Sunday, July 8, 2007

Rough Weekend for us.........


I had to work on Saturday to do a wedding, so Jay went on the H.O.G. ride with our group by himself. I got a call around 3:30 from our friend Doug that he had an accident in Mammoth and was on his way to the hospital. When I am under pressure I automatically go into calm mode. So I made some phone calls and went to pick up Stevi and started out towards Mammoth. Of course there is no phone service from Reno to Mammoth in a lot of areas so the ride there was very worrisome and quiet. All I knew was that his bike was completely wrecked and so was Jay, they brought him in and nobody had seen him since. It took me 3 hours to get to Mammoth and right as I pulled in Jay walked out, slowly, with our friends Doug, Bill, Dave and Patty who were all concerned and kind enough to stay in Mammoth until I got there. We stayed the night and had a nice dinner at Perry's Italian Cafe and Restaurant, I am so thankful he is alive, he flipped his Fat Boy four times and bounced and skid at around 65 to 80 mph. Yes he was going too fast trying to catch up to the group. He has bruised and fractured ribs, stitches and multiple cuts and road rash all over his body, even his face, somehow he slid on his butt and face at the same time and completely took the seat of his pants off as well as half his rear. He is moving very slow and swollen, bruised, cut and his ego is bruised as well. I was told that nobody thought he was alive after they saw what they saw, so I am thankful I missed the ride. I saw his bike......I think that was when it really hit me......he probably shouldn't be here, thank God he is and I am so relieved, sad, scared and happy all at the same time. Tough lesson to learn, let's pray he did.

3 comments:

Mom said...

He's usually such a careful rider. I'm guessing that he wouldn't have ridden that bike and wouldn't have gone quite so fast if he'd had Stevi with him. Lucky, lucky, lucky. He has got to be so uncomfortable. I hope that he heals soon.

XOXOXO

Aunt Dot said...

If this is an example of how to "live like you were dying", I'm thinking it's not really what our Lisa had in mind when she wrote the headline.....

madre adoptiva said...

Lucky, indeed. I am so glad he's alive. I hope he's healing well (and quickly). Do you have any pictures of his wounds?? (Yes, I want to see)