This is a plea for prayers for my sister. She had a bicycle accident yesterday and is currently in ICU.
She broke her jaw in 2 places, her wrist, her fingers on right hand, dislocated her shoulder and has abrasions all over. She had a tracheotomy last night to assist with breathing and has a feeding tube as her jaw is wired shut. Vanessa is awake and able to communicate (via writing) with everyone so I can only assume that there is no major nerve/neck/brain damage. She is in a hospital in Cape Town - very far away from Johannesburg and I cannot get there. Mostly financial reasons, and also, there would be nothing for me to do but sit around in the hospital. I cannot imagine the pain she is in, nor the pain she was in for 2 hours holding her jaw together while waiting for the ambulance! It makes me sick to my stomach to think about that.
So now we just have to wait..... wait for the swelling to go down and hope that will not reveal any further damage or complications, hope and pray she doesn't get any infections, septicemia or pneumonia. The waiting is the hard part. Being so far away is even harder! But I am grateful this didn't happen while she was still overseas. I am grateful that, at this stage, there is nothing life-threatening.
Today I am not coping with it all.
Please keep her in your prayers.
Staying Positive (trying very hard to)