Dave-The update

Dave is in stable condition so they let him come home tonight. He is asleep in our bed poor guy. He is in alot of pain and very sick from the shock/drugs so has been vomiting. He is on a heavy regimen of 4x a day antibiotics, morphine, Tylenol and Ibuprofen, plus on a strict no caffeine diet. The lowdown on the fingers is that he has lost the top third of his index finger, his middle finger is in critical condition as it was completely amputated, but so far so good, his ring finger is stable as it was left intact by one of two arteries and skin, so that one artery fed the finger enough blood to keep it alive. He is casted up to the forearm and we have to check the colour and blood flow to his finger every hour to make sure it’s healing. He is on bed rest order’s until Thursday when he meet’s with the plastic surgeon.

That’s the good news, kinda.

I hope and pray he get’s workers compensation without hassle since he was injured on the job, he also has sub contractor’s insurance, we will need the help as he will be off work for at minimum a month then only back part time and build from there. Our New York trip is planned in 10 days so I am praying to god he heals enough in the next 9 days that he feel’s up to travel. He won’t need to physically exert himself, just feel well enough to take part in a trip. I guess we will decide next week. I can always cancel the hotel reservations with no problem but I have tickets for the ballet and Spamalot that I would have to either sell or loose the cash on.

Big breaths Jaime. Big breaths. I have to keep it together, I have to take care of my poor baby, it’s my turn to take care of him this time.

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on December 13, 2008, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. OMG I am so sorry 😦

  2. OMG! Sorry I’m slow chiming in, just catching up from the weekend. What a horrible accident! I’m so glad the surgery went well and things are looking positive…. hoping for a speedy and whole recovery! Wow!

  3. Hang in there sweetheart. Just keep breathing, just be there for Dave and take care of yourself in the meantime. Thinking of the both of you. ❤

  4. Well I’m glad to hear he is home but the hourly checks have to be tough on you. I hope you guys can make your trip but if not you two still have each other and that’s all that is really important.

  5. I hope his condition continues to improve!

  6. I’m glad to hear the surgery went well and that things seem stable for now. Poor guy.

  7. O I’m sooo sorry, I hope Dave is feeling better.
    How did he actually cut his fingers?
    Jobs like that scare me, I don’t knwo how people work there & not worry.
    && his job should still pay him, esp since it was an accident at work. I’m soo sorry for what has happend. You guys our in our prayers.
    *hugs*

  8. omg what happened? I must have missed the last entry. I’m glad he is “ok” and I hope he is recovered enough to enjoy NYC too

  9. *hugs* hang in there hun. i know it really sucks; your family’s seemingly constant bad run of luck… but it could be worse. Dave could have been critically injured, something worse could have happened… you just never know. I don’t know if that helps. i am really bad at getting the words that im feeling out. it always comes out wrong. anyways, i’m thinking of you 🙂

  10. Oh, shit. I missed something! Bollocks to me for reading backwards, I still missed your previous post.
    Ok, whatever happened – I’m glad he’s home and safe and recuperating. Praying for and thinking of you two ❤ ❤ ❤

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