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Charles (Captain Weather)...

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by ShipMaven, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    was hit by a car crossing the street this morning. :( He was unresponsive at the scene but is now in surgery for a broken leg. I'll post more (in Safe Harbor) as I learn more.
  2. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Oh No!!!! Praying that he will be all right and make a speedy recovery!!!
  3. popcorn

    popcorn Well-Known Member

    How horrible! Did the driver stop? Hoping for a speedy recovery.

  4. KathyC

    KathyC Well-Known Member

    How awful!! Please keep us updated. Hope he has a speedy recovery.
  5. Karry

    Karry Well-Known Member

    Oh, what terrible news. Praying that everything is okay. Please keep us updated. :(
  6. Donna - dsw

    Donna - dsw Well-Known Member

    As stated on SH - so sorry to hear this - got him and the family in my thoughts and prayers!
  7. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    My thanks to the C@ Administration for specifically allowing this post on the Aft Deck.

    My thanks also to all those who have replied both here and in Safe Harbor.
    I've had no further news, but I'll post as soon as I have an update.

    Thank you again.

    Mary Ann
  8. earl_m

    earl_m Social Host

    Thats terrible news. I am hoping for the best!
  9. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Not really an update - as of about an hour ago, "Mrs. Charles" said he was still in surgery or, possibly, in ICU. She was waiting for the police to call her back so she could learn more about what happened and where his personal belongings are. Charles' son and brother are with "Mrs. Charles".

    Mary Ann
  10. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Charles is out of surgery and in ICU. He hasn't awakened yet. Once he does, it's critical that he be able to breathe on his own without tubes.

    The accident happened around 6:30am local time near his home. Two bones below his knee are broken in his left leg. He aspirated into his lungs at the scene of the accident. It would appear they know who hit him (a retired person), but I don't know if the driver stopped or if it was a hit and run with witnesses identifying the driver.

    While Charles is in ICU, he can't receive flowers or phone calls. I don't know the name of the hospital yet.

    Mary Ann
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2010
  11. Tobyn

    Tobyn Well-Known Member

    Oh no! ! ! Sending prayers and good thoughts his way. Hope he gets all better REAL soon!
  12. connie seabee

    connie seabee Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    Mary Ann,
    Thank you so much for letting us know about Charles. My thoughts and prayers are with him. This is so awful!
  13. sage

    sage Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry to hear this news. My prayers are on the way for him and his family.
  14. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Charles' family and I thank you.

    Here's the latest...

    The doctor said they are going to keep Charles sedated for the next 24-48 hours. His leg was swollen so they didn’t go in to operate, they just put these metal bars on the outside for now. In 5-7 days when the swelling goes down they will have to go into the leg and put metal in (probably pins). So for now he is doing OK on the ventilator. His family won’t know much until tomorrow or Wednesday (depending on how long he stays sedated). No phone in his ICU room and can’t receive flowers there. Only "Mrs. Charles" and his son can call the nurse for updates (even his daughter can’t call).

    It looks like it was an accident. It was foggy this morning in Bloomfield and an older man turned and hit Charles while he was crossing. He said he didn’t see him.

    Mary Ann
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2010
  15. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    Shipmaven - just now logging in and I find this terrible news. My thoughts and prayers go to Charles, and of course to his family, as well. I hope he has a restful night and look forward to hearing better news tomorrow, or the next day.
  16. suer182

    suer182 Forum Manager Staff Member

    Thanks for the update Mary Ann.
  17. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    So sorry to hear this - our thoughts is with Charles and his family
  18. Tobyn

    Tobyn Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the update Mary Ann.
  19. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Tuesday morning's report:

    From Charles' son - dad made it through the night with no complications. They took the breathing tube out and he is breathing on his own.

    He is heavily medicated but stirred when he heard mom's voice - they asked if he knew where he was and he said No, they said you're in the hospital then he was out (the pain meds).

    If he stays the same or improves over the next day or two they will move him to a regular room.

    Mary Ann
  20. maw

    maw Wordsmith

    Thanks for updates Mary Ann.

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