Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Change of plans....

This week I have been making plans, gathering things, and have done some shopping... All so we can leave on vacation on Saturday. We look forward to this every year. A week of water skiing, swimming, playing games, fishing, and being lazy by the lake. Last night Larry was loading some of the things we have bought to take with us and cut his knuckle open on the truck. He was going to just bandage it but after I looked at it I knew he needed some stitched. We called our super hero baby sitter at 8:50ish and asked if she could come and stay with our kids we had just put in bed while I take Larry in to the ER. Her very nice mom brought her too us and we headed off to Corvallis. We have several choices where we live but with all of our ER experiences we have found that Corvallis is the most efficient, and competent service. We got there and I sent Larry to check in while I made a potty stop and when I got there he was getting checked in and triage at the same time. The immediately walked us to a room and we were taken care of and done in about an hour! He ended up with a small cut into the tendon and six or seven stitches. I am not a queasy person when it comes to blood but I couldn't watch as the doctor was poking around inside the wound. He told Larry to not get it soaking wet, no dishes, no long bathes, swimming... I said but water skiing is ok right. The Doctor thought I was joking kind of laughed and said no. I said no I am serious we are suppose to leave for vacation on Saturday. He said it was not a good idea and he wouldn't do it. With it cut into the tendon if it gets infected and the infection gets into the tendon they could have a really hard time getting rid of the tendon! Sooooo We are changing our plans. We haven't set our date for vacation yet. We are still trying to get a hold of his boss to give us a week in August that will work. So there was some excitement last night and hopefully this will work out for the best. Our sweet friends who were going to come with us were only going to get to be with us about 2 1/2 days now maybe they will get to spend more time on the lake with us. The kids are a little sad that it isn't just a few days away now but understand that it wouldn't be any fun if it were them that couldn't swim, ski.... So we just modify our summer plans and move on. It will be great what ever week we go anyway! Poor Daddy! Hopefully he will heal quickly and everything will be good as new. Dr. says 2 weeks till the stitches come out since it is right on the knuckle. Anyway he is doing ok and we will carry on!

4 comments:

Annette said...

pictures, we want pictures, pre and post er please :)

Amanda said...

I didn't take pictures of the hole in his finger! GROSS! But I can post pictures of the stitches... they aren't that exciting though!

Annette said...

I think the other comment is from Scott!

(This is Annette) I'm so sorry about Larry's hand! I hope you can still go on a vacation.

The Hawaiian Gards said...

Ohhh man that stinks!