Thursday, December 10, 2009
It's Broken, Alright!
I got quite a scare yesterday! My cell phone was not ringing out loud. I think it has to do with this blue tooth thingy that has even made me call someone I didn't intend to call. But I noticed I had a voice mail yesterday, so I checked it. It was a message from my mom. She only said she needed me to call her that it was important, and my dad was hurt! My dad delivers mail, so I instantly thought he had been in an accident! The voice mail was nearly a half hour old, so when I finally spoke with my mom she was able to give me some details. I got more as the night progressed. He was changing the tire on his truck. He had a wrench on the lug nut, and a copper pipe on the end of the wrench. The nuts were too tight, so he was pushing on the copper pipe! The maleable copper pipe broke, the wrench flew off the lug nut and his right leg broke in three places! He called my mom's cell from the ground, who in turned called the house (where he was outside of) for my brother to call the ambulance. He had no idea my dad was outside and hurt. They took him to the small, local hospital in Belhaven. They said it was pretty bad, and sent him to a bigger hospital via ambulance in Washington, NC. He had to have surgery, which was scheduled for 8 a.m. this morning. He was in surgery for four hours, which I thought was quite a long time for a broken leg. Dr. Birdsong said it was worse than he expected. He had to put in a steel rod. He will probably be in a cast, and he his not allowed to put any weight whatsoever on that leg for the first eight weeks. Then he will be evaluated to see where he stands. He will probably have to have rehab, as well. That means he will be out of work for the next couple of months....not good at all. I will be spending the weekend at my parents' home. Pray for him, please.