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Starting to get tired of this. - June 28, 2009, 06:29 PM



My 12y/o has been to the ER more times than anyone I know other than Stillie. This was his first actual ambulance ride though.

He was racing through a meadow as part of a riding school a few days before his GNCC race. A rock was hidden by the tall grass and he pegged it in 4th gear, he and his bike cartwheeled across the meadow.



He hit it hard enough to split the rim.



Luckily, he was wearing his EVS neck brace, a SixSixOne pressure suit, knee braces, etc. He hit his lower back hard enough for the rivets on the pressure suit to leave bruises. So I can only imagine how bad it would have been if he had not been geared up.



The bike got wadded a bit as it tumbled, but nothing I can't fix. Actually, I already foxed most of it as he was hopeful that he would still be able to race on Sunday.



Dr discharged him as just being bruised, but he cannot walk without crutches (2 days later now). I think he dislocated his right hip during his tumble. When he came to, he could not feel his right leg at first and it is very painful to move now. The Doc took Xrays and a CT scan, said no breaks so it must just be bruised. We'll try to get an MRI done this week to see if it shows anything more.

I really appreciate the paramedics being careful, especially since he said he could not feel his leg. But did they really have to cut $600 worth of gear off? I can understand the pants and jersey, no big deal. But the neck brace has the buckles right there in front. How hard is it to unsnap it. They cut the straps right at the buckle, not like it was hidden or anything.
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June 28, 2009, 06:33 PM

Sorry to hear about this. Heal up little man and get back to riding soon.
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June 28, 2009, 06:34 PM

So sorry to hear about your boy.

Hope he recovers quickly!


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the accident was surprising... but how big he's gotten is even more surprising. Seems like yesterday he was inviting Barry and I to his 8th birthday party.


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June 28, 2009, 06:42 PM

Glad to hear that he's O.K.


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My 12y/o has been to the ER more times than anyone I know other than Stillie. This was his first actual ambulance ride though.

He was racing through a meadow as part of a riding school a few days before his GNCC race. A rock was hidden by the tall grass and he pegged it in 4th gear, he and his bike cartwheeled across the meadow.



He hit it hard enough to split the rim.



Luckily, he was wearing his EVS neck brace, a SixSixOne pressure suit, knee braces, etc. He hit his lower back hard enough for the rivets on the pressure suit to leave bruises. So I can only imagine how bad it would have been if he had not been geared up.



The bike got wadded a bit as it tumbled, but nothing I can't fix. Actually, I already foxed most of it as he was hopeful that he would still be able to race on Sunday.



Dr discharged him as just being bruised, but he cannot walk without crutches (2 days later now). I think he dislocated his right hip during his tumble. When he came to, he could not feel his right leg at first and it is very painful to move now. The Doc took Xrays and a CT scan, said no breaks so it must just be bruised. We'll try to get an MRI done this week to see if it shows anything more.

I really appreciate the paramedics being careful, especially since he said he could not feel his leg. But did they really have to cut $600 worth of gear off? I can understand the pants and jersey, no big deal. But the neck brace has the buckles right there in front. How hard is it to unsnap it. They cut the straps right at the buckle, not like it was hidden or anything.


I don't have kids.I'm not attacking or being negative.You can't put a price on your child's life.


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June 28, 2009, 06:50 PM

Glad to hear that he is okay.

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the accident was surprising... but how big he's gotten is even more surprising. Seems like yesterday he was inviting Barry and I to his 8th birthday party.
Now theres a name I havent heard in years...how's the old man doing?


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June 28, 2009, 06:53 PM

damm todd ... at least he had all his gear on. I had similar issues after a crash at summit. nothing broken but bruises bad enough to need crutches. he's still young enough to be made of rubber so he will heal fast.


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last I saw him was about 3-4 months ago. He was running around with a foil hat waiting for the economy to fully collapse so he could run to Montana and live in his zombie proof bomb shelter. I'm kidding, sorta.


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June 28, 2009, 07:01 PM

glad your son is ok. its a good thing he was wearing gear.

about unsnapping the neck brace. the pressure of unsnaping it, or the jerking of doing so, could cause damage or somthing. so to be safe they cut.
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I don't have kids.I'm not attacking or being negative.You can't put a price on your child's life.
I agree. Cutting everything off is a mild irritant. Better safe than sorry. The pressure suit had to be cutoff, I would have done the same. The Camelbak and neck brace could have been unsnapped as the fastex buckles were right on the chest. Just something to bitch about, I would still buy those guys a beer anytime for being there and doing a great job.

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the accident was surprising... but how big he's gotten is even more surprising. Seems like yesterday he was inviting Barry and I to his 8th birthday party.

No kidding. He grew 7 inches last year so Helen is now the shortest person in the house.
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June 28, 2009, 07:19 PM

The real question is..How is Mom handling all this? Hope he and the bike heal up fast and get back out there!


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Mom is ok. Donovan is an EXTREMELY active kid, so he gets banged up pretty often. The first time, when he was 3 or so and busted his head open needing stitches, she flipped out. A few years alter when he had a situation where I was checking for a pulse and getting ready to start CPR, she was ok, until she realized what I was doing. Nowadays, she is cool as a cucumber. When I opened the ambulance door and saw him strapped down, my first thought was, "Helen should not see this." but she was fine. The nurses were surprised at how calm, cool and collected she was. When they said something about it, she was like "Meh, I'm used to this."

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June 28, 2009, 08:02 PM

Whoa that horrible but im glad to see he is ok. Hope he feels better and heals up soon.


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