Monday, June 05, 2006

How I am spending my children's inheritance money

I am writing this from a public computer in a private hospital in Reno NV while The Boy has a(nother) snooze. Here's the scoop so far: Courtesy of a miscalculation in the driving habits of Jeep owners, Himself has a Nasty break (bilateral compound) of the R lower leg and Break (sore but not so nasty) of the R hand and the Vincent is languishing in a locked storage cupboard somewhere in E California. After an ambulance ride, an initial assessment in Susanville (?), and an air medivac to Reno, Ger had surgery y'day to clean things out and affix external rods for immobilization. Of course, we did not get any extra insurance so ICBC is working on getting him back to BC as soon as it is safe to move him. He is dopy with morphine and I have spent almost the whole day on the phone running down who does what and how we move forward.

Thank you for your prayers and don't stop as we are not out of the woods by a long shot. Tomorrow is another surgery for further cleaning (the doctor says lovely things to shocked patients and their advocates (i.e., Himself et Moi) such as "a 30% chance of infection with subsequent necrosis and amputation" - someone should have washed his mouth out and he may have to go to "how to talk to patients" school) and there will be at least 2 more after that one of which will involve a major graft of tissue from his back to replace that which no longer is where it used to be!! I am hoping he will be stable enough after tomorrow and that there will be a bed for him at Vancouver General so we can get out of Dodge!!

The staff has been great and b/c this is a private hospital, everything is clean and (best of all) quiet. I spent last night on a cot in G's room and expect to do the same tonight unless the hotel which is in this building offers free rooms!!

Gotta go as they are locking this place up.

3 Comments:

Blogger R2K said...

: )

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Miss Amy and her family said...

Timothy has been here for lots of hugs and talking time. We are all sending love and prayers and get-home-soon wishes..

12:53 PM  
Anonymous nutmegsgarden@hotmail.com said...

Joan and family;
Got your blog from Julia and hope all goes well with Gerry and your clan! This is a worriesome time for you; good luck and may all turn out in a positive vein! Girls, Lara and Lexi, send their love to you all also! You are in our thoughts and prayers!

11:58 AM  

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