UPDATE DIRECTLY FROM DAVID MCCRUM –
- SOUTH AFRICA
Saturday, February 13, 9.35pm
Our dear Friends,
Friday afternoon our family was in a serious accident. Julie and John sustained injuries, while Jacob and I received only scratches. We were travelling on a national highway and were pulling a loaded trailer. We were in a collision with a very slow-moving semi and one other vehicle. Our vehicle was the most severely affected and was flipped completely around; we are so thankful that all involved were spared from the oncoming traffic, as there was no median. John has several bruises, and has suffered much shock from the trauma. He has finally started talking again this evening (after 24 hrs) and seems to be returning to the John we know and love.
Sunday, February 14, 9 p. m.
It has been so wonderful to hear of all your prayers. Today I took the laptop to the hospital and let Julie read the 100+ emails and Facebook comments, not to mention the texts/SMS’s from our South African church family. It was lovely to see her face light up, and she commented that “this is medicine!” So please feel free to keep those messages coming. For our South African friends you may SMS her phone at 079 050 5151 (please only during visiting hours, so as to let her rest at other times: 10am, 3pm, 6pm).
I spent six hours today with Julie, and her spirits were much improved. There has been no fever whatsoever—which is what they are most concerned for, as any fever would indicate internal infection. She will only be allowed to begin eating/drinking on Tuesday morning (SA time), so she remains on a drip along with the pain meds and antibiotics. Julie has an 8 inch (20cm) incision from the base of the ribs down her abdomen, but has already begun some minor physiotherapy. She is sitting up often.
John has continued to improve today. He is walking almost normally, and is quiet playful and talkative. He is still quite ‘fragile’ emotionally. Today Granny and Grandpa took him to church and he was able to play with his friends. Thank you again. We cannot say what your support has meant to us; it has been so lovely to know so many people are on our side. God be with you. David N. McCrum
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