Accident or Blessing?????
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Today was just a normal day-walk, breakfast and we decided to take the car out so I could get more familiar with it without a lot of traffic and after that things went downhill!! We made a couple of stops at thrift store (my favorite pastime!). While in one, I spied a baker's rack and I knew our friends were looking for one so I called to tell them about the one I saw. Well, they went to check it out and ended up buying it and that is where the accident comes in.
After we got home, DH was fiddling with the golf cart and I was working in the yard, watering plants and trimming our crepe myrtle. DH headed to another friends to see about helping him with the cart and I was here working away. About 15 minutes later here he comes on the cart with people following!!! Well, he stopped to help take the baker's rack off our friends pickup and instead of paying attention to what he was doing, he was worried about Abbie and STEPPED off the back! Big mistake. He could not get up so a couple of the guys picked him up and he kept insisting he was ok.
When he got home, I took off his shoe and sock and no bones sticking out so that was a good sign or so I thought! However, he not only did a piledriver his foot, but he hurt both of his wrists and his ribs! I took him to the urgent care even though he was objecting. After a 2 hour wait, we finally got to see the dr and eventually they took x-rays.
costochondritis (chest pain from the ribs) (might have a cracked on or 2 but they don't do anything for it-taping can cause pneumonia and we don't need that again!
Right wrist sprain
Left wrist strain
Avulsion fracture of the calcancous (he has torn his heel away from the bone) This is likely going to need surgery-he is being referred to a specialist-hopefully they can get him in Mon.
However, what I think is a blessing due to this accident-when they did the chest x-ray, the dr thinks he has seen a thoracic aortic aneurysm.! He is ordering an MRA - due to his kidney condition he isn't a good candidate for a cat scan. Hopefully that too will be done on Monday. After we get those findings, we will be consulting with his cardiologist. If this had not happened, we might not have caught this and as the dr says, it bursts, it is all over!!!!
DH is in a lot of pain even though they gave him 2 shots at urgent care and he is on pain meds. Please keep him in your prayers that we can get my Humpty Dumpty put back together. We just got thru with his rehab for his shoulder surgery and thought things were going to get better but I am looking on the bright side that God let this happen so we could discover the aneurysm. God has a plan for everything and I trust he knows best.