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John – What was the hardest part of the first days in the hospital?

John – What was the hardest part of the first days in the hospital?

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I think the first night, a doctor came in and said, “What you see is what you’ve got.”—He says, “He’ll never get any better.”  And that is…bad.   Just, you feel like you’re life’s... Show More

I think the first night, a doctor came in and said, “What you see is what you’ve got.”—He says, “He’ll never get any better.”  And that is…bad.   Just, you feel like you’re life’s gone, it was terrible.   It’s been 25 years, and I still break up.  I think that was the hardest part, you know, that first shock of knowing that he’s not going to walk again.  And, I met a woman at the hospital, and her daughter had been hurt a couple years earlier, and I asked her how she was handling it, and she said the trick is that, “There’s no laughter for the first two years.”  I thought that was hard.  But thank God, and with God, we’ve worked to it, and there’s laughter again.  

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John – What was the hardest part of the first days in the hospital?

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Son injured in 1985 at age 22, quadriplegic
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I think the first night, a doctor came in and said, “What you see is what you’ve got.”—He says, “He’ll never get any better.”  And that is…bad.   Just, you feel like you’re life’s gone, it was terrible.   It’s been 25 years, and I still break up.  I think that was the hardest part, you know, that first shock of knowing that he’s not going to walk again.  And, I met a woman at the hospital, and her daughter had been hurt a couple years earlier, and I asked her how she was handling it, and she said the trick is that, “There’s no laughter for the first two years.”  I thought that was hard.  But thank God, and with God, we’ve worked to it, and there’s laughter again.  

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