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    Many of you know or least know of me, either from postings here or meeting at events. I've so many many times read "Jingles" needed threads here and felt my own heart go out to the poster, but until today honestly never imagined I would find myself posting a plead for prayers.....I ask that you bear with me through this as I've not slept well in almost 48 hours and my thinking may be a bit fuzzy.

    I feel the need to turn to friends and family right now for emotional support and most importantly the power of prayers. My 19 year old God Daughter, Maggie, arrived a little over a week ago. She and our other "adopted" daughter, Monica, were going to be working the summer season with us....they came in early to have a chance to visit the new homestead here in KY. We were all having such a wonderful time together~sightseeing and special projects as a family.

    On Thursday afternoon, Maggie asked Uncle Greg to make his famous french toast.....he of course agreeded but needed someone to go to the grocery store for more milk and bread. Maggie left our driveway in her 3 week old new car at 2:45PM. At 4:01PM our phone rang, it was a paramedic named Patrick telling Greg our precious Maggie had been in an accident. As she was pulling out of the grocery store onto the highway a Lincoln Town car t-boned the driver's side of Maggie's Nissan. She was trapped in her car, being crushed between the drivers door and the center console. Maggie weighs less than 100 pounds, the impact speed was determined to be at least 45-50mph, and the frame of her car was bent in on her. The people in the town car walked away from the crash with little to no injuries. All parties were wearing seat belts.

    Maggie was taken to the local ER complaining of her left hip hurting. Xrays there revealed a severe break that required finding a safe way to transfer her to a trauma specialist. We all left this ER at approx 6:45PM to UK Medical Center in Lexington. The ER staff at UK were awaiting us and began to exam the reports, xrays, and Maggie all over again. All the nurses and Dr's were concerned upon seeing the xrays that had come with us. A complete new set of xrays, cat scans, labs,...you name it began and continued throughout the very long night. The immediate diagnosis was a "substanial compressed fracture of the pelvic bones on the left side and severe fracture of the hip socket-joint of the left side." The one constant miracle at this point was no signs of internal organs being damaged, but a concern that a piece of the bone fraggments may or could punture the bowel or "female" areas was still evident and to be monitored. As you can well imagine Maggie was suffering intense levels of pain, thankfully the staff were able to provide medication to help relieve some of it. The ortho surgeon came to talk with us after reviewing the xrays and cat scans, explaining that the need to get Maggie into a form of traction to pull the hip out and away from the pelvic damage was the first critical step. She was to be sedated, a metal rod would be placed through her leg just below the knee with the appro weights attached to pull the hip and that a pelvic exam would be done if possible to check for puntures.

    I had called her parents in Mississippi throughout the beginning of this nightmare. They were on the road headed to KY by 7-8PM eastern standard time, which was a 9-10 hour drive for them. They arrived at UK around 5:15AM just as the Dr's were prepping to begin the sedation for the traction phase, so they were able to talk with Maggie and the staff before she went under. The most amazing small world episode happened when the team of Dr's came in to go over the procedure....one of the Dr's noticed my Rolex jacket and commented on it....after a moment of chatting we discovered the Dr and I knew each other from the Chronicle of the Horse discussion boards. This somehow made me feel alot more at ease with what was about to happen. The procedure lasted about an hour and half, went as planned and we were now about to be moved finally out of the ER to a private room.

    Greg arrived to relieve us around 9:30AM Friday morning. When her parents and I left Maggie was finally sleeping a little more comfortably and stable. The traction had helped to ease some of the pain and finally getting the neck brace off (after 16 hours of wearing it)made real sleep come easier for her. After getting a little nap and some food into us all, Maggie's parents and Monica returned to relieve Greg around 6:30PM. Maggie's mom Kathy stayed the night with her, while Jim and Monica returned to my house around 10PM to inform us all of a set back in Maggie's condition. Along with developing a fever that evening her blood levels have begun dropping throughout the night. She is monitored very carefully and blood levels checked every hour as this may be an indication of internal blood loss somewhere. No surgery can on the pelvis or hip can be considered until she is stable again. We are currently in a holding pattern with no answers to anything and alot more worries.

    I will taking up residence at her room this afternoon but wanted, no truth is needed an outlet for my worries and fears....so here I am posting here, pleading for prayers. Maggie is so precious to us, we love her as if she were our own child. Please remember her in your thoughts and prayers throughout the next few days. She is a beautiful young lady, very bright, and loved by all who know here. This is going to be a very long and difficult recovery process for someone so use to being active. She will be unable to bear any weight on the left side for a min of 3-4 months and will then face months of rehab work. While she has been so very brave through this ordeal, what lies ahead for her will be so hard on her spirit. Please send a good thought her way.....she needs them now.

    From the bottom of our hearts...we thank you all.

    Flashe and the Gang



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    Many of you know or least know of me, either from postings here or meeting at events. I've so many many times read "Jingles" needed threads here and felt my own heart go out to the poster, but until today honestly never imagined I would find myself posting a plead for prayers.....I ask that you bear with me through this as I've not slept well in almost 48 hours and my thinking may be a bit fuzzy.

    I feel the need to turn to friends and family right now for emotional support and most importantly the power of prayers. My 19 year old God Daughter, Maggie, arrived a little over a week ago. She and our other "adopted" daughter, Monica, were going to be working the summer season with us....they came in early to have a chance to visit the new homestead here in KY. We were all having such a wonderful time together~sightseeing and special projects as a family.

    On Thursday afternoon, Maggie asked Uncle Greg to make his famous french toast.....he of course agreeded but needed someone to go to the grocery store for more milk and bread. Maggie left our driveway in her 3 week old new car at 2:45PM. At 4:01PM our phone rang, it was a paramedic named Patrick telling Greg our precious Maggie had been in an accident. As she was pulling out of the grocery store onto the highway a Lincoln Town car t-boned the driver's side of Maggie's Nissan. She was trapped in her car, being crushed between the drivers door and the center console. Maggie weighs less than 100 pounds, the impact speed was determined to be at least 45-50mph, and the frame of her car was bent in on her. The people in the town car walked away from the crash with little to no injuries. All parties were wearing seat belts.

    Maggie was taken to the local ER complaining of her left hip hurting. Xrays there revealed a severe break that required finding a safe way to transfer her to a trauma specialist. We all left this ER at approx 6:45PM to UK Medical Center in Lexington. The ER staff at UK were awaiting us and began to exam the reports, xrays, and Maggie all over again. All the nurses and Dr's were concerned upon seeing the xrays that had come with us. A complete new set of xrays, cat scans, labs,...you name it began and continued throughout the very long night. The immediate diagnosis was a "substanial compressed fracture of the pelvic bones on the left side and severe fracture of the hip socket-joint of the left side." The one constant miracle at this point was no signs of internal organs being damaged, but a concern that a piece of the bone fraggments may or could punture the bowel or "female" areas was still evident and to be monitored. As you can well imagine Maggie was suffering intense levels of pain, thankfully the staff were able to provide medication to help relieve some of it. The ortho surgeon came to talk with us after reviewing the xrays and cat scans, explaining that the need to get Maggie into a form of traction to pull the hip out and away from the pelvic damage was the first critical step. She was to be sedated, a metal rod would be placed through her leg just below the knee with the appro weights attached to pull the hip and that a pelvic exam would be done if possible to check for puntures.

    I had called her parents in Mississippi throughout the beginning of this nightmare. They were on the road headed to KY by 7-8PM eastern standard time, which was a 9-10 hour drive for them. They arrived at UK around 5:15AM just as the Dr's were prepping to begin the sedation for the traction phase, so they were able to talk with Maggie and the staff before she went under. The most amazing small world episode happened when the team of Dr's came in to go over the procedure....one of the Dr's noticed my Rolex jacket and commented on it....after a moment of chatting we discovered the Dr and I knew each other from the Chronicle of the Horse discussion boards. This somehow made me feel alot more at ease with what was about to happen. The procedure lasted about an hour and half, went as planned and we were now about to be moved finally out of the ER to a private room.

    Greg arrived to relieve us around 9:30AM Friday morning. When her parents and I left Maggie was finally sleeping a little more comfortably and stable. The traction had helped to ease some of the pain and finally getting the neck brace off (after 16 hours of wearing it)made real sleep come easier for her. After getting a little nap and some food into us all, Maggie's parents and Monica returned to relieve Greg around 6:30PM. Maggie's mom Kathy stayed the night with her, while Jim and Monica returned to my house around 10PM to inform us all of a set back in Maggie's condition. Along with developing a fever that evening her blood levels have begun dropping throughout the night. She is monitored very carefully and blood levels checked every hour as this may be an indication of internal blood loss somewhere. No surgery can on the pelvis or hip can be considered until she is stable again. We are currently in a holding pattern with no answers to anything and alot more worries.

    I will taking up residence at her room this afternoon but wanted, no truth is needed an outlet for my worries and fears....so here I am posting here, pleading for prayers. Maggie is so precious to us, we love her as if she were our own child. Please remember her in your thoughts and prayers throughout the next few days. She is a beautiful young lady, very bright, and loved by all who know here. This is going to be a very long and difficult recovery process for someone so use to being active. She will be unable to bear any weight on the left side for a min of 3-4 months and will then face months of rehab work. While she has been so very brave through this ordeal, what lies ahead for her will be so hard on her spirit. Please send a good thought her way.....she needs them now.

    From the bottom of our hearts...we thank you all.

    Flashe and the Gang



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    Oh my gosh! I am so sorry! Many jingles!!! She will be in my thoughts and prayers...
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    Oh my goodness, Flashe, that's terrible. I read the story and was amazed by her strength to survive. It can be so scary and surreal when this sort o fthing happens. It feels like you are standing outside your own body watching it happen.
    My husband had a bad motorcycle accident last year and I can empathize with how you feel. It's the worst feeling ever to stand there and be powerless to help someone you love so dearly.
    So, best wishes to Maggie for a speedy recovery. Sending many prayers and jingles. Good luck.
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    Prayers and jingles from Ontario and the whole gang at Summerhill.
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    Oh, I am so sorry for you, for Maggie, her parents and the whole family. I am sending my thoughts and prayers and some strength for her to get through this. I am so VERY VERY sorry.

    My dad was also in a motorcycle accident back on New Years Eve of 2003. While not having quite the trauma that your God Daughter has, he did suffer quite a bit. He got t-boned by a car as well, it hit his leg, but fortunately, the driver of the car was only doing 30 or so, compared to 50+. He is fine (for the most part) now, but it was a long and painful recovery. The support and strength of family and friends during a time like this is unbelievably effective. I am praying for you and Maggie. Stay strong for her, no matter how difficult it is.
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    Flashe, know that you and your family and friends, are in our thougts and prayers! Horsepeople are an amazing group as you know .... through positive thinking and prayers you all will be able to get through this. Good luck and Hang in there and know you have a lot of people thinking and praying for you all.
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    Am heading back to the hospital now, but wanted to express our deepest "Thanks" for the kind words and prayers! Please keep the prayers going~we're not out of the woods completely yet. And while Maggie is showing truly amazing courage through each moment, it is in truth so frightening to her and the rest of us.

    I spoke with her mom a little while ago, the fever has gone down just a tad and we're waiting on an update of the blood levels taken this morning. Surgery is still looming ahead of her, depending on how stable the weekend proves maybe sometime next week. Much of everything is still up in the air at this point.

    I am taking these postings to Maggie as I think it will greatly touch her heart to see how "my world" of horsey folks care so much. She was just coming back into this horsey lifestyle and so enjoying be back around horses again when this tradegy changed her plans. I believe your messages will greatly lift her spirits.

    Again, our deepest appreciation to you all!
    Flashe and the Gang



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    Urgent jingles for her and all her connections for as long as it takes. Same curb chain since Aiden; it is polished for use and effective.

    You be sure to eat and rest; your strength comes through so clearly in your post; others will need this strength in days to come. Don't forget to care for yourself as others will need your gifts.

    Strongest prayers headed your way. And biggest hugs, too, for you.

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    June
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    PRAYING FOR MAGGIE!

    She sounds like an exceptional young lady who will get through this challenge...after all the horses will be waiting for her return!



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    I'll be keeping Maggie in my thoughts, best of luck on a speedy recovery!
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    Jingling like crazy from Georgia for Maggie. You, the rest of her family and she herself are in my thought and prayers.



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    Jingles for Maggie and both her families.



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    Well, I don't have any curb chains laying around, but I just finished praying for Maggie, her parents, you and your husband, and the Dr's who are caring for her. It's so much harder watching someone you love, in pain then it is for you yourself to hurt. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_frown.gif Please keep up updated on what I am sure will be her continued progress.



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    Prayers and jingles for MAggie from North Carolina. As Parminch said, horse people are an amazing group of people- very symathetic and also empathetic. You will find the strength that you will need here.
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    Flashe, I will be praying very hard for Maggie. This must be so hard for all of you.. Just know that we are out here praying for her recovery.
    Stay strong and big ((((HUGS)))) to all of you.



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    Prayers and jingles for Maggie from Tampa, FL. She is very lucky to be alive. Is she into horses also?



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    Flashe,

    I am so terribly sorry to hear about that..>BUT, (there's always a but isn't there?!?!) Maggie seems like a very bright and brave girl which will only help her beat this set back.

    Alot of hospitals offer "E-Cards". People can email their well wishes to the hospital with her name and room # and they will print out a card for her. You should look into whether or not the hospital has this. If they do, I'm sure alot of us would LOVE to send her get well wishes.



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    Many jingles for Maggie! She is young and that will also help!



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    Flashe, I've moved and now live literally fifteen minutes away. I'm PTing you my phone number, let me know if you need ANYTHING. I'm especially good and bringing food since I know that hospital food is terrible!


    and of course, jingles

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