Best Day / Worst Day of my Life

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat Purchasing' started by Redboots, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. Redboots

    Redboots Silver Member

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    My Hellcat finally got delivered to the dealer on Fri. 9/11 (that was probably an omen). He called me and said there was some damage on it that turned out to be nothing, I didn't mind the 150 mile drive to go see it either. He was going to PDI it on Monday 9/14. I couldn't pick it up on Tues. cause my wife had a doctors appt. (hips been hurting). Wed. it rained all day so I decided to leave first thing Thurs. morning to go get it. Whoopee, after 296 days I was finally bringing it home!

    Got to the dealer and it looked perfect. Couldn't find any of the dreaded paint problems. In an hour we were on our way home. I called my wife to tell her how happy I was. She said that she was thrilled for me but, she had called an ambulance to take her to the small ER where we live. Her hip hurt so bad she couldnt walk. WTF? I started for home and called again in about an hour. She was at the ER and they had x-rayed her hip. The replacement hip that was put in 16 years ago had broken. Completely failed, the socket broke off the pelvis and rotated down around the head of the femur. It was awful looking.

    By the time I got home, the University of Utah Medical Center had dispatched their fixed wing Life Flight plane to pick her up and take her 350 miles to Salt Lake for surgery. I simply could not believe what had happened. In my whole life, I have never had a day where I was both so high and so low. I put the car in the garage and didn't even look at it until the next morning.

    Okay, I have to admit, next morning looking in the garage made me feel a lot better. But this whole thing has just been a cluster ..... Here's acouple of pics, of the car, not the hip.

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    cole3986 Gold Member

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    Take care of your wife, the car can wait. ;););););)
     
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    CNYHC SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I hope your wife has a quick and complete recovery... Nice Hellcat too.
     
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    Brother she'll be fine, I have a friend who has had his hip replaced 2 times, the first was a recall on the hip (1 year after) and now 15 years later it had worn out, he's back on his feet 6 weeks later, she'll be fine.
     
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    Hoping or a speedy recovery....
     
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    Hope she has a full speedy recovery!
     
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    I also wish your wife a problem free speedy recovery!!! Just tel her you will let her drive your car and see how quick she will mend! LOL

    Good luck to both of you and enjoy your new baby!
     
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    Thanks to all of you. I'm hoping for the best. The big problem seems to be that the pelvis is fractured. They are assembling a team of 3 orthopedic surgeons and it's scheduled for Tuesday. I told her that if they have to tranplant a crockadile bone in there they can do it. They are talk'in maybe 3 months non-weight bearing recovery time. Thanks again.
     
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    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    The wife comes first. The car is just a car. Prayers for you both.
     
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    Had a LOT of cars, but only one wife in 42 years. She's a keeper, cars come & go.
     
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    Cimon hellcat SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    We all hope she feels better,
     
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    Keepers are hard to find, I wish her the best. Fortunately, your car is the right color so her pelvis should recognize that and mend perfectly.
     
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    I originally ordered it in Billet Silver, then I saw a Redline one in Arizona. Oh yea, that's the color to have. Re-Sale Red! The irony of all this is, she hasn't even seen the car yet.
     
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    Positive vibes and prayers for a quick recovery for the Mrs.!!!

    Congrats on getting your Cat. Celebrate with your wife once she is back home and comfortable again.
     
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    Prayers sent! Hang in there, Car is beautiful!
     
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