Friday, March 16, 2012

Well, That Sucked

I was going to have a finish to show you today, but that had to be postponed.  

The phone rang yesterday afternoon.  Norm was calling.  He had fallen at work and was on his way to the local hospital for an x-ray.

He fell smack dab on his right hip, the one that was replaced three years ago.  It didn't feel right.

I was hoping for a bad bruise when I met up with him in the ER. Unfortunately, it was a fracture.

So he got a second ambulance ride to the big hospital where his replacement had originally been done.  Spent the night there.  They were going to do surgery first thing this morning, but then they decided to try him in a hip immobilizer instead.

It is quite the contraption.  He will be pretty immobile for a while, that's for sure.

But we are home tonight, so that is good.  He isn't in that bad of pain as long as he doesn't put weight on it, and he's not supposed to.  We dug out the crutches and walker.  Of course, we live in a two-story house with a closet-sized half bath on the main floor.  But we will manage.  We've done this before.

Prior to the fateful phone call, I enjoyed a lovely walk with my sister on Wednesday along the marsh.  Temps were in the upper 70s—very unusual for March weather in the Badger State, but I'll take it.

I'll be back tomorrow with that finish.

18 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Yep, that sucks. Big time. But no surgery is good, right? I hope you're holding up OK. "Support Staff" isn't very fun.

Can't wait to see your finish.

xo -E

Jenny said...

oh P...Im so sorry to hear this news! I hope Norm can recover quickly.

Allison said...

so sorry :( I hope he has a quick recovery

Sarah Craig said...

P., I'm so sorry to hear about your woes! That really stinks... but hopefully the immobilizer will do the job without too much trouble! I'll keep you guys in my prayers!!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Oh MY!!!! Hip problems are no fun at all! Been there done that myself. Good luck with the stairs, because they are a workout for sure.

Mom Wald said...

Life is never dull. Time to pull out your nurse's cap! Hopefully Norm is a good patient. Poor guy, too bad he doesn't quilt. Then he would have something to look forward to while it heals.

Tammy said...

Hi P,
Sorry about Norm's injury. Hope he heals well without having the surgery. Your marsh walk photos are lovely.

Connie said...

So sorry, I hope things are working out better now and your hubby is improving.

Sara said...

Accckk! Sorry to hear that Paulette. My prayers are with Norm and you.

thea said...

That really does suck. Sorry to hear about it.

quilt happy said...

hope every thing goes good i know it bad with a injured husband

Swedish Scrapper said...

Yep, that sucks. Hope he is on the mend and spirits are up! Longing to see some signs of spring like yours.

Cherie said...

That sounds awful, calls like that always make you think the worst. Glad to hear he's back home =D

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

That does suck! Poor guy...convey 'get well soon' wishes to him:)

Shay said...

Poor Norm ! (and poor you for having to play ministering angel for the next wee while )

Im glad to hear he's home and hope he makes a speedy recovery. I bet you had a few anxious moments after that phone call !

Pokey said...

So sorry! But I know you are there for him, and glad to do so (as I've done that a time or two myself) I do hope all heals okay and quickly!
:-}pokey

Tabatha said...

Oh no, I' so sorry to hear about Norm' accident, I hope he's not in too much pain.

Michelle said...

Keeping Norm (and you) in my thoughts, P.!