I'm back at home trying to get a couple hours of sleep and then trying to catch up my work responsibilities. After that, Abby needs some new prescriptions so I'll go get those and then bring the babies home.
The final tally:
Garrett: pelvis broke in two places, non-operative, probably a back brace; fractured L5 vertebrae, non-operative; fractured thumb; nose not broken; ankle sprain, shoulder contusion, eight stitches in right wrist, other lacerations... Admitted to hospital. His injuries were not life threatening but he may feel like death for a few days.
Michelle’s brother is stable, admitted too; internal injuries and facial lacerations. He also has a fractured L5 vertebrae.
Michelle's little sister was banged up a little but released after a couple of hours, sore. Being the only one not knocked out in the wreck, she had quite a story to tell. She actually crawled halfway out a window to look around right after the crash, and got stuck. She hung halfway out a window for half an hour until help arrived. It was about 30 degrees out and she got mildly hypothermic. Ironically, Garrett had a lap full of snow and got extremely cold during his 45 minutes of being pinned but the snow probably helped keep the swelling down on his injuries.
They all had to be cut out of the vehicle. Thank you for all your kind messages and concern and prayers.
Abby, Landis and Sami are with some of our best friends. They are well cared for. Abby will probably be back in the hospital in 3-4 days. Her spinal pressure is going up noticeably. I have to be gone for 4 days next week because of my job and it is unavoidable.
Please pray for us to have wisdom, health and finances to figure out how to care for Garrett and Abby… oh yeah, and our three other kids at home. Even for us, it's going to be a special challenge to juggle work, house, cancer, car wreck and tying our shoes for the next couple of weeks.
We covet your prayers… it has been a Christmas full of opportunities for faith. God is good and the more difficulties we have, the more He has the opportunity to bless and show His unfailing provision.