Friday, June 01, 2007

Sayin' Our Prayers ...

Ian Sweep, the son of one of dogmom's good friends, was in a car accident on May 15. A lot has happened since then... but here's the short version:

  • Ian is 20 (dogmom thought he was 23 -- he's mature for his young age) years old, a fantabulous chef and was working at the newspaper in Bismark, ND, until he was to leave for the Navy in July.

  • Ian broke three vertebrae in his lower back and one in his neck, along with some bruising to his lung, in the accident.

  • Ivan, the driver, broke his ankle -- but still walked to the next farmhouse to get help.

  • Ian's surgery to repair the broken vertebrae went very well, but he did incur some spinal chord injuries.

  • Ian has been transferred from Bismark, ND, to a spinal rehabilitation hospital (Craig) in Denver, CO, to begin rehabilitation.

We're praying every day for Ian. See? (We're praying for Ivan and his family, too!)

We think that Ian might actually read our blog in between his therapy sessions... so we wanted to post something about him.

If you want to know more - or leave him a message - you can visit his Caring Bridge site at His mom updates it every day with his prayer wishes and his progress.

(Did we make you smile, Ian? Huh, did we?)

Wuf Ya!


Ferndoggle said...

Add us to the prayer circle. How tragic...he's so young.


Katherine and Pippa, said...

We'll think about him.

Kate and Pippa

Johann The Dog said...

You guys can pray really well! We'll be think about him too!

Gomer & Opie said...

Thanks, Dawgs!

Bala Thiagarajan said...

Hi guys, we hope your friend Ian gets well soon! How was the weekend?

Gomer & Opie said...

Hi Bala! Welcome to DogsAyeView!

Our weekend went well... it was sunny so we were outside a lot and then it was rainy and we had to stay inside.

Hope you come back and visit soon!
Wuf Ya - Gomer & Opie

PerfectTosca said...

Boy you fellas know how to pray! I hope everything turns out ok for that young fella. I'll cross my paws for him.