Friday, December 19, 2008

It's never a good idea when. . .

you husband asks, "How do you KNOW a finger is broken if it's not just completely falling off the bone?"

First, he calls and says he doesn't want me to worry. He is ok. Everything is fine. It's ok. He cut his hand a little, but he's ok. It's not too bad. (I'm blonde, people. I was still not getting it.) Then, he asks me the above question.

[Deep breath]

OK, so this might be more serious than I first was led to believe. . .

He hung up because HE DIDN'T THINK HE COULD DRIVE WITH ONE HAND BLEEDING AND ONE HAND ON THE STEERING WHEEL. . .ya think?

I called his mom, who's a nurse, and who had already talked to him. She felt he should go to the ER. I'm still wondering just how bad this injury is. . .

Then, his mom told me that he called her when he was in the store buying supplies to stop the bleeding and bandage (all of) his fingers.

(For future reference: apparently, grabbing a moving fan blade on a welding machine is discouraged, as it is DANGEROUS.)

We finally convinced him to go to the ER, where he received a tetanus shot. The ER doctor stated there wasn't anything to stitch together, but he could debride the dying tissue. Kevin refused.

I still haven't seen it. I'll let you know if I pass out. I seriously hope this does not cut our shopping trip short. . .Priorities, people, priorities! (I'm SO kinda joking.) : )

6 comments:

Totallyscrappy said...

Only a husband would drive with a mangled hand AND a cell phone conversation!
I hope he recovers quickly!

Lorrie Veasey said...

I will look to future blog installments to see if he "milks" the injury in typical male fashion, as in "honey can you scratch my back" or "Honey can you bring me...."

Glad he didn't lose any fingers though!!!

Speaking of which: is it ironic that my word verification is to lose? Hmmmmmmm

Debbie said...

I hope everything is fine now. Like Lorrie, I sure am glad he didn't lose a finger.

steffj89 said...

Oh Rachel,
I sooooo understand how those phone calls make us feel. I have had a few of them in recent months.
My favorite ever was the one a few months before we got married...
Steff...i think I broke my hand...
ok well how did you do it...
we were um riding 4 wheelers...in the dark...with the headlights off...ummmm the road curved...
i didnt ...
i um think i hit a tree....
me-- wth were u thinking?
him-- i thought u would be proud of me...i missed the first 4 trees

steff

Carol said...

Well, if all the Dr. could see that needed doing was a tetanus shot and a bit of dead skin removal, it's probably going to be just fine.

Your nerves, on the other hand, may need a bit of rehab. ;-)

Amy said...

It is dangerous kind-of like trying to get something stuck out the side of the lawnmower w/out stopping the mower first. It was all in the "mother-saving-her-son" category!