The Clyde Family

The Clyde Family

Friday, June 19, 2009

Randy's crash

As a lot of you are aware, Randy was in a crash on his motocycle yesterday (Thursday). He was leaving his work in Hurricane and a car pulled out of a side street into his lane and he couldn't stop. After skidding for 7 feet, he hit the back of an older model Ford Explorer. He smashed his gas tank, broke the handle bars, and took most of the impact on his pelvis from his windshield. His head went through the back window of the SUV (that's when the $750.00 helmet pays off). He got up and started to walk around and could feel the grinding in his pelvis, so he sat down. There were a few witnesses that called 911. He called me very calmly and told me he had crashed and they were trasporting him by ambulance to DRMC. I told him I would meet him there. I called his brother, who is a UHP trooper and told him to get right over there. He was really close. It was good for Randy to see his brother. I was already getting calls from his co-workers, they were all worried about him.

We got to the ER. They did x-rays and a CT scan and found that he had broken his pelvis along with mild internal bleeding due to the break. At first, they said that we would probably have to go to Salt Lake or Vegas. That kinda made me nervous, then the trauma doctor came in and said he can stay here. He is in room 414. The night was good for him, not bad for me. At 5am the pain was starting to get to him. We'll just have to stay on top of the pain meds.

The orthopedic surgeon came in this morning and said his break is just under the maditory surgery level. He was encouraged that he had been up walking at the scene of the crash. He wants to get him to try walking and do a new scan tomorrow. If the break starts to close... no surgery. If it stays the same or opens more... surgery. So, we have a day of trying to walk ahead of us and hopefully make some improvements.

On the advice of some people I trust a lot, I contacted an injury lawyer about his case. He will be a big help, I can tell already.

I want to take minute to thank everyone for all the love and support, prayers and service. We are surrounded by angels. I have never doubted that, but I have had it proven to me over and over for the last almost 24 hours. I love you all and appreciate all you do for me and my family.

I will try to keep my blog up to date on his condition. Thank you again for everything!!!


Aleisha said...

Hopie! I don't know why but my eyes are full of tears after reading this post... (pregnancy hormones). I am praying for your sweet hubby to recover quickly. Thanks for the update. I have been so worried.

The 5 Happy Dayz said...

You guys are awesome! Randy enjoy the drugs and no matter what keep laughing! You guys are so positive and amazing even when crap is flying off the fan! Hang in there you're in our prayers! Who know maybe we'll see you on an injury lawyer commercial hold a really nice check!

Misty said...

Oh my goodness! How scary for you guys! We'll keep Randy in our prayers and hope for a quick recovery.

"T" said...

Hope that everything turns out ok!!! Troy has already called Randy to give him a hard time!! That is his way of saying I am think of you!! You will be in our prayers!!! Thank you for keeping us updated!
The Swyers