Monday, October 20, 2008

Knitter down. Send help.

Jenny opened her eyes today. She was not conscious or responsive, but her eyes opened briefly. We hope this means that she will wake up in the next day or two. Her arm has been repaired and is in a cast. Her CT scans haven't changed - that is, they are no worse, there was no additional bleeding - so she hasn't needed surgery on her head. There was concern that she would lose one of her eyes, due to the severity of bleeding/bruising in her head and face, but this won't have to happen after all, thank God.

I'm breaking my internet fast to ask for prayer for one of my knitters, the lovely Jen who modelled the Cap Shawl for me. She was in a terrible car accident last Friday night, the 17th. It seems she went off the road on a winding highway and hit something...a fire hydrant, or a telephone pole, or maybe both.

She was airlifted to a larger centre early Saturday morning. Her right arm and hand were seriously damaged. She has broken ribs and a collapsed lung. She has a fractured skull...the extent of damage to her brain is unknown as of yet. Doctors have kept her unconscious although she has been upgraded from critical to stable condition.

She is the partner of Karen-of-the-comments' son Bjorn. Karen's family has been in Victoria since Saturday.

Everyone needs to pray for Jen, okay? The above information is all from Karen, but I have heard rumours from other people in town, which I won't repeat but which, if true, indicate that the outlook is very poor. These people need help - Karen and her family, especially Bjorn, and most importantly Jenny. She is only 20 years old and her life has not been easy. She has no family and has had some very poor cards dealt her. She deserves better than this.


But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand...you are the helper of the fatherless.

23 comments:

lizbon said...

Oh geez. How terrible.

maryanne in pgh said...

As your knitting tenderly wrapped around Jen in the breeze in the photos you posted, so shall my thoughts and prayers be all about Jen and those who love her. The mind and the body are _amazingly_ capable of recovery and healing.

I - and I'm sure other HSB followers - pray for wisdom and clarity of thought for the medical professionals involved, and for comfort for the family and friends for those at Jen's bedside.

kate said...

I got nothing in response that I can repeat in public. Gah!

Linda said...

Knowing that God is all powerful and ever present, I know that God is present right here, right now in this very moment and place, wrapping Jen and all of her friends in Love and Peace, guiding the medical team caring for her and manifesting the Absolute Perfect path. And so it is. Amen.

Jenny said...

That's terrible. I will pray!!

D-Ann said...

I will be praying.

Karen S said...

I send prayers and wishes for Jen. I hope she pulls through!

dropstitchknitter said...

My thoughts and prayers are being sent Jen's way.

Jo said...

Ouch - I hope she recovers and gets better soon.

Gena said...

My prayers are being sent their way.

Stace' said...

Praying...

Gwen said...

Me, too.

Kristine said...

Love and hope and prayers to the family.

Susie Hewer said...

So sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with Jen and her family.

Heatherly said...

how is jen? any news?

stitchin' girl said...

I am so sorry about your friend. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

Dave Hingsburger said...

prayer is powerful, we add ours to yours

knititch said...

i hope your friend recovers soon, and happily she is young and hence she is probably strong too.

all my best.

Tabatha said...

Praying too.

Penny said...

Hugs and prayers to Jen, Bjorn and Karen.

Annalea said...

Oh my. I've just gotten back from a nearly-week long trip with very little time online (and no blogs). Jen and those concerned will most definitely be in my prayers. Thank you for breaking your fast to post this.

All my best hopes to Jen and her loved ones . . .

Knitsonya said...

Maryanne said it best. Collectively we hold her in our thoughts.

mel said...

Oh no. Healing thoughts going out to Jenny and strength to Bjorn and Karen.