Friday night was quiet and relaxing. My husband, Andy, and I were on X-Box Live playing BF3 with our friend, Kevin. Kevin, happens to work with our son, Adam, and son-in-law, Ryan. My cell phone needed charging earlier so I had it plugged in over by my TV. At 9:20 PM it started ringing. I could see that it was Cheryl, my son-in-laws mom. The game we were playing was about 2 minutes from being over. I knew that by the time I got my head set off and got over to the phone, it would be done ringing. That was exactly what happened. Then Andy's phone started ringing. He thought I was calling Cheryl back so he didn't answer. Cheryl immediately called me back before I could even start dialing her number. She told me that Adam had been in a terrible dirt bike accident and was being airlifted.
Adam, our 32 year old son, was riding his dirt bike on a farm owned by his friend, John's, parents. John also lives on the farm and tills the land. John's mother, Renee', used to work with Clark, Cheryl's husband. As most people, Adam didn't have ICE ( in case of emergency) by any numbers in his phone, and had everyone listed by name, not title such as Mom, Dad, sister, etc. Since I'm remarried, and Adam's sister is married, we don't share the same last name with Adam. Renee, knew that Cheryl and Clark were connected and called them. Cheryl gave us Renee's number and Andy called. I was too upset. Renee put an EMT on the phone with Andy. Andy heard Adam in the background asking him if he was talking to Andy. They told us they were airlifting him and the other victim to PRMC.
Andy and I changed clothes and headed to the hospital immediately. I called our pastor and left a message on his answering machine. Andy alerted our associate pastor and the elders of our church.
As we drove up to the hospital, we saw the helicopters circling. Andy dropped me off at the ER door and went to park the car. I turned, and there was our pastor, Jason. When we all finally got back to see Adam, this is what we found.
The blood was coming from this 2+ inch gash on the crown of his head. Heads bleed like crazy.
With his loose front teeth, he couldn't bite anything so I made him a protein shake when we got back to our house at 4:30 AM. It put him out like a bottle for a baby.
Andy got his prescription for pain medicine filled on Saturday. Adam slept a lot at our house on Saturday. Lauren and Ryan traveled to his house on Friday evening and again on Saturday morning to care for his dog, Maya.