Weird I totally thought I said this but sure enough nope… We can’t go to the base hospital, which has always been awesome for us, because they closed it down. They now refere you to your nearest ER. Well ours is Thunderbird Banner at just about 3/4 of a mile. They have the best Maternity program around but other than that,…. the reputation is not the best…. Oh and did I mention that when we told them he was queasy and having trouble staying awake, they told us to go ahead and let him sleep in the waiting room?!!! Maybe I am wrong but I freaked….
Good Morning Xangaland!
Ok so we spent from about 6:45pm until 11:30pm or so in the ER last night.
Ryan was doing yard work and at the time was trying to remove a poll in the backyard sticking up out of concrete. He cut it around the bottom and the sucker wasn’t moving. So he was just wiggling it from side to side to loosen it up…… Yeah on the pull the thing snapped. A 20 pound solid metal pipe with butterfly edges hit Ryan at the full force he could pull it, on one of the butterfly edges right into his scalp. Instant blood………. everywhere. So we loaded him up and took him to the ER.
What a joke.
The last time I checked they took the bleeders first. Especially the one’s who are still bleeding 2 and a 1/2 hours later. And who is dizzy and vomiting from a head wound. Especially the ones who get there when there is no one else in the waiting room and sit and wait through two rushes before they pay attention. We got there at just before 7 and left at 11:30pm.
It ended up being an inch and a half long and very deep. Four stitches and some Vicaden later he is resting more or less comfortably. My Father-in-law and I are going to run the stuff to the dump really quick.
Thank God this was the worst it was. It could have been so much worse……………
All I have to say is the base needs to reopen their ER before I have kids doing this kind of thing…
You all take care I’m off to the dump!
Song of the day? Just Watch the Fireworks by Jimmy Eat World.. Cause that is all poor Ryan is doing.