Sunday, January 30, 2011

a mother's worst fear...

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I'm apologizing in advance for yet another depressing post... wow three in a row, that must be a record for me... I suck.

I found out this morning that a friend and former co-worker of my sister is currently at the hospital with her teenage son who was in a car accident last night... a very, very, bad car accident. He was with 4 other teenagers, and the vehicle hit a tree at 120mph. The driver was drunk and has been arrested, but apparently walked away without serious injuries... the passenger was also released from the hospital today... the other two teenagers in the backseat with the friend's son were killed, and the friend's son? was ejected from the car and thrown 30 feet. he's currently on life support. the doctor's say he has no brain activity and he's messed up pretty bad... he's a senior in high school... and his mom may soon have to make the decision to take him off life support... it's a double hit of a mother's worst fear... not only the loss of a child, but having to decide not to continue the life-saving machines that are keeping him alive...

my heart absolutely breaks for her... my prayers are with her and their family, and I'm wishing for a miracle for them. God provides miracles every day, so I'm not giving up hope yet. He will do as He sees fit, and I'm praying that He surrounds the family with His love in this difficult, heartbreaking time.

8 comments:

Samantha said...

I can't add anything, but I will be praying for your friend's son. I can't even imagine what she's going through.

Carri said...

That's terrible. I couldn't imagine what those families are going through.

MAMA BRANDI said...

Praying for this family.

From Tracie said...

There are just no words for how sad this is. I'll be praying.

all.things.fadra said...

That's super rough and one of those stories filled with if onlys. So many thing could be different if different choices were made. Hoping for the best for all of them.

Mommy Nani Booboo said...

Thinking loving thoughts for your friend and her family.

Hello! I'm Kate. said...

I'm like Samantha, I have nothing to add, but I'm my heart goes out to your friend's family...that's awful!

My brother is a senior in high school, stories like these scare me for him!

Michelle said...

How awful. I hate hearing things like this. Praying for your friend and her son.