The longest plane ride her daddy ever took
Monday November 18th 2019, 11:09 pm
Filed under: Family,Life

He’s there with them now.

My cousin’s wife was visiting with their youngest daughter (who’s I think 12) and niece in Australia and were in a terrible accident over the weekend. They’ve all survived, so far. But their daughter was going in for her second surgery today after massive brain swelling.

His wife posted that she had been pouring her soul out in prayer while overwhelmed with the memories, the 40 minute wait for the ambulance, her own broken bones as she was trying to help her daughter not bleed to death, her niece calling out for her mom, who was not there.

And the flies! So many flies, and holding that gauze she just could not keep them away from her daughter’s face to at least offer her that comfort.

And in the moment she thought that in her prayer she suddenly knew: it was the flies. Rose had needed to stay conscious, and the annoyance of those pesky bugs, that insect insult on top of all the fear and pain–

–had been what had kept her awake.

And she woke up again after the first surgery, which was on her brain.

Update: and she is responsive now after her second. Go Rose!

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Very nasty sounding. Prayers for full recovery for all.

Comment by Jan 11.19.19 @ 12:22 am

Oh my goodness. This sounds horrible. So glad to hear of the successful surgery. Wishing them all a complete and quick recovery.

Comment by Joanne 11.19.19 @ 7:31 am

Be strong Rose! Adding to the many wishes of swift and total recovery.

Comment by DebbieR 11.19.19 @ 8:05 am

I would give more credit to the prayers than the flies (in some areas of Australia they are just horrible)

All of our prayers as well for a speedy recovery.

Comment by Holly 11.19.19 @ 12:04 pm

How awful! So glad they’re doing all right so far.

Comment by ccr in MA 11.19.19 @ 2:24 pm

Adding my hopes for good outcomes to the pile.

Comment by twinsetellen 11.19.19 @ 7:44 pm

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