Thursday, February 12, 2015

2/12 - Time is Stopped


Last night as I returned from Oakland, I got a call from San Francisco General Hospital. I had to listen to the voicemail twice. Pete was in a motor accident. "He said something about the dogs," was all I could get from the social worker, before I punched in the address and sped to the hospital. I braced myself for blood, bones, even final moments. In my head I know that as a rider, risk is an unavoidable reality and accidents happen regardless of poor timing or other plans. In my heart, I was worried and pissed. We're going to ride to LA together. Please be okay.

He's stable, and was released around 2am with diagnosis: mild concussion and fractures on the right side of the face. They called him back in today for further imaging on the bruise on his brain, and a splint for a fracture in the right wrist they hadn't spotted before. I sat with him while he napped between tests, feeling like I had stolen moments from a far worse fate.

5 comments:

  1. Steph, he is lucky to have you by his side. My thoughts are with you both.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I've only recently been following along. Healing wishes for you both.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh dear, so sorry to hear that. Wishing Pete a fast and full recovery.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thank you for your kind comments. They keep finding other little fractures or torn ligaments (they've now splinted BOTH right and left wrists) but he's doing better each day. The badass shiner under his right eye is long gone already, heh.

    ReplyDelete
  5. My heart stopped when I started reading this! I'm sorry this happened, but so glad it wasn't worse. Sending good thoughts (for current recovery and all future safety).

    ReplyDelete