Post Edited (harlan) : 6/13/2008 11:56:34 AM (GMT-6)
That is really normal, you care and you want to check it's okay. I certainly would. That must have been a scary experience for you. I hope you get some peace with this, it would drive me a little nutso not knowing about his staus too. Keep us posted k? Bless
As bad as the media is, I figured if the guy passed away, the media would have jumped on that but who knows?
You pretty much read it right. I went home thinking others just went home and got over it quick. It certainly bothered me and I definitely thought it was due to my anxiety issues. I figured most of the others who saw the accident have gone about their lives and put it out of their heads but for all I know, there could be others who have tried to find out what happened. I just can't believe I can't find anything out from any of our local TV stations. The only place I found anything about it was the newspaper.
All accidents that happen on the city streets and highways are public record. Look in the paper or go online and look in the paper. Not all accidents make the news as in a large city they are happening all day long.
If it was a fatality you would have found it.
I was an ER nurse/nurse manager for 26 years. Taking care of those people was my life and I miss it alot. That is how I ended up here, trying to help others and of course help myself.
Also most of you may not know my own son died in a car crash at the age of 21. He never went to the ER. I saw him on TV under a tarp.
God Bless all the people who are in any accident.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
Thank you all for the kind words. I loved doing the ambulance runs before our EMS all became paramedics.
What a wonderful moment in your church Percy. Very Special
Hi Kitt. I am so sorry to hear about your son. You must have been completely devastated. I just don't know what to say except that I am so sorry. That must be the worst thing - losing a child.
I agree that if that accident had a fatality, I would have found it. I've pretty much told myself that he's in the hospital or is home by now. Especially since I only found the story in one place. It just gave me an odd feeling inside seeing all the blood.
Thanks, everyone. And Kitt, again I am so sorry you lost your son. How long ago was that? It still must hurt to this day. I don't know if you ever get over losing a child.
I know how you feel when you see an accident, you are afraid to look yet you have to. I understand that very well.
My son died in 1990 along with his best friend, both dead at the scene. My son was driving and he fell asleep at the wheel. They were drving back from Iowa where they had been with other friends and had been up most of the night playing cards. The other friends were in another car about 1 mile behind them and came on the accident. He was only 20 miles from home.
My son was into body building, weight lifting and eating healthy......no drugs and no alcohol. He was a beautiful young man with a heart of gold.
You never get over it but you go on because you have to and I know my Todd would have wanted that for me. I have 3 other wonderful children who did me so proud as they just took over and put together a beautiful funeral for him. I could hardly move. But I did as I knew it was the last thing I would ever be able to do for this child.
I do well and spent the rest of my career making sure no parent was alone when their child lay in our ER. I was always making sure the parents knew what was happening in the trauma room..........and I won the right to bring parents into the trauma room when their child was being resuscitated so they could see how hard everyone was working on their child and also so they could be with their child. I had to promise to stay with them and I did.
OK, well I rambled............but hey if there is nothing else you can do for an accident victim but hold their hand, you have done a tremendous thing..........you gave them comfort.
Love you all