Well, I'm going to try and make this brief since I'd really like to go to sleep in a few minutes. Let me just start by saying that Logan has never fit into any mold. He lives life by his rules, does what he wants, takes chances and risks, lives for the now. He's always been that way. I could go on and on with examples to support that. But I won't right now. Let me sum it up.
He went to Roosevelt Lake on Saturday with his girlfriend to do some hiking. They parked the car and hiked for miles into a canyon where there were cliffs with pools and waterfalls below. He's been there a couple of times before. But the other times there was a rope to help you repel down from one ledge to the next. This time there was no rope. He thought he could do it without the rope just scooting on his bottom the five feet or so to get down to the ledge. His shoes slipped out from under him and he fell the 30 feet down to a rock next to a pool. There were other hikers around and the rescue report says the bystanders pulled him from the water face down and unresponsive, so it's a little unclear if he asperated or not. He's been coughing up stuff in his lungs, so maybe so. The other hikers went to call for help and then they eventually left one by one, leaving him and Kristin alone, in the dark, cold and extremely injured. About six hours later they saw the lighst of the helicopter searching for them, and finally the firemen or paramedics came and lifted him out of the canyon over boulders, and through water to the waiting helicopter. I got the call at 3:30 Sunday morning. If you've ever gotten a 3:30 call, you know it's not going to be good. I got another 3:30 call once from the police regarding Logan. 3:30 seems to be the magic hour.
So to make a long story short. He broke both wrists and had to have surgery to repair them. He had a dislocated shoulder and elbow and also a broken bone in his elbow. He has a fractured nasal cavity causing his face to be swollen. He chipped a couple of teeth and it looks like his whole upper bite has shifted. His knee caps look as if they have been smashed with a hammer, there are multiple pieces of bone and wiil have to be surgically repaired. But other than that, he's fine. Nothing internal, no brain injuries, no spinal injuries. And that is a miracle.
This is how he looked the first time I was able to see him. He had just came out of surgery.
At that moment it doesn't really matter what he has put me through in the past. You never want to see your child like that.
This is the next day after he got off the ventilator. Much better