Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Easter Monday

Well it's been about a week and I've slowly made a little bit of progress with revision but obviously, there is always more to be done! 

The Easter long weekend is usually a time for a family get together in our household and this year would be no exception. All my mum's family were invited to our house on Easter Monday for a roast lunch, yet this would be one to remember. It all started when Dad decided he was going to go for a bike ride as it was such a lovely day, dressed in his cycling leotard which I made fun of and the newly fixed up bike he said he would be back in an hour. In 1 hour 45 mins later we were wondering where he had got to, joking that maybe he had a flat tyre or something so I decided to call him. 

Answering the phone I thought it was Dad, jokily yelling, 'Where are you?' it turned out to be a policeman. He said Dad had been involved in a very serious accident, they weren't sure if it was a hit and run, although later it turns out it probably wasn't, he had been sedated and airlifted to Southampton General Hospital with head injuries. They sent an unmarked police car over to the house to take my Mum and Auntie down to the hospital, blue lights blaring and 90 mph all the way. 
After waiting and waiting it turns out Dad had been put in an induced coma with a broken collarbone and broken skull - he wasn't wearing a helmet. Going down the hill too fast he hit a sunken drain cover and came off, we think but really no one knows. 
Various scans yesterday show that there is no internal bleeding and he should be okay, today he had an operation to try and close the head would although they may have to do a skin graft if it doesn't take. Also, they tried to wake him up today but it was too quick and he was too unstable, hopefully, tomorrow they will have more luck. 

I haven't had the chance to see him yet, hopefully, tomorrow all being well. It's very strange because he was here one minute and then the next not. It's weird being in a coma because he will not know what has happened and it is unlikely that he will even remember the accident but hopefully will be okay again soon. There's nothing we can do but wait and this 'in limbo' effect is odd. This is probably one of the scariest things that have happened to my family and I really hope there will be no more for a while.

I'll keep you all updated when I can

Have a great week my loves!

Lots of Love, Kate xxx

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