OK what is it about teenage boys that they can think of the most unbelievably crazy activities all in the name of fun! My goal, as a mother, is to keep these boys SAFE and ALIVE!!!! Well, with that being said, I received a phone call Monday afternoon -
Spencer: Sister Croxford, Jesse just fell and he's hurt and freaking out!
Mary: I clarified with Spencer where he was and what happened and luckily Bryce was home so I quickly explained to him and left him with all the little ones playing in our backyard and headed a few blocks away.
I found poor Jesse laying on the parking strip grass in pain and pretty out of it. A few of our ward member (some were adults) were there thank goodness and we all tried to figure out what was wrong. I tried asking him what happened, what hurt (his shoulder and whole left side of his body, and his head. I asked what happened and he didn't remember. His eyes mostly remained closed with some quiet groans of pain! I tried to help him into my car but when I started to lift it was clear he was in too much pain. I needed my hubby to come and help me decide quickly what to do. Spencer and another friend Tiann, took off in the golf cart to our house to take over babysitting until Megan could get there (I had called her after arriving at the accident to see if she could come and she said yes) Bryce came as soon as Spencer and Tiann arrived at our house. Jesse asked me several times what had happened....
Jesse was on his rip stick holding onto a rope and being pulled by the golf cart (the latest and greatest trick) anyway, he wiped out! Unfortunately he wasn't wearing a helmet (which actually had been a topic we had discussed just a couple of nights before this happened) the neighbors had helped him off the road to the parking strip and that's right before I arrived. Bryce and I decided after trying once again to move him coupled with the idea that he was really pretty out of it still, to call for more help to get him to the hospital. Bryce and Brother Anderson gave Jesse a Priesthood blessing. An ambulance came and took him to American Fork Hospital Emergency.
They did some xrays, a cat scan and this is what we found out......
Jesse had fallen on his left side, broke his collar bone and had a bunch of road rash all down that side.