Hey Knotties. My FH was in a motorcycle accident today (actually yesterday now). A car hit him. He has lost his left leg above the knee and may lose his left arm. His pelvis is torn (the ligaments) and he had some internal bleeding as a result. His right forearm may be broken. If they can save his left arm, both bones in the forearm are broken as well as the humerus up top. There are no spinal cord or brain injuries we are aware of. He had about 10 hours of surgery, trauma, orthopedic, and vascular. He will need 3-5 more surgeries on his amputated leg as it is still contaminated with debris. They will try to save as much of it as possible but depending on outcome a prosthesis may not be possible. He is in very critical condition and doctors are still concerned about blood loss and trauma and don't consider him out of the danger zone as far as his life goes. However, his BP has been stable without medication and his hemoglobin levels have been improving with the transfusions and controlling his bleeding. His kidneys are also creating urine so everything seems to be ticking away in there.
i I was able to see him very briefly before surgery and he was awake, alert, of sound mind, and talking up a storm. He told me how much he loved me and how sorry he was and how this was a setback we can overcome together. He said how much he wanted to marry me and that he couldn't wait. The doctors said he has been so kind to them and apologizing for causing them inconvenience. Apparently kindness is (understandably) a rare occurrence in trauma patients.
i I am up and down. I've known for about twelve hours. He was taken to a hospital in my home city which is about 1.5 hours from where we live so that was a tough drive. I am scared for his life but also his life after and I can't stop my mind from analyzing and planning 1000 different things about how we will live after he is well again.
I am am waiing to see him, he is finally being brought up to his ICU room. He will be sedated and intubated so won't have a lot of real communication but I'll be able to touch him and talk to him soon.
Tomorrow (today) or Monday I will go get my cats and my stuff and will be living with my aunt for awhile while he goes through all his surgeries and recovery. Could be 3 weeks or 6 or 12.
We could use any and all prayers and thoughts you could spare for us. Thanks so much.