Thank you everyone for the well wishes for my son, Jesse, who is attending Texas State University. He had only two weeks left of school and was hit walking across the street on campus in the crosswalk and green light for him to cross. He has broken his tibia on left and right side but is 1 1/2 inches of bone is crumbling so must heal before any surgery can be done. Jesse is not able to complete the semester. I am having his stuff moved out of his apartment next week and he won't get to say goodbye to his friends that are graduating and moving on to other schools or employment. To say he is devastated is an understatement. The pain has not been manageable and keep having to go back to the ER to get intermuscular injections for pain and IV pain meds. He just lost his summer job at the local theater here where he had 4 productions scheduled plus other outside employment. I retained a lawyer yesterday after the ortho specialist said Jesse had to remain in a hardwire brace for a minimum of 3 months with absolutely no weight bearing so the bones can heal. We are waiting to hear if the school is giving him an incomplete for the semester or can work something out for him. Drafting class is out of the question at the moment. I am dealing with his nightmares and screaming flashbacks of being thrown onto the hood of a car and then backward flying onto the pavement. I am very grateful he is alive but his future  plans are unknown. Thank you all for your replies. Judith

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Oh, honey, how awful. So sorry for what Jesse's going through & you with him.

Is he still in terrible pain?

Any friends who could visit him?
His school is about 2 1/2 hours away from where I live. All his friends are in school until mid- May. There are no friends left here as everyone has gone to college and moved on. Summer job just let him go.
Judith, I'm sooooo sorry! Maybe if I can't do anything else but keep you laughing at times that will help. Tell Jesse we're all pulling for him!




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