblue Sep 2014 #21
opiate69 Sep 2014 #22
opiate69 Sep 2014 #23
LeftishBrit Sep 2014 #24
rurallib Sep 2014 #25
panader0 Sep 2014 #26
a la izquierda Sep 2014 #27
shenmue Sep 2014 #28

Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 10:58 PM

1. How scary for your family!

Hugs and healing thoughts your way.

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Response to oregonjen (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:08 PM

6. Thank you, jen.

 

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:03 PM

2. oh no

So glad it wasn't worse. Is that the St. Peter's hospital in Montana?

I assume the driver stopped.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:06 PM

4. St Peter's, Olympia.

 

And yeah, he stopped, so big kudos to him. Though I'm still waiting to hook up with the sheriff to get all the info and stuff. I'm gonna need his insurance info (though the kids are, thankfully, covered under Washington State's version of Medicaid)

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:03 PM

3. wishing him - and you - well

yes INDEED

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:07 PM

5. Thank you, Skittles.

 

Sincerely.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:18 PM

7. Watch out for that concussion --

 

Please do some research on concussion and post concussion syndrome. It can take up to a few weeks for symptoms related to it show up, as well as several months for a possible TBI related depression. I don't say any of this to scare you, just for you to be aware of. I am 8 months post concussion and I am still experiencing significant symptoms. The next 2 weeks he should avoid over doing it on the computer, texting, watching movies or TV, doing mentally challenging processes like math. He is young and healthy, but a TBI at his age can cause issues now and even decades in the future.

http://www.brainline.org/

http://www.brainline.org/landing_pages/features/blkids.html

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Response to Hell Hath No Fury (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:22 PM

8. No doubt. Good link. Thanks.

 

We were given reams of paperwork by the hospital on concussions/TBI, but you can never have enough information, and in these cases, you can never have enough vigilance.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:50 PM

9. i'm so glad everything turned out as well as it did for your son and your family.

words of relief: "he's home now and appears to be on the mend."

yes indeed. sending you both healing thoughts and wishes. take good care.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:54 PM

10. geez!

poor kid
poor parents
get better soon

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 03:21 AM

11. Oh, wow! Glad he's on the mend.

I would have been a mental wreck.

((((hugs to you all))))

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 03:26 AM

12. I am glad your son is doing better!

That must have been so scary for all involved.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 05:22 AM

13. kind thoughts and prayers

are headed his way.

I hope he heals quickly.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 08:21 AM

14. blessings of healing to your son

 

May he recover quickly and completely

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 10:13 AM

15. Oh dear! I hope he recovers quickly!

I have a 14 year old son - I can't even imagine the worry!

All the best to your family.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 10:57 AM

16. Sending best wishes and vibes for a speedy recovery!

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 10:55 PM

17. Glad he is on the mend.

Scary call to get!

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 11:08 PM

18. Fast healing for your son

and how frightening for you...I'm so glad he's on the mend.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 11:14 PM

19. So scary and relieved he'll be ok! Nt

 

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 12:55 AM

20. scary! glad he'son the mend

 

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 03:18 PM

21. how is he today?

and you two?

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Response to irisblue (Reply #21)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 04:52 PM

22. He's tons better today, thanks.

 

Amazing how quickly kids can seem to heal. And Mrs. Opie and I are doing better as well. Still get those moments of "holy shit, that could have been WAAAAY bad", but getting all the follow up appointments and whatnot gives us a bit of a sense of control over the randomness of it I think.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 04:53 PM

23. Thanks, everyone.

 

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Fortunately, he's doing much, much better. Still has a bit of a recovery ahead of him but these kids can seem pretty damned resilient.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 05:04 PM

24. Sorry to hear that - how scary! Wishing your son a fast recovery.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 09:22 PM

25. That dreaded call every parent fears

glad everything is going well
hope you have some very uneventful days ahead.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 09:37 PM

26. Heal rapidly young opiate69

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 10:39 PM

27. Speedy recovery to your kiddo!

Concussions are no joke.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Tue Sep 30, 2014, 05:39 PM

28. Mercy

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