Shot in the face, Jamie says he's still lucky

While his parents waited, Jamie had emergency surgery to clean the wounds and remove bone fragments. At the same time doctors treated his damaged liver and kidney, and wired shut the remnants of his jaw, leaving him unable to talk.

For Paula, it was the longest night. "We had no idea of the extent of the injuries so it was going through out heads - does he have a brain injury? How much of his face is missing?"

The bottom right corner was entirely gone.