Monday, October 19, 2009

Birthday MONTH: Day 19

Happy Monday to you all!

Okay...after reading the comments from the last post, I thought I'd share with you the BAD/NOW GOOD NEWS today...

Let's see if you can figure this out on your own. If not, I'll fill in the details.

Hint: It's every Mother's nightmare (every Mother who has a child that races a dragster)

My 21 year old son, Brett...

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and his dragster...

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had a close call on Saturday.


There's a lot of horse power going on in there...


Thank goodness for safety gear...


and these good guys for taking good care of him on route...


Short summary:

Saturday, the boys were racing about an 1.5 hours away. I had just returned home from the 7-mile yard sale. I got a phone call from hubs (Thad). He tells me that Brett had an accident on the race track and the ambulance is loading him up and bringing him to the hospital. I called my sisters and my sisters in law because when they pray, good things happen. I get advice from my sister about what to look for and listen for. (She is the best {ICU} RN in the world and I so admire her) I arrive at the hospital. I am relieved to see him moving, talking, breathing and being sarcastic as usual. I know now that everything is okay. After x-rays, a shot of steroids and pain medications, we are headed home. Brett will be SORE for the next week and probably every time the weather changes. But this is not his first rodeo of broken bones!

Brett was starting to make a pass down the track. The car's nose went straight up towards the sky and came down hard which jolted Brett's back. ER listed it has thoracic sprain and he is okay...except for his feelings.

Racing is his blood and unless it bleeds out, I don't think he'll stop.

Wheels that once looked like this...

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Now look like this...


So he's back at college today with three tests to take this week.

He is fine.

We are fine.

It was just another day at the races.

(and those boys wonder why I don't go and watch!)


The GOOD NEWS tomorrow! I promise :) 


Linda said...

Wow! How very scary!!! I'm so glad your son is okay. This would make me a very nervous Mom for sure.

Anonymous said...

awwww poor baby.. I hope he feels better soon. BIG HUGS TO Brett. Cant wait for the good news! hugs


Geralyn Gray said...

I am glad he is ok---and things are back to normal. I love the old boxes you scored in the last post. How many days until Silver Bella????

The Victorian Parlor said...

Thank goodness he is OK!!! I don't blame you for not going to watch-I couldn't do it either! You know it always amazes me when you put pictures of your son on your blog-you look more like his sister than his mother!

Birthday Blessings dear friend,


PS-Kramer left you a little message on today's post:).

zandra said...

Sooooo, glad your son is ok! I don't blame you, I couldn't watch either. ;o) THANKS for the birthday shout out. Just got back and couldn't get the computer working at the hotel so trying to catch up. Love, love, love the lace! I would have been broke on that alone! lol Glad you got some goodies! Hugz, Z

Sandi said...

Hey girl, glad everyone is OK.

The French Bear said...

What a scare for you! I can't imagine how terrified you were.... thank goodness for prayers. They do get answered!!!
Margaret B

Lou Cinda said...

Jodie! I cannot imagine how scary this was for you but I am SO glad that he is going to be fine and will race again, I am sure!!

I don't think I could watch either!

Happy 19th day Birthday!!!

Lou Cinda :)

Lori said...

oh, how scary Jodie!!! i'm so glad your son is OK...i wouldn't be able to watch stomach would be in huge painful knots...

NicNacManiac said...

Life would really be boring if we did not have our kids to make it exciting!! So glad that he is okay...other than the bruised ego!! Forgot to mention the fabulous purse your sister sent purple and it will really be great at Silver Bella!! xOxO

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Kids!!!!eeeek, glad he's good to go and that you survived the ordeal too. Bummer about the yard sales, but you still came home with some wonderful finds! Great yummy purse! And I wanted to tell you about the online Bible Study that I started Saturday. Come by when you can.
Have another wonderful B'Day month mini-Birthday!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy nother birthday month day. I sure sympathize with the son. Our son rode a dirt bike and had an accident and broke his collarbone. That was after he started to have children. He decided he couldn't afford to get hurt and not work. He started raising horses and riding and now he is have horse back riding accidents. But he will never give up the horses. His kids are older and his wife also work. I guess he is willing to take the chance. Glad your son was not hurt. Blessings

June said...

Jodie, how do you do it? Know he's out there would scare the bejebies outta me.
I have got to get a picture of my son Ladd and send it to you, he and Brett look like brothers. I guess maybe if I saw Brett without the cap and sunglasses not so much, but if he's like my son, he never takes them off.
I'm so glad that everything is OK. What a blessing.

Lee said...

I lived out every mothers nighmare for years of recovery so I do know, the hospital called me and told me my 18 year old son had been in a bad wreck and the police wanted to talk with me. I later learned they revived him 3 times on the way to the hospital...I am so grateful your son is alive and well, we have so much to be thankful for and thank God for guardian angels.
Ps. It is my birthday month also. :)


Thank God that your son is alright! It is great that you called for prayer right away. We used to call our son crash..... since he was a child,he crashed his dirt bike, snowmobiles, moped, cars, trucks, etc. he has always been fine . Thank God. We mothers never stop praying , no matter how old they get. Blessings to you!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Yikes! Knowing that he is out there racing is a nail biting situation, but you can't change what's in his blood. Thank God he is just bruised up and will be fine in time. Okay -- tomorrow, the really good news! Happy 19th day! :) Tammy

LiLi M. said...

Pfff all is well that ends well!

Brett said...

Hey look, i made it on her blog again! I'm surviving btw. Very sore now but i'm alive. :)

Tina said...

oh Jodie, I know your heart was in your throat for awhile till you saw your baby~ Hugs to ya~ Glad he's back in the swing of things soreness and all..

Jane said...

I am so sorry to hear about the accident but SO happy to hear that everything is going to be OK.....

The Flying Bee said...

Hey Jodie! I just had to come by. Deb at Talking Trash told me you had posted about the 7 mile garage sale, too! I am always so excited to meet other Louisiana blogger girls! We also ended up going to Breaux Bridge. I had so much fun!

Girl, let me tell ya, my boys are still little, but one day I know they will want to do stuff like this and I am terrified! I couldn't imagine getting a call like that! I will have to walk around with my eyes closed all the time and pray!

Take care,

Draffin Bears said...

Oh Jodie, you poor dear.
that would be so scary but just so glad that he is going to be ok.
I look forward to the good news tomorrow.

Happy week

A Fanciful Life said...

Oh my goodness - what a scare! Thankfully all is fine. Now you can sit back and enjoy all your 7 mile finds again. ;-)
Sharon :-)

Karen said...

Oh golly!
BOYS! DOn't they know they scare the bejeepers out of their Moms when they do these things?
We are headed to glamis with our boys this weekend. It is in the IMperial Sand dunes - Ca, AZ and Mexico borders. We've gone there . . . forever. But . . . I still worry. Not about my boys riding skills, but about the other idiots out there that are drinking and riding or inexperienced riders with NO CLUE!

I am soooooo glad all is well with Brett! WHew!
hugs. Karen

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

I'm so sorry, I'll worry with you.


Anonymous said...

When your mom called us, we stopped everything...
gathered our friends at South Padre Island,
where we were for Sand Castle Days,
and we prayed the
Divine Mercy Chaplet
for YOU!!!
We are so thankful
you will be alright and well....
I know you must be sore,
so take it easy,
and allow your body to heal completely.
Be patient with yourself Brett. You could have been paralyzed!
I can't think about it....
Stay safe
and know we love you always,
Nana and Padan'

Rose Brier Studio said...

I'm so glad your son is ok. I know about those powerful pray-ers and call on them in my family whenever they are needed. My 25 year old son works for the Bureau of Land Management and was thinking that working the fire crews (maybe even training as a fire jumper) would be a good thing. Whooeee. My mother face kept straight, but my heart was doing flip flops. I think he's changed his mind, but I understand why you don't go to the races.