Helpless...

... well, I journeyed up to Knoxville this morning... I stopped at the McDonald's on the Airport Motor Mile, and purchased two of everything on the menu.. hell, you never know what people are gonna want to eat... and, I didn't actually know how many people were going to be there... so, I bought a bit extra.... better to have too much... than not enough...

...I arrived at the UT Medical Center around 11:30... had a chance to see him at the 2 O' Clock visitation... man, he was hammered... he's gonna live.... he's gonna survive.. but, damn, he was hammered... broken left hand & wrist... broken left femur.. three broken ribs.. punctured left lung... crushed pelvis... broken hip.. he's one lucky man.... so, yeah.. he's going to survive.. but, learning to walk again is gonna be a real blast... still, he's cut from some fine cloth... and.. he will endure.... that much is in our blood....

...the time before visitation was spent talking to his Mother and Father... they are handling things very well... and, I swear, my Aunt should have a damn blog... when we went out to have a smoke, she ranted to me for almost half an hour about EVERYthing.. from idiots who can't afford to clothe their children for buying lottery tickets... to the difference between a Harley Sportster and a Suzuki Crotch Rocket.... she was pissed... and, she vented... it was cool.. hell, her son was up on the 2nd floor busted all to hell... so, she was given a wide berth as far as I was concerned... my family gets like that, I suppose... we don't start any shit... and, rest assured... 100% of the time... we certainly ain't gonna TAKE no shit.... we've always been fighters... but, sometimes... life throws some shit your way that you can't fight back to... I guess my family just has a hard time dealing with being utterly helpless...

by Eric on April 18, 2004 | Comments(2) | SWG Stories

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No head injuries? Does that mean he was a smart man and had a helmet on?

posted by: drc on April 19, 2004 05:59 PM

...yeah... he at LEAST was wearing his helmet... it was busted all to hell.. so, no injuries there... he's gonna survive just fine.. but, he's got a long road to travel...

posted by: Eric on April 19, 2004 06:04 PM