Friday, May 16, 2008

Thursday Night Freak Out



So, why do I have these tools posted on my blog? A pair of tiny scissors and some tweezers? Well, they aren't a helpful gardening or knitting tip - or even a lesson in crafting - oh no, they were the tools that a doctor used to stitch my husband up after he lacerated his tendon in his thumb last night at work. The doctor gave him the tools - said they are good for fishing. LOL.



AND today...after not eating since midnight and keeping his splinted hand elevated - my husband will need to visit a hand specialist and go into surgery to fix his severed tendon. Sigh.

I about had a heart attack last night when I got the call at 9 PM - the time my husband should have been getting off of work to come home - and the person who was on the other line was not the voice of my love - but the freaked out voice of a coworker who was driving him to the ER - my heart sank - he didn't tell me why at first so I was envisioning all sorts of terrors - finally all I knew was that he cut his hand pretty bad.

So I turned my car around - was on the way to the grocery store- and made it to the hospital before he made it back to see the doctor.

Oh it was a gross sight - blood down his arm, on his shoes, everywhere - and then the cut itself - an inch long and a 1/4 inch wide and deep. I guess you could see the severed tendon right there - but it was freaking me out so I didn't look too close or I would cry.

There is talk of workman's comp and physical therapy - but we won't know more until today when we see the hand specialist - wish us luck.

9 comments:

Carrie said...

Only the best bloggers take their cameras along the the emergency room.

Keep us posted.

SuzyQ said...

LOL - yes! We will have to work on getting the gruesome pics from the ER off his camera phone onto the computer tonight. :)

We have to be back at the hospital by 12:30 / surgery is at 2:30.

Jeff & Nikki Goedeker said...

Thats awful! Sorry to hear about that, good luck with the surgery and recovery.

Matt and Jen said...

Oh my God! That's horrible! I hope he heals up quickly. -Jen

alli said...

Wow! I hope everything goes well with the hand surgery.

Nadine said...

Yikes! I hope he's OK. Lots & lots of luck for you!

Momma Val said...

Oh God! Hoping for an easy recovery from all that . . . . . for the BOTH of you. What does he do for a living? That really sounds awful. My husband is very accident prone and I've seen some pretty bad ones but not this.

tina said...

I hope he heals well!

SuzyQ said...

Thank you for all the well wishes everyone - you are all so great!