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Old    Marshallk (marshk344)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-21-2008, 2:47 PM Reply   
This afternoon we took our neighbors and their family out on the boat because theirs was broken. Their neice, Meagan Howes was wakeboarding and took a fall and somehow hit her head on the board. I didn't see exactly what happened. She needed help getting into the boat, but once in passed out. We called 911 and an ambulance and got back to the dock. Took the ambulance about 15 minutes to get there. We rested her on a tube and she was in and out of conciousness and was having some small siezures. She got a few words out but the were too slurred to understand what they were. The ambulance just took her to the hospital.

The very first thing i thought about was what happened to Colby. We can only pray that this is not that bad.


So please send out a quick prayer for Meagen and the Howes family. It cant hurt. Thanks.
Old    Marshallk (marshk344)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-21-2008, 2:54 PM Reply   
They just made the decision to Careflight her to a hospital in Ft. Worth or Dallas with a trauma center...
Old    Wake Pro Marine (jagermeister)      Join Date: Sep 2007       06-21-2008, 3:07 PM Reply   
Our prayers are with her..

Keep us posted on her condition...

How old is Meagan?
Old    Marshallk (marshk344)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-21-2008, 3:35 PM Reply   
I'm not 100% sure. I would say 16 give or take a little.
Old    wake_addict (radikal)      Join Date: Feb 2004       06-21-2008, 3:41 PM Reply   
AHHH i am so sorry to hear that, stories like that is always really really bad. You can be sure i will have a special Prayer for her tonight and hope its not really really heavy and that she will be up really soon.
Old    calix2rider (dmontandon)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-21-2008, 4:19 PM Reply   
our prayers go out...
Old    Marshallk (marshk344)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-21-2008, 8:48 PM Reply   
Meagan just walked out of the hospital about an hour or so ago. She appeared to be fine and didn't want to use a wheelchair. They did a catscan and it came back fine.

Its amazing that she was unconcious and having siezures off and on for almost 30 minutes and a few hours later is up and going with very few problems.

Thanks to everyone that read this thread and sent out a prayer.
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       06-21-2008, 9:02 PM Reply   
Sounds like an answer to prayer, glad to hear she is doing well.
Old    TeamValdez (teamvaldez)      Join Date: Apr 2003       06-21-2008, 9:26 PM Reply   
I am praying for her right now!!!!!
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-21-2008, 9:41 PM Reply   
Wow, congrats on the speedy recovery! Just heads up to be ready for anything and everything the water throws at you...
Old    nEwJ_HoSeR (tinytdubb)      Join Date: Jul 2007       06-21-2008, 9:58 PM Reply   
thats great to hear
Old    dtw. (notsobueno)      Join Date: Dec 2004       06-22-2008, 12:41 AM Reply   
Good news. Tell her to take it easy for a couple days please.
Old    Loren (helix_rider)      Join Date: Mar 2003       06-22-2008, 4:24 AM Reply   
Amen
Old    Dave W (njskier)      Join Date: Jul 2005       06-22-2008, 5:53 AM Reply   
That's great to hear she's doing better. Just have them keep an eye on her for several days. After one of our riders took a bad fall (concussion) he passed out again a day later.
Better to be safe and keep a close watch.
Old    Brian (TXSurf) (bac)      Join Date: Feb 2008       06-22-2008, 7:25 AM Reply   
Wow!!! Awesome to hear that things worked out for her. Definitely rest
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       06-22-2008, 8:06 AM Reply   
a situation where a helmet would have helped eh? I'm hearing more board-to-head stories all the time.
Old    Flight007 (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       06-22-2008, 10:36 AM Reply   
I have never had a rider or myself hit our heads on our boards. I had a tough enough time when they passed the motorcycle helmet law in my state. I could never see myself wearing a helmet on the water (Can you say revenge of the nerds) Glad to hear this girl is ok, hope she gets back out there as she probabbly will never hit her head like that again with her board
Old    Marshallk (marshk344)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-22-2008, 11:05 AM Reply   
I am going to order a helmet tonight. From what I've read the Pro Tec Ace Wakes are pretty good quality. Any input?
Old    Phantom (phantom5815)      Join Date: Jul 2002       06-22-2008, 11:24 AM Reply   
Never say never.

Better to look like a nerd on the water with a helmet than someone special wearing a helmet who has to ride on the short yellow bus for the rest of their life.

Pro- Tec Ace should be fine. Just make sure you get the right size.
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-22-2008, 11:36 AM Reply   
yikes,
good to hear all is well.
threads like this just make me all the more cautious with my riding ;P
Old    Jonny (wakeboardlasvegas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-22-2008, 11:45 AM Reply   
If my board comes off my feet on a fall, I ALWAYS come up covering my face and back of my head and come up slowly to try to avoid these things.
Old    Big E. (wakesetter101)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-22-2008, 1:52 PM Reply   
Glad she is doing good.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       06-22-2008, 1:56 PM Reply   
Great to hear she's doing well. She was better before I even had time to send out well wishes! Good stuff!
Old    Mike Powell (deltaratmike)      Join Date: Jun 2008       06-22-2008, 2:28 PM Reply   
i have a pro tec wake helmet and there is many times i wish i should have been wearing it. i have had a board to head fall before and it wasnt pretty. took a couple weeks for my hair to come back in that spot. but when i do wear it, it helps soooo much. good call. glad she is better
Old    Dan (texastbird)      Join Date: May 2003       06-22-2008, 4:38 PM Reply   
Glad she's doing well!

Everyone please remember to say a prayer that Colby would make a full recovery as well.
Old    kyle (lfxstar)      Join Date: Jul 2001       06-22-2008, 5:10 PM Reply   
That is a really scary thing, glad she is doing well. What is the update on Colby?
Old    rick (justcoz5)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-22-2008, 11:23 PM Reply   
Praise God
Old    Justin Houston (adrenalindustries)      Join Date: Jun 2008       06-23-2008, 9:53 AM Reply   
We should send her some wakeboard swag ... I am glad she she is ok. Always a scary thing.
Old    Dan (texastbird)      Join Date: May 2003       06-23-2008, 10:08 AM Reply   
Colby is still in a nursing home and has not really come back to full consciousness. He can grunt and interact to some extent to communicate. He is getting physical therapy to help get him up and moving. He is making progress but it is very slow at this point. Please pray for him to recover.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       06-23-2008, 11:52 AM Reply   
Wow Marshall, what part of the lake were you riding on when this happened?
Glad she is ok!!
Old    Ben Ax (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       06-23-2008, 12:04 PM Reply   
thank god she's doin better!
Old    Hate2party (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       06-23-2008, 12:12 PM Reply   
Glad she is ok! Im going to buy my daughter a pink helmet today. I told my wife we are all going to be wearing helmets from now on.
Old    wakejjboard12            06-23-2008, 12:15 PM Reply   
thanks for the update on colby dan. he's still in my prayers!
Old    Wakechic82 (wakechic82)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-23-2008, 12:29 PM Reply   
I'm glad to hear that she is ok. I took a nasty fall this weekend too. Landed on the wake and face planted. One binding came off and the board smacked me in my head. I have a nice gash across my forehead now and the left side of my face is swollen. Really scared me and I feel very lucky, could have been much worse.
Old    Marshallk (marshk344)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-23-2008, 12:52 PM Reply   
Jeff, it was east of the 377 bridge across the lake from Harbor Lakes. I'm not sure what the neighborhood we were by is called.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       06-23-2008, 2:46 PM Reply   
I know the spot, kinda over buy pier 144?
Glad she is doing ok, bet it scared the you know what out of you.
Old    Marshallk (marshk344)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-23-2008, 6:31 PM Reply   
Yea, maybe about a little less than a mile east.
I just got in from riding and there was definetely a little bit of a mental block on certain things.

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