Saturday, April 26, 2008

Accident Victims


On Thursday, I was driving the Geo Prism heading East on Warner. I had the green light and was passing through the intersection at Val Vista when an SUV came barreling towards me from my left. I slammed on my breaks and swerved out of the way as much as I could but this SUV was going Fast and gave me little time to react so we collided with each other going at at least 45 mph. She hit my front passenger side.


The impact was really hard. I thought we were all dead. The SUV even rolled over. The Geo is totaled. I couldn't really move or breath right after impact but I heard the girls in the back seat crying and screaming and that was music to my ears. Since I'm pregnant, I was air-evacuated to the Good Samaritan hospital. The paramedics had me on the stretcher and were working on me before air-lifting me and asked me if I had felt the baby kick and that is when I completely lost it -screaming and bawling- because I hadn't felt the baby kick since the accident and the thought of loosing the baby killed me.

Once we were in the chopper, they got a heart beat on the baby and I felt baby kick so that was a huge waive of relief. By this time, Dan was at the accident and he road with the girls on an ambulance to Good Samaritan.

Once at the hospital they gave me a cat-scan and took xrays of my chest and did blood work. They were only going to keep me at the hospital for 4 hours but I was having regular contractions so they kept me over night. Sydney and Alex got checked out and seem to be fine. Poor Sydney has nasty bruises from the seat belt and she was feeling a lot of pain and has had stifness in her back and neck (hopefully she doesn't have any problems in the future with her neck and back).

I was released from the hospital yesterday and besides this horrible pain in my chest and ribs, I'm doing good (As long as I don't move I feel fine). Thankfully, everything seems to be fine with the baby and me and the girls. We are so blessed to have not sustained any more injuries considering how hard the impact of the crash was.

I have been excited about having this baby but now I am incredibly anxious to hold and kiss this little one that I thought for a short period of time I might have lost.

Thanks to everyone for your prayers and help!

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15 comments:

April Gould said...

We've been praying for you guys. I am so happy you are all safe. Cute hospital picture. Even when you are in the hospital you still manage to make it look all cute. I love how the first thing you do when you get home is blog about it. Thats probably what I would have done too.:)

kdparry said...

MOLLY! I can't believe what I'm hearing! That is SOoooOoo Scary, but I am thankful you all walked away from such a terrible thing alright! I'm sure God has you in the hollow of his hands! I'm grateful you shared this with me. God bless you guys! You look great by the way! I'm excited for your little baby #3! GOOD LUCK and I'll keep you in my prayers!!!

Phillip & Deneigh said...

Oh my gosh! I am so glad everything is okay. I wish I lived there still so I could come cook and clean for you! I agree with April, you are in the hospital and still manage to look gorgeous! We will keep you in our prayers! Love you guys!

Sally said...

I am so glad to hear that you are all safe and sound. Can I bring you dinner or take the girls sometime? When would be good? I am so sorry you had to experience this!

Ami Bethea said...

Oh my gosh Molly, how horrible!! I'm so glad you are okay. It definently sounds like you were being protected that day! How amazing that none of you were terribly hurt. I'm very glad you are okay, please let me know if I can help at all!!

The O'Neils said...

I am so glad to hear that everyone is ok :) Let me know if there is anything that I can do!

waitecamp said...

Molly...WOW!! I'm so glad you and the kids are doing well. What a scary thing to go through. What an awesome thing it is to have the protection of our Heavenly Father. You guys look great in the picture:)

Flaherty Fam said...

I am so glad to hear everyone is doing okay. That had to have been the scariest, most terrifying thing ever. I love your 7 month belly pic...super cute.

Auburn said...

I've never seen someone look so gorgeous in a hospital bed! I'm so glad you are ok, and that nothing bad happened, and I'm SO GLAD to hear that you have a blog. I didn't know until Jill O'Neal told me last night at the ward picnic. Let me know if you need me to take the girls off your hands this week! I'd be happy to, if you need to recover a little bit.

Toni Horton said...

Dad Mason (Roy) sent me to this site as he said he had received quite a scare from you! I can see why! It is truly amazing that your family went through this and survived. I agree with the others... He was watching over your brood so carefully and lovingly. May the family's recovery be total and speedy and your hearts remain warm and deeply grateful as to His Hand on your lives that day. Congrats on your #3 baby! How exciting! Your pictures are absolutely beautiful!! The hospital shot was like a modeling shoot! The 7 month shot worthy of a magazine cover!
I am curious as to what camera you are using? I am a frustrated photography nut, w/o the classes, but love it and enjoy great pictures anytime! We received a Sony Cybershot 15x 8.1 megapixels for our 25th Anniversary last year. Yours seems crisper still!
BTW, I am enjoying reading about your life and family, as I knew your dad in the Army, many moons ago! My name then was Toni Menendez.
The very best to you and yours!!
Toni Horton

The Leals! said...

Molly! My manager is in your ward and told me the other day that you got in an accident. Im glad to hear that you, the girls and the baby are okay!

The Van Fam said...

Hey Molly! I didn't know you had a blog! I just found it on Ashleys... I am so happy you are ok and everything is ok with your kids and the baby too. That is so scary and I know every moms nightmare to be in an accident with their kids. You guys were definitely being watch over! Hope you are feeling better! And it was so fun to see you the other day and meet your cute little kids!

Camron & Lauren Howell said...

Molly! I am so glad that you and your sweet girls are okay. It's been so long since I've seen you. I would love to catch up sometime. We miss you guys!

Andréa Morrow said...

I just found your blog on Jackie's.. so glad to hear everything is ok and hope the delivery goes well :) email me dreadog7@gmail.com so I can invite you to my blog, if you'd like..I enjoy seeing your family pictures and your cute girls!

Jennifer and Carson Brown said...

I can't imagine going through what you went through! Thank Goodness you and the baby are alright! You look so angelic in the hospital picture! You always have been beautiful!!