Thursday, September 3, 2009

It's a Miracle!

We are at home! Clayton called me early Tuesday morning while we were eating breakfast and told me to get to the hospital that he was being released! I couldn't believe it! We got his RX filled, gathered him up some clothes for the trip and we left yesterday morning! Was a long trip, but we made it OK! I am so happy to have him home with me! He is going to have a long recovery, Doc says no contact sports, no 4-wheelers, nothing where there is a chance of being hit in the head for 1 year! Doc said one small blow to the head and it could be fatal! He still has a lot of swelling on the right side of his head Doc says will go away soon. When Clayton's med's wear off he starts having severe headaches! This morning at 4:45 am he said his whole body was in pain. He has been on so much pain med's he hasn't realize how bad he is hurt!

Does anyone have any advise on how to make a 19 year take it easy for 1 year? I hope this post makes some sense, it's been hard for me to concentrate the last few days! Again, I want to thank everyone for their concern and the out pouring of offers to help me out while in Texas! There is nothing better than a great group of blogging friends! Thank you so much!

Theothertheresa

38 comments:

Found Around said...

So glad you are home. God answers so many prayers! See ya soon. Susan

Lou Cinda said...

So glad you are both home safe and sound! Just tell Clayton he HAS to listen to his mother for the next year! lol

Enjoy him!

Lou Cinda

Tootsie said...

when you figure out how to make him sit...let us all know!!!
I am so glad to hear your prayers...and all of ours...have been answered!!!

Lisa said...

That truly IS a miracle! You are all so fortunate. Best to all of you especially Clayton. You can't keep a good spirit down!
Wonderful to hear.
~Lisa

Diana Leitner and Donna Cedergreen said...

I suggest a leash, harness and a beeper if his body goes into motion any faster than 1 mile and hour. I know a it's little restrictive-but what's a mother to do? Just kidding! I hope his experienc will help moderate his need to seek out the thrill of all things moving fast. Spoken form a mother who has survived her son being 19!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Glad to hear he is doing so much better. Clayton - listen to your Mother! :)

Gwynie Pie said...

Wow - that is a miracle. Such a recovery. I'm just thanking the LORD for answering prayers.

Gwyn Rosser
@ The Pink Tractor
www.gwynrosser.blogspot.com

Pam said...

Glad you are home safe and sound. As for keeping Clayton quiet for a year---I haven't found a way to keep any man quiet for any amount of time! He will probably know when he is overdoing it. Don't think the prayers will stop just because you are home. God is good--all the time.
Pam

Queen B. said...

OOOOOOOOOooo the Lord has blessed you both !!!!!!!!!!!!

Margo said...

glad he will be OK. boy they got him fixed up quick. Glad you have him home with you to recover. How to keep him quiet for a year???? Just remind him that 'he could die' if he doesn't listen to Mom, and that you've worked too hard to get him to this point. :)
Again, PTL that he is doing so well.
Margo

Tete said...

SUPER GLUE!

I'm so glad God let you keep him.

Laura Short said...

Praise the Lord...and pass the Gorilla Glue ;)

Laura.

Frippery said...

No advice on keeping a 19 year old take it easy but so happy for you that he is home safe.

sandra said...

Good luck on keeping him still! You may until the pains are all gone...after that...probably won't be able to keep him down. My son has done all the 4 wheeler, motorcycle, ski stuff, and been hurt very badly...in a full body cast for 3 months after one wreck....I tried to make him promise that was the last time..HA. They just think they are invincible. Sure keeps us moms on our knees. Praise God for His blessings and grace. All things considered, the rest is a piece of cake after what he's been through. I'll continue to keep him in my prayers.
Hugs,
Sandra

Rebecca said...

So glad to hear you are home safe and sound and with your son! Praise God...
Good luck on keeping him down, that is going to be another story - I bet.
Blessings
Rebecca

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

So pleased for you and your son! The best place for him :)
Wonderful news!!!
Irene x

Blue Creek Home said...

I am so glad that you have your son home!

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Theresa, I'm so glad you and Clayton are HOME!!!! I've been keeping you all in my prayers sweetie....and well, he'll just HAVE to behave himself so he can recover properly. I hope you don't mind sweets but I recommended your studio to Jo Packham for Where Women Create :) hugs and love, Dawn

Jackie said...

T, Maybe you could get him some meditation tapes or have him see someone who does guided meditations. It really helps to slow a person down and relax them. Does he read? what about books on tape if he doesn't like to read. He could take up a hobby, now don't laugh, remember when Rosie Grear did needlepoint? Maybe Clayton could paint or something.

Junkin' Yaya said...

Hi sweetie~

So glad to hear that all of you are doing so good!

Our youngest son had a severe head injury (14) the summer before last while at camp. He too, could not be released to play football or any contact sports for a year. And even after a year, will get a headache in the back of his head where he fell on a concrete wall, every now and then.

At 14, and now 15...a year later he still 'works out' but no longer has interest in football. He has just has realized that there is more in life than playing football or in your case...4 wheelers! :)

Trust me if a 15 year old can do this...I have total confidence that your sweet son can also!

Ya just have to "trust" him...and I promise, the "worrying" when he is out of site will ease! :) I know how you felt when you "got the call" that a mother fears! :) Proud of you!

xo...deb

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Oh this is such good news!!! I am very happy for you! God is GOOD!!!
Now after all this just tell your son that he grounded for a year...that ought to do it right?? LOL!
Beth

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

So glad all is better and he is home. Now on ideas to keep him calm. Get him a laptop and tell him to start a blog. I am sure there are some awesome thoughts up in that head.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Glad to hear he's home and you all made it safely.

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

Oh, praise God!! So,so glad he is home. Take good care of him.

Hugs,
Teresa

Cindy said...

Praise God for answered prayers. I'm not sure how to slow down someone that young.....I'll pray about that too.

Debbie said...

The old saying is "You can't keep a good man down" so I'm guessing that you will have your hands full keeping him quiet. God has truly blessed your family. So happy for you.

Junque Couture said...

What a praise report! I am going to thank God right now for his faithfulness! I hate to say it, but hopefully the fear of a fatal blow to the head will keep him in check! But that is why the young and fearless join the service...

misselaineous said...

Thank God...all the prayers have been heard & answered!! So happy that Clayton is home & on the mend. Keeping a 19 year old down? That's a fine question...duct tape; ankle ball, chain & monitor; lock on the bedroom door? Nah...none of these will work...we just need to add more prayers & know that your Clayton is an intelligent young man who will remember how close this call truly was. We can't wrap 'em up in cotton to keep 'em safe...they still have to fly! Have a wonderful Friday, and beyond! *elaine*

Pandora said...

What wonderful news!! I am so happy for you and your family. Your son is one of the lucky ones to be doing this well this fast. I'm sure we can all come up with some ideas to keep him busy at home, maybe something he can do on the computer. What a relief - so happy to hear this news!!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

That is fabulous news! The power of prayer, great doctors and lots of love is incredible, isn't it? I thought of your son and your family last night and was hoping you would have some good news soon. Take care, and good luck with keeping him still.
Hugs,
~Debra

Anita said...

find him a cute young nursemaid :)

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Theresa, so glad you're home with Clayton, and he's on the mend. Whew!

The Green Pea said...

I am so glad you are both home safely. Clayton please follow your Doctor's orders. Have a nice weekend, I know it will be better then last weekend!!! Blessings, Sandi

Norbridge Antiques said...

Let him know that good health is very precious, and needs to be maintained. He is very lucky.

Maison Douce said...

So happy for Clayton!!!! I wish I had a good advice for you.... Maybe record a ringtone with your voice saying stay out of trouble!!! Hehe!!
Isabel

Paige Thomas King said...

i'm so happy for all of you. glad you're able to help you son during his recovery.
paige

Jackie said...

TOT How is Clayton doing? How are you?

Diane Costanza said...

What A relief! Sorry this is coming so late, but have been off blogging for about a week.

My prayers are with you all.