Claytie's Big Fall

So if you havent heard the news already here it is...  My father in law works as a painter for a company that does several traveling out of state jobs a year.  He was most reently ( last week) in West Palm Beach, Florida.  On Saturday late morning right before our baby shower we got a call from him saying that he was in the hospital and was going to need to hae emergency surgery right away.  As we found out that he had fallen off a 10 foot ladder that morning at work and had to be rushed to the hospital to asses his injuries. 
   The surgery went well but after assessing all his injuries which include several broken ribs, a punctured lung, which is now 20% collapsed, fluid around his lung ( so he has a chest tube in draining the fluid), he is bruised all up and down his side, he ha a fractured vertabrae and a large hematoma that was directly above is butt which was caused by a main artery bursting so he now has a fist size open wound that needs to be redressed several times a day.
    My mother in law and sister in law flew out on monday morning to be with him and are staying in a nearby hotel and there with him mostt of the day and night.  However the doctors have said due to the major extent of his injuries he will likely be in the hospital for a good two weeks and will need to stay close by (no travelling) for possibly several weeks after that.  ( They asked Tracy if they had a place to live there when clayton gets realesed!)  It is going to be a lengthy and long recovery and considering that they are on the other side of the country living in a hotel and hospital im sure you can guess expenses will start mounting quickly.  Anything helps in situations like this even just well wishes for Claytie who is having a rough time right now in pain and mentally trying to wrap his head around being injured and far from home.  As you all know im sure Renee is due in november which is making this of course even harder for both Clayton and Tracy being so far away.  So prayers for a quick recovery and travel, well wishes, monetary donations to help with expenses like food hotel, car rental, and regular bills that still need to get paid while they are away, or if you have an abundance of flight miles or hotel points to donate.  Thank you to everyone!!!!


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Organizer and beneficiary

Mayra Serratos 
Pittsburg, CA
Clayton Carpenter 
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