God the scare of my life today. THANK GOD my parents are ok!

  1. I was finishing up some HH charting when the phone rang. "Your parents have been in a serious accident but they are ok, can you come quickly"?
    I yelled to dh and we were out the door and there within 10 minutes. I saw their car flipped over and I totally panic'd. I thought maybe they said they were ok so I'd drive careful. My parents miraculously were fine.

    My parents are 80's old. They had been hit in the back right side by a person speeding through a red light, their car spun around a few times and then flipped. All the air bags deployed, thank God they had side air bags as well. My Mom was afraid the car would catch on fire so she undid her seatbelt and when she did she fell down on top of my father. The fire department had to pull them from the car through the car window on top. It scared me sooo badly.

    Mom is hard headed. With a BP of 210/100 she didn't want to be transported. My Dad also had an elevated BP 198/94 and didn't want to be transported either. I talked them both into going to the ER in my car. All x-rays were negative. Thank God. My father's left leg hurts and now hours later his hands are bruising. My Mom has several small bruises on one hand. I think in the morning they are both going to be very sore indeed.

    I just want to shout Thank You God for looking out for my parents!!!!
    The police said they'd never seen a car flip like that and the people able to walk away.

    This was my day for a miracle!

    BTW the paramedic was awesome. I was sooo impressed. He said he was more worried about me than my parents. I tell you I was really really scared. I kept hugging my parents, crying, they kept saying were ok, were ok. Faced with what could have been the outcome still has me shook pretty bad.
    Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Feb 4, '07 : Reason: Spelling
  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   JBudd
    Wow, so glad for you that they were okay.
  4. by   TazziRN
    {{{Dutch and parents}}}

    I know how you feel, I've had phone calls like that. So glad your parents are okay.
  5. by   dianah
    Dutch, what a story!! I'm glad you were there, that paramedics were there, that your parents are (relatively) unharmed! Miracle, indeed!! I'm sure your adrenalin is STILL pumping!!

    (((((((((( Dutch ))))))))))))
  6. by   UM Review RN
    Dutchgirl, I'm so happy they're all right!! Thanks, Lord!
  7. by   prmenrs
    Parents! Glad they're ok. Poor things. Keep a close eye on them for a bit. (I'm sure you will!)
  8. by   Grace Oz
    (((((Dutch and Mum and Dad))))))))) So glad they're able to tell the tale of their dreadful accident.
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    Wow, scary indeed. So glad you are ALL ok.

    (((((Dutchgirl and her parents))))))

  10. by   Tweety
    Wow! I'm glad to hear they walked away fine.
  11. by   traumaRUs
    I'm glad they (and you) are okay.
  12. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Wow....I can see why you need to give praise.

    I hope they aren't too sore this morning, and what soreness they do have goes away quickly.
  13. by   muffie
    wishing your folks a quick recovery
  14. by   CHATSDALE
    they say that the third day is the worse..

    what a blessing that they did so well...older bones sometimes can't take much trauma