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Old 07-26-2012, 07:54 AM   #1
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Dad lost arm in auto accident..please pray

My 80 year old father was in a car accident Sunday afternoon. Another vehicle crossed the center line and side swiped my dad's car. Dad always drives with his arm hanging out of the window for all long as I remember. I have driven this way myself. His arm was severed above the elbow. Please, if you drive this way or let your passengers ride with limbs out window, STOP. He would have walked away with a few stitches in his lip, a slight neck fracture, and minor cuts on his forehead if his arm had been inside the vehicle. The person driving directly behind him is studying to be a paramedic and happened to have a tourniquet on his belt. He applied the tourniquet which stopped my dad from bleeding out at the scene. My dad was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, Maryland, where they have the best surgeons possible. Although the person at the scene managed to rescue his arm and get it on ice his arm couldn't be reattached. Please keep him in prayer as he still has a long road to recovery ahead of him.
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What a terrible accident. Keeping him in my thoughts and prayers.
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My 80 year old father was in a car accident Sunday afternoon. Another vehicle crossed the center line and side swiped my dad's car. Dad always drives with his arm hanging out of the window for all long as I remember. I have driven this way myself. His arm was severed above the elbow. Please, if you drive this way or let your passengers ride with limbs out window, STOP. He would have walked away with a few stitches in his lip, a slight neck fracture, and minor cuts on his forehead if his arm had been inside the vehicle. The person driving directly behind him is studying to be a paramedic and happened to have a tourniquet on his belt. He applied the tourniquet which stopped my dad from bleeding out at the scene. My dad was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, Maryland, where they have the best surgeons possible. Although the person at the scene managed to rescue his arm and get it on ice his arm couldn't be reattached. Please keep him in prayer as he still has a long road to recovery ahead of him.
I am so, so sorry about your dad. I will keep him in my prayers.
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How awful. Will keep your dad my in my prayers.
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Your family will be in our prayers. Thank you for sharing - I will remind me kids about driving with their arm on the window

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My goodness. I am so sorry for the shock and trauma that everyone is going through. Prayers to your dad.

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Old 07-28-2012, 06:11 AM   #7
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Thanks for the prayers. Hopefully my dad will be released to Kernan Rehabilitation Center on Monday morning. He's got a lot of work ahead of him but he is a trooper and I'm sure he will work hard and get through this. Keep praying for him that the good Lord gives him the strength to cope. Please and Thank You so much
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:01 PM   #8
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So awful to hear this. He is lucky an EMS worker was behind him and helped with the bleeding. I work in a large emergency room that is a level 1 trauma center and we see a lot of people that are less fortunate.

Prayers for you dad that healing and rehab go well!
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