.by Robin Tomlin Rakes on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 11:38pm.I want to thank everyone for their prayers. We have a long way to go, so keep praying. Mike is in critial stable condition. He has severe broken bones, broken neck & spine, brain damage (hopefully not serious), leg femer bone is broke in 2 place & they have rods & pins in it. They have a halo for his neck- that is the Drs. main concern. Colapsed lung, broken ribs.... There is more, but thats the more serious. As the Drs keep saying, he is not out of the woods yet, but they are doing everything they can for him. They have him in a drug induced coma, & if everything heals right he will have many months of recovery.
He was lifeflighted to Pensacola becuse they are the best trauma hosp in this area for this type of injury.
As for the car accident- we really dont know what happened. The Hiway patrol think that he feel asleep on his way to work, hit a tree, & landed in a culvert. I find it hard to believe that he feel asleep, but anything is possible. I thank God for brad & Kelsey- they have been my life saver. David will be here tomorrow.
Kelsey or I will keep updating thru FB, our 3 cell phones combined barely handled todays usage. And of course we left without really bringing anything- so we had to buy some clothes. We are staying at a wonderful home of a Cristian couple whose mission it is, to provide a place for hopspital patients out of town family to stay. Their are 2 or 3 families here now. They charge nothing & we have full run of the house, kitchen, laundry, etc. Almost like being at home but cleaner. So add a special thanks in your prayers for people like this couple who want to help others.
All the employees at the hospital have been very good to us, & they seem to really care about their patients. We are now limited to visiting hours only, unless someone from out of town comes. Please dont try to call the hospital for any news on Mike, as they wont be able to tell you anything. Mikes brother Rick & his wife will be able to find out information about Mike for those of you out in Oklahoma, so you can call them. You can call Kelsey, Brad or I, & watch FB for updates.
Please keep the prayers coming. I love you & your messages & prayers & support really help me. Thank You!