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.