Nephew number one was out celebrating a footy victory and decided to take a short-cut home ... via a busy off ramp! As fate had it (is this what it was ... fate?) an off duty nurse was first on the scene of the accident and was able to assist him. The policeman first on the scene thought he was done for. Visiting him in ICU, I thought the same but he survived and is fighting fit, albeit some scars.
Nephew number two was in a celebratory mood and somehow ended up falling asleep (passing out perhaps) ... behind a car in his driveway. A friend of his decided to go looking for him, in the car, and ended up reversing over him! He was about to be discharged from hospital after an overnight stay when he passed out. Thankfully for him (is it thanks?) the new doctor on duty picked up some major oversights the previous doctor had made. Nephew number two is now back at work & sporting some decent scars.
Nephew number three was out with friends at the local & decided to walk home ... on the shoulder of a major road! Can you see a trend forming here folks? Yes, he was hit by a car, from behind by a 4WD. Luckily for him (was it luck? it certainly wasn't luck for the driver), he was with a group of mates who called for help and the driver stopped. Nine months down the track, with multiple operations & hospitalisations, nephew number three can walk unassisted. His ankle is pretty much shot. I doubt he will ever trek Kokoda, or even jog down the beach, but he can walk.
|Ankle before surgery.|
|Ankle after ... forever to beep thru airport security.|
It is just so bloody tragic.
Love your kids. You just never know.
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