Monday, August 11, 2014

A request for good vibrations

Elaine’s brother Marshall Fine was in a horrific car accident last week. We learned about it late Saturday night and spent Sunday in Kentucky, visiting him in the hospital and retrieving his stuff from his car. We were assisted by an incredibly kind state trooper and an equally kind tow-operator.

The injuries are grievous, but there is much reason to think that Marshall will recover. If you have some good vibrations to spare, please send them his way.

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7:55 p.m.: As I wrote in a comment earlier today, there’s less reason to be hopeful than there was when I wrote this post. But Marshall is getting excellent care, and we are still hopeful.

comments: 14

Daughter Number Three said...

So sorry to hear it! Hoping for a speedy recovery.

The Crow said...

You got it, Michael. Good vibes going out to Marshall - and you and Elaine.

Best wishes, all around.

Stefan said...

We'll think good thoughts here too, Michael, and we're hoping for the best.

Fresca said...

Oh, dear...
Yes, yes, yes to sending best wishes (vibes) for vis medicatrix naturae (should that be in the ablative? I've forgotten my Latin grammar...)
anyway, for the healing power of nature on Marshall's behalf.
And for comfort for you and Elaine---that's a shock...

JuliaR said...

That is terrible. I am sending good vibes your way.

Michael Leddy said...

Thanks, everyone.

It seems that there’s now less reason to be hopeful than there was when I wrote this post. But Marshall’s getting excellent care, and we are still hopeful.

Geo-B said...

I'm sorry to hear this. I wish you well.

Michael Leddy said...

Thanks, George.

The Crow said...

How is Marshall doing, Michael? Hope all is well - or, at least, getting there.

Michael Leddy said...

Far from well, but he’s doing better today than yesterday. I’ve refrained from posting more details, but Elaine is doing so on her Facebook page. Marshall has serious head injuries. They road back — if there is to be one — will be long and difficult.

Thank you for asking after him.

Diane Schirf said...

Thinking good thoughts . . .

Michael Leddy said...

Thanks, Diane.

Fresca said...

Just checking in...
I'm sorry the news isn't better (yet) for Marshall, and for you and Elaine.

Michael Leddy said...

Thanks, Fresca. It’s not good news today. What we’re learning is that a downturn can be sudden, but improvement, if there’s to be improvement, will take a long time.