Saturday, December 20, 2008

My babies' DADDY!

Adam had a soccer game on Friday night.  The game was almost over and he collided with a player from the other team.  He got elbowed in the ribs.  He kept playing and about 5 minutes later he collapsed.  He was in a ton of pain and couldn't breathe.  He thought he had broken some ribs.  We loaded up the kids and raced to the ER.  I had never seen Adam in that much pain and he couldn't breathe.  I was really, really scared.  We got to the ER and they took x-rays they couldn't see an broken ribs but his LUNG had COLLAPSED.  Some of our good friends came and took the boys.  A couple of our other friends came to the hospital and gave Adam a blessing.  The doctor had to operate. They cut a hole in Adam's chest and inserted a chest tube to inflate his lung.  They couldn't anesthetize so he was awake for the whole thing.  It was really painful for him.  He could hear the cracking and popping of the muscles and cartilage as they pushed the tube into his lung.  He was then admitted into the hospital.  It was a long night and Adam was in a lot of pain.  He is home now and resting.  We are so, so grateful that he is home with his us now.  Thank you so much for all the prayers and phone calls.  We are so thankful for our friends and family.

13 comments:

DAVIS said...

How scary!!! I can't believe he was awake for all of that!! Poor guy! I am glad he is home now.

Jean Smith Photography said...

oh my goodness...i am DYING! i can't believe that happened. when he left the field, we didn't know what happened...heart attack? broken ribs? wow, can't believe he punctured his lung. get better adam and heal soon for you are not taking yourself out of next season...

Graves Family said...

I would be so scared too! Holy cow! I am so glad that he is home and hope that he heals soon! Who would have thought that soccer would be that dangerous of a sport?

Ashley said...

Holy cow Brit... I can't even imagine... What a scary experience and I am sure SO PAINFUL! I am so glad he is ok! Hope you guys have a great Christmas!

Treo Sanders said...

Oh my gosh. I am so sorry Brit. Tell Adam I hope he gets feeling better. How scary for you and the boys too. That had to be soooo painful. I'll call you later today and get more of the details.
I love you
Treo

Adrienne said...

We are so glad that he is okay. What a scary thing! Wish we could have been there to help! Tell Adam to take it easy and get better soon!

Natalie Service said...

The whole time I was reading this I was thinging...she's making this up...oh, I hope she is making this up...but the details, the details, they are too good to be a made up story...HOLY CRAP she's not making this up!!!!!

Perhaps Adam thought he wasn't getting enough attention. That "six weeks" thing is tough for some guys! wink wink

But seriously - HOW SCARY!!! I hope he learned his lesson not to play soccer. It's the devils game!

But really - I hope he has a quick recovery! I'm hoping for a Schroeder Christmas miracle! If you need me, Natty Nanny 911 can be there for you!

McGinnis Family said...

Oh my gosh! That's so scary! What a relief that he is doing ok now! Your family is in our prayer!

Sim Family said...

I hope adam is feeling better..i hear chest tubes are one of the most painful things...hurts everytime you move. I am sure you have your hands full now two active boys, a new baby, and a hurt husband..I will be praying for you.

Bearden Family said...

What a scary experiance. I am so glad everything is okay.
I need you to tell me how you make those cute bows... I make the other kind all the time, but I don't know how to do the curly king. They are so cute.

Kilgore's said...

We are glad Adam is okay. Sometimes something like that puts the holidays in perspective...at least for me. Merry Christmas.

Megan said...

Holy cow! I cannot believe that happened! So scary! I have to admit that I do love these ER stories since I miss working there a ton! I used to assist the doctors while they performed those procedures. Crazy times! I'm glad he's home and recovering well! Call if you need me!

Nielsen's said...

That does sound scary! I'm glad that he's home and doing better!