[BVC-CHAT] Deb Barton
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cspappy at msn.com
Tue Jun 23 10:00:31 CDT 2009
Thanks for passing this information along. I am thankful that Deb was not more seriously injured; although, it sounds like her guardian angel was hard at work. C5 injuries can be life changing to say the least. My prayers are with her.
Hit by a side mirror? I'm wondering if a 3 foot buffer (safe passing law) would have made a difference? I'm so proud of Rick "Gov. Good Hair" Perry for his leadership where the safety of cyclists is involved.
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> Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 08:44:22 -0500
> From: jmlinhart at gmail.com
> To: bvc-chat at philebus.tamu.edu; riders at philebus.tamu.edu
> Subject: [BVC-CHAT] Deb Barton
> Bill Garrett sent this to me this morning when he discovered I was
> back in College Station. I'm hoping Deb is doing well and will be
> home soon.
> --Jean Marie (more below)
> Kathy Langlotz sent this to Bill:
> I wanted to let everyone know that Deb was involved in a car/bicycle
> accident this morning on our second day of Bike Virginia. She will be
> fine. No life threatening injuries, but a number nasty lacerations on
> her face (hit a side mirror) that required plastic surgery, fractured
> left clavicle that also required surgical repair, and other minor
> issues (minor fractures in left wrist and C5 vertabra). She's just
> out of surgery. The Orthopedic surgeon said the plastic surgeon did a
> "beautiful job" and that the clavicle repair went well. Last I heard
> before surgery is that they would admit her overnight for observation
> and discharge her tomorrow. I'll keep everyone updated as I am able,
> but am not sure what internet access I'll have.
> Prayers would be appreciated, if you are so inclined.
> And then a day later..
> Here's an update on Deb. She is still in the hospital. Waiting for a
> decision to be made regarding additional surgery on her left
> wrist/hand. Also, trauma docs are monitoring a variety of 'cascading'
> variables related to trauma injury treatment and precautionary
> measures. She is not in a lot of pain and is dozing off & all. She
> thanks all of you for your prayers and well wishes. She still plans
> to fly home with me Friday as we had originally scheduled. She's
> bummed about not getting to go white water rafting Thursday after all.
> And just so you know her spirit is in tact the EMT's at the accident
> scene made note that she was worried about her bike. She also asked
> the plastic surgeon who did the eval in the ER that as long as he
> would be doing plastic surgery on her face could he go ahead and
> include a face lift.
> More later. I, too, thank you for your prayers.
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