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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

You Be The Judge...

I don't think Patrick'll be doing this in the near future. Exhibit A: Patrick's right collar bone.
Thank you to all for your prayers and (nurse John) for your advice. When the Orthopedic Surgeon at the VA Hospital talked with Patrick today he said he wanted to try another type of sling and see him in 2 weeks---it should grow back together!! Can you see from the xray what his collar bone looks like?? Do you think the doctor even looked at the xray? Patrick has an appt. with our friend & GP (former ER doc) Ira Ungar at 430 this afternoon for a second opinion. If Ira says he concurs (with the orthropod) than we'll be okay with this, otherwise he may have to forget about the VA and go elsewhere to get the bone set. Oh man I feel so majorly helpless. Patrick feels like he is in limbo right now and has major pain. He says as long as he doesn't move he's sort of okay. What a mess. A young couple from the Mennonite church said they'd watch the dogs if I need to go down to Phoenix, so I might have to take them up on their offer. I will keep you posted. Keep up the prayers, and thank you.

13 comments:

Kimberly & Bell said...

wow.. ouchie... What on earth did he do to break it so badly?

Thoughts are w/you blogger buddy..

Kimberly

Rev. Paul said...

Collar bones typically grow back together. Having said that, that's a bad-looking break. I think that second opinion is definitely in order.

We're still praying!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Poor Patrick, that looks horrible.
Let us know...still sending some good MoJo his way!

Dawn said...

oh my- sending prayers for healing and NO more pain! at least he has a good nurse in you :)

Dorothy said...

Collar bones will grow back together, but first, the pieces have to be placed back close enough so they CAN grow back together! That's my opinion, for what it's worth! My granddaughter had her collar bone broken twice, but the breaks were not that bad. I vote for letting the couple take care of the dogs and you go take care of Pat. Love and prayers,
Dorothy

Rocky Creek Scottie Adventures said...

I have to agree - let the neighbors take care of BRD and Hootie and you go be with Patrick!! Looks like he can't drive or do anything. Hope it heals soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Lynn

Jen said...

Ouch!!
I'm no doctor and not a very good nurse-but a second opinion sounds like a Very good idea.
Tell Pat to hang in there and he is still in our prayers. you too. ox

Shellmo said...

Sending prayers and good wishes! Glad you are getting a 2nd opinion - always a good idea!!
Big hugs to you!!

Grandma J said...

Prayers for Patricks complete healing

Me said...

The poor dear! I can only imagine how painful that must be!! {hugs}

Daisy said...

How worrisome and frustrating this must be for you and painful for poor Patrick. I hope he heals quickly. I will keep him in my prayers (and you too, Cassie!).

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I'm so sorry, Cassie. I know you are 'dying' up there ---with him at home in such pain. I don't know what I'd do if I were in your shoes... BUT--I'd probably be on the road to Phoenix...

Keep us posted.
Prayers,
Betsy

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

just noticed that you love hig anxiety???? (the movie)
just watched it!!!!!!!!!!!!
FANTASTIC