Friday, January 23, 2009

Aunt Eja

Last night Jarom's Aunt Eja along with several of her daughters, a grand daughter, and Jarom's grandmother were in a serious car accident. They rolled over on the freeway on their way to Salt Lake City. Stacey, Carlee and Grandma (nearly 91 years old, this lady is amazing) walked away with minimal injuries (just some scratches and bruises), Tricia has a badly broken ankle, we are not clear on Jennifer's injuries at this time, but they are not life threatening, and Aunt Eja seems to be the one to have taken the brunt of things.

Eja's liver has a portion that was torn off causing some internal bleeding, her kidneys show some damage as well as her spleen. Both of her lungs were punctured and several ribs broken, as well as a compression fracture in her lumbar spine. They have induced a coma until approximately Saturday afternoon or evening to aid with healing.

It sounds like Eja has a tough road ahead of her and we pray for a quick and full recovery. Our thoughts are with the Allens this day.

15 comments:

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness! How terrible. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family members. ♥

Jewelle said...

Oh my! How terrible. I pray that the coma will help her body recover and that when she awakes she will be able to begin her recovery.

Lee Ann said...

Oh Elena! I will pray for full recoveries for all of them. And.....that you don't get any more bad phone calls!

WishTrish said...

Prayers comin' their way from AZ, Elena! Oh, my! I'll be thinking of you and your family. {{{{hugs}}}}

Jennie said...

Lenes, how terrible?!? I will keep them in my prayers and hope for a full recovery!

Clancy In Idaho said...

Count me in for prayin'! I'm so sorry. There seem to be so very many people to pray for right now. It's been a rough week for you, my friend, hasn't it? So sorry. :(

Nichole said...

Thanks for keeping us in the loop. *prayers coming*

"The Queen in Residence" said...

Let me know if I can do anything, where are they? I hope she is at either the U or IMC then she will get the best care. If you need a place to hang in Utah you are more than welcome. I will send blessings and hope for a speedy recovery.

Tamie said...

wow! prayers all around. but blessings in abundance, eh?

Deanna said...

Oh my. We will keep your family in our prayers. I actually read about this accident in the Deseret News. At least it sounds like it could have been this accident. How awefully frightening.

Miki said...

Oh no! Wow, this just changes your mood from light to serious in about two seconds. I'm so sorry, and so absolutely amazed at those who walked away.

My thoughts though turn to Aunt Eja. They're sombre and respectful. I will say a silent prayer for her right this instant.

Dawnyel said...

Oh, my!! I'm so sorry...and hope things turn out okay!

Jennifer P. said...

Yes--adding my prayers too! A miracle that as many were ok as they were!!!

Tonya said...

I am so sorry... they will be in our prayers. I haven't much time lately to catch up on blogs...please give Jarom a big hug. Love ya

Trish said...

Oh Elena, I've been away for a couple of days, so I hadn't read this......

I am so sorry, yet very thankful that everyone survived.

My prayers will include all these ladies. Keep us posted.