On March 29, 2014, the day started out just like any other. Lunch with friends, and a motorcycle ride that would forever change our lives. Our parents, Gary&Penny Price were in a terrible motorcycle accident. It's a call no kid, sister, brother, mother, father or friend ever wants to receive. My parents were traveling at highway speed when dads back tire blew. He tried his best to hold up the bike, but gravity took the upper hand, and mom and dad dumped their bike and slid 487 ft. Miracliously mom was pretty much ok. A broken finger, and lots of bruising...but dad, the man she has spent the last 42 years with, was taken from Arizona and air lifted to UMC in Las Vegas Nevada.
Dad's initial injuries were 5 broken ribs, a broke scapula, a punctured lung, a shattered knee cap, and multiple skin abrasions. While dad underwent the first try at surgery, he aspirated, and was put on a ventilator. Due to his injuries, his current health conditions, and his age, a 70 year old biker(lol) he would turn out to be a very 'complicated patient'!!
The past 4 weeks have proven to be the longest of our lives. Dad has fought hard, and anyone that knows him, knows he can be a fighter. He's had pneumonia, multiple blood transfusions, struggled with skin ulcers, and had to remain on the ventilator, which is proving to be the biggest battle!! Dad was showing great signs of improvement, and we were all so very hopeful, but 4 days ago, it was confirmed that dad had ORSA/MSSA, a form of staph in his blood. This was a devastating set back for him, and for us. After meeting with his TEAM of doctors(ðŸ™Œ) we concluded that our journey to bringing dad home, will be much longer than any of us were prepared for. 'Long and Slow' has taken on a whole new meaning to a bunch of impatient women!! Being that we are hotel living, eating out, doing laundry at the laundry mat, and EVERYONE is traveling from out of town, we are asking for a bit of help. Every bit would be helpful and greatly appreciated. Prayers and well wishes are just as important to our family. Our dad is a very humbled man. He has worked hard every day of his life. He has raised his kids to be hard workers and to do the right thing. On his behalf, and from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!