At around 8:30 pm on Friday, October 21, 2011, Sherry lost control of her bicycle and flipped over the handle bars. I was with her, and rushed to her side immediately. She was unconscious, lying on her back, and a pool of blood formed under her head.

She regained consciousness within seconds, but was obviously dazed and confused.

Several passersby offered to help; including one physician who gave her a quick look and told me to take her to the hospital.

We were less than two miles from home (Sager & Loch Lomond). I called our son Sam and told him to load some towels in the car and come get her. He took her home; we left her bike with a neighbor there who stored it for us; and I rode my bike home and was there in probably less than 10 minutes.

Sam called a physician friend of his, who also recommended that we take her to the hospital. We took her to the Bellaire 24/7 Emergency Clinic on Rice, and got great care there.

They did xrays of her elbow and a CT scan of her head and face. They “glued” closed a cut next to her eye and put her right arm in a splint; sent us home about 1:30 A.M. Saturday morning.

Here’s an excerpt from the discharge report:

Acute fracture of olecranon process of ulna; depressed fracture of the midportion of the right zygomatic arch; fractures of the anterior, lateral and medial walls of the right maxillary sinus; fracture of the lateral wall of the right orbit; comminuted fracture of the right orbital floor