Saturday, May 1, 2010

Ummm, Dad? What's That On Your Arm??

Yesterday, after I left for my monthly doctor's appointment, Star insisted that rather than leave for work, my husband should stay home.  Now Star does not normally do this.  Every time Dale started to go, there was Star, insisting that dad should pick him up and love on him.  But finally Dale got on his bike and left for work.  Alas, lurking in wait for him was a vicious square access cover in the road.  Boom!!  Over the bike went!  Wham!!  Into the road Dale went!! 

"I'm telling you dad, you really should stay home today!!"

When I got home, the back door was open.  Odd.  I went inside and my husband's bike was still there.  Odd.  I went upstairs and my husband was still there.  Very odd!  Then I saw that not only was he holding his right arm but there was a hole in one of his favorite shirts.  Oh dear!!  I'm sure you know what came next!  First I helped him change shirts.  This revealed the bad spot on his shoulder and the fact that his elbow did not like him.  Off we went to the doc-in-the-box.  One x-ray later and we knew that his arm was broken just above the elbow.  They sent us off to an imaging place to make sure his cheek wasn't broken.  Thank goodness it was not!  Then off to an orthopedist.  There we found out that the break was a split.  He'll go get a CAT scan a few days after my surgery on Monday to see if he'll need to have screws put in his arm or not.  Either way, he'll be in a splint for quite a while.  Good thing I can't drive for six weeks!  He drives a standard and I have an automatic!  ::grin::

one of the cards in Kat's Kards I think it's appropriate for my sweetie!