Wednesday, August 30, 2006

life is fragile

First the whole mess with Jenny/Ana...then Walt's cancer diagnosis, now this.

One of our neighbors and friends is in the hospital in a coma. Scott was riding his dirt bike on Saturday and had a bad crash. One of his daughters, Theresa, is Joseph's age, and they have known each other their whole lives. His wife and I have actually joked about Theresa and Joseph ending up married .

Anyway, he has been in a coma since Saturday. Teresa sent Joseph a message on myspace telling him about it. She said her mom wanted me to know in case something happened while she was at the hospital with Scott. I feel so bad for Theresa. She is a strong girl who pretty much takes everything in stride (There are 7 kids in the family....taking things in stride is the way to remain sane), but one of the messages she sent broke my heart. She told Joseph it was a bad accident, he is in a deep coma,and she 'doesn't know if he will be coming home'. I can't imagine how scared they all are.

I told them that if there is ANYTHING we can do to give us a yell.

Right now, I guess all we can do is pray.


evil said...

Shelly, it does mean so much to people to know that you are thinking about them. Even sending them cards or notes.

You could drop by with some food. This says a lot in the way of thinking about people, because they need nourishment in more ways than one during times like this, and they aren't always thinking clearly.

And of course, even though we say we want to help, and we mean it, we aren't always great at asking for it or being great at receiving it. I find a great meal is always much appreciated. And some sweets. :-)

Sorry about all this bad news.

Pez said...

Wow, Shelly. That is so heartbreaking.

Marlene said...

I am so sorry!

Marlene said...

I am so sorry!