** Thanks to all for being so caring and thoughtful for Nikki
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 3/14/2009 11:58:12 AM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (Green Grove) : 3/14/2009 1:43:53 PM (GMT-6)
Garen: Thank you so much for being such a wonderful friend to Nikki and for keeping us so thoroughly updated. I don't know Nikki as well as you and many others on this board as I usually stay in the depression forum. But, I had a few oppourtunities to speak to Niki in the chat room this past week. She certainly sounds like a very spirited and strong individual. And I am certain that with you and her family being there she will find the strength she needs to fight through this and get back to her son and us.
Make sure you take care of yourself and get enough sleep and food. You're going to need to stay well yourself so that you can continue being Nikki's guardian angel.
Good Afterrnoon Family and Dear Garen,
Well it is almost 4 PM in the EDT and I am wondering how Nikki is too.
As for the drunken driver, having worked in and managed an ER for many years I had a close relationship with local, county and state police, and no, this person would not have walked out of the hospital. He would have been charged with driving under the influence and vehicular bodily injury at the least. To jail and from there in front of a judge for charges. We have the county jail and courthouse right here in our town. I am a firm supporter of MADD.
Also I know she is in a trauma center and was surprised to hear the physician were worried that she might have the flu because her lungs sound gunky when she has broken ribs, a chest tube and just underwent hours of surgery. I would also expect a temp at this stage although I am sure she is on tons of antibiotics. Also her eye is most likely bandaged if it has severe damage. She must have had a huge tem working on her.
I am glad we have the pictures of her from the park as I am sure she is one huge bruise, dear little nikki. Life is so unfair.
I have a prayer group going for her and for her family and for you too Garen.
Please know we are all right here and keeping a vigil around the world for nikki.
That is a thought Fitzy,
I guess the shock has worn off and now members are angry that someone caused the crash by driving drunk and nikki was the victim here.
Thanks for you words of reality.
Good post Frances and thanks for your input. nikki is the focus at this point in time and the rest will fall into place with due process.
You are a valuable member of this great family and the voice of sanity.
Wow. I'm away for a day and so much happens. I am sad Nikki spiked a fever but hope it is down by now. I had to go back and read the other thread (every single post I read) and now am caught up. Garen, I cannot say how grateful I am that you are with Nikki and that you are keeping us up-to-date. What a special friend you are to Nikki and what a wonderful person you are for keeping us updated. I will e-mail Kitt right now to get Nikki's address.
Nikki, you are in my thoughts and prayers and the prayer circle at my church.
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** Fixing my typonese**
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 3/16/2009 1:29:04 PM (GMT-6)
Im here! Sorry I havent been sleeping so I took a nap and didnt wake up until just now.
Sorry I slept for so long! I musta needed it! I'll keep posting as I find things out.
Garen you never need to apologise for taking a break and getting some sleep. we dont want you compromising your health- we are very concerned about Nikki, but we are also worried about you. Please take care of yourself.
Also you mentioned her father being angry- just try and remember that even though you are a great friend to Nikki, her family dont really know you, except for the fact you met her online- maybe because of her Ex and his behaviour, her dad is wary of people he is not familiar with, particularly as in most ICU's throughout the world, only family are usually allowed to be present. Try and understand that he is upset at the situation, not at you.
Hang in there and please remember that its important for you to take care also-