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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/14/2009 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
...The other thread got to long and was asked to be locked so plz post the updates or prayers thoughts questons here
 
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/14/2009 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Any News ...........anyone????????
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   Posted 3/14/2009 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I am curious because I just looked up some legal stuff. . . How was the drunk driver allowed to walk out of the hospital? In most normal places he would have been arrested for attempted manslaughter or something similar. He should not have been let go, and even if he was let out on OR, it would have required a trip to the local police station. . . Garen, could you please enlighten us further on this situation?

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/14/2009 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I too was totally shocked about that part as well bro.........

I would really appreciate it if we could get further clarity on this as well ........

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   Posted 3/14/2009 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Shock is the perfect word sis, cause if I pulled a stupid stunt like that, the coppers wouldn't hesitate to throw my a** in jail around here. . . Just really ticks me off and is very confusing as to why?
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   Posted 3/14/2009 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
YEP I hear ya there
They have a ZERO tolerance here about this believe me and asket would be in the bucket
I was once thrown in drunk tank at 16 yrs old.........
NO fun
But I never ran into a car causing so MUCH bodily harm to someone
I was just walking home.................... well staggering lol

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/14/2009 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hoping you check in soon Garen............
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   Posted 3/14/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with you guys and cant get my head round how this man was allowed to just walk out the hospital with no further enquires or without being charged. I really do hope the police are planning on following this up as someone needs to be held responsible for this and in my book a man who gets behind the wheel of a car drunk and then crashes into someone causing serious injury needs to be put behind bars. My thoughts are still with Nikki and her family and I hope her condition continues to improve, Garen keep us posted and how are you doing?

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   Posted 3/14/2009 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   

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.

Cass

 


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   Posted 3/14/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Garen, I am looking forward to your update. Question.... Is she on a ventilator (breathing machine?) Has she started to wake up/open her eyes, or do they still have her in a drug-induced coma? Blessings, Julie
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   Posted 3/14/2009 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Garen,

I hope you are taking it easy. You've been there for Nikki and that is so great of you :) I hope you are keeping up with your schooling and everything as well bud. . . Must be getting behind on your classes with the move and all of the chaos. Take care and don't neglect yourself my friend :)
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   Posted 3/14/2009 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   

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.

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   Posted 3/14/2009 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe when Garen said the other driver "walked right out of the hospital" he meant physically. Like, the drunk driver wasn't injured and was capable of walking (even if it was in cuffs and w/ police) but who knows.
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   Posted 3/14/2009 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   

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.

Kitt


 

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   Posted 3/14/2009 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, Fitzy. . . I am upset and you are right in your thinking. . . Could be descriptive instead of the reality of the situation. S.S. I feel the same and that is concerning me as well.

Prayers are with you Lil Nikki!

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   Posted 3/14/2009 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Garen,
Glad to hear your eating today. Take care of yourself. Listen to Scott, he looks at you like a younger brother & really has your best interests in mind.

I was praying for Nikki all night & will continue praying for her now. I am happy to hear that the docs at least found out what was causing the problems with her & are keeping close watch over her. I do pray that she is able to beat the flu very quickly & get back to healing her other injuries. Hugs to you & the family. :)

All,
I think we really need to stay focused on Nikki, but I used to work with the lobby against drunk driving in my state. It is different in every state, so I'm not sure what all the rules are where Nikki lives. The driver would have gotten several tickets for misdemeanor offenses at the time of the collision. He would have had his license suspended immediately for 30 days, pending trial. Beyond that, there are different levels of felonies with which he could be charged. Sometimes the DA wants to see the extent of injuries before deciding which class of felony to charge the driver with. They don't have to do that in all cases, at least in some states, but it is not uncommon to wait and see what happens. At a minimum, he will be facing serious fines & jail time. On top of that, Nikki & her family have the option to try and sue for civil damages, though usually that would start after the criminal case concludes.
Hopefully that answers some of your questions. I understand how easy it is to get angry at that driver. Honestly, I personally believe that no one should be allowed to drive if they've had even one drink & I'm sure this guy had many more. But Garen & Nikki's family need to focus on caring for her right now, not trying to chase down what's going on with that driver. There will come a time for all that, but right now Nikki needs all the positive energy we can send her way.

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frances

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   Posted 3/14/2009 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   

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.

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   Posted 3/14/2009 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   

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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   Posted 3/14/2009 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Garen,
Thank you for your update. I'm very glad to hear that she is still stable. She is strong and will pull through just fine. I keep praying for her every day and night as I'm sure everyone here is. You just remember to continue taking care of yourself also....if not, you know Scott is going to tell on you....LOL!! You take care and I will be checking throughout the night.
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   Posted 3/14/2009 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the update Garen'it has been a long
 wait I know you need to rest and you deserve too Thanks for keeping us all in the loop

Thoughts n prayers to her and her family and to you as well

LYN

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   Posted 3/14/2009 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Garen said...

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

Garen you never need to apologise for taking a break and getting some sleep. nono   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-

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   Posted 3/14/2009 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so glad to hear that Nikki is doing a bit better.  Garen, I know you're probably sick of hearing it, but take care of you too.  I'll be sending out more prayers for both of you!
 
If anyone is interested: If you visit the site for the hospital that Nikki is in, you can send her a cheer card right from the site.  Thought it would be easier since there is some confusion about where to send cards right now.

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   Posted 3/14/2009 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Goodnight Garen....and thanks for posting once more. Get some rest and good job with keeping up on yourself today. I know it's been hard but you are doing a superb job. You take care.
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   Posted 3/14/2009 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Garen,

I was thinking, one day in the future, Nikki will read all the threads and know just how much she is loved. That will be such an exciting day!

I agree that every hour means she's that much better, and each day too!

Maybe the smile is because she IS having good dreams!

Look forward to more updates! Take care of yourself!
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   Posted 3/15/2009 12:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Garen

Thanks for the updates you take care mate
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