Friday, October 17, 2008

A trip to the E.R.




Right after the boys got home from school this afternoon and we were looking through their backpacks, we got the phone call. Troy's dad said, "hi, I don't want to alarm you, but Troy got his right hand index finger stuck somehow in a pipe and it was severed while working on a car." Well, I gathered the kids up and we ran over to the hospital. Of course, since the shop isn't in the town we live in it took us over a 1/2 hour to get to the hospital in Nampa. I was surprisingly calm, and we prayed on the way there. Chase was taking it pretty hard and was having a difficult time holding the tears back, he was really worried about his dad. Tanner just wanted to know if there was going to be a lot of blood. When we got into the room Troy was in, that was when it hit me. It is awful seeing someone you love laying in a hospital bed all hooked up to I.V.'s with nurses and doctors surrounding them. Tanner wanted to hold his dad's good hand to give him support while Troy was getting the shot to numb his hand. Once the Dr. started cleaning the wound and flushing it out, Tanner turned white. Troy told him it was ok, but the tears started and Tanner couldn't hold back anymore. Poor guy....

Well, to make a long story short. Troy's finger is ok for now. It is his left index finger, not his right. He is on medication right now and is feeling ok. Monday morning he will have surgery to reattach the tendon. Luckily he didn't loose his finger and surprisingly the bone wasn't touched. Tonight when we finally had a chance to sit down and talk I realized....I didn't take any hospital photos for our blog!!! Troy just laughed and let me take a couple of it all wrapped up. I don't think you'd want to see it unwrapped anyway!

4 comments:

Devoted said...

Praying for a successful surgery and healing process. God bless and keep you.

Lind Family said...

Thank you so much for your prayers...God has blessed us with a calm heart and spirit. We know He is watching over Troy.

Amanda said...

Oh MY!!!!!! How horrible! do you guys needs anything? If you need anything at all, let me know. I can help with the boys if you need!

I hope Troy gets feeling better and I hope the surgery goes well. I will keep you guys in my prayers!

Kevin gave me a similar scare. He has a pacemaker and he called me from the ER early one morning, when he was suppose to working. He had severe chest pain. I posted on my blog a while back, I'm not sure if you read it!

I did pictures of the miller family today. Totally loved it! They are a beautiful family. Thanks for referring them!

Spencer Family 6 said...

How frightening! It is good that you thought to say a prayer in the midst of it all! It is amazing how a prayer can help in a scary situation like that.

Bike ride on the Boise Green Belt

Bike ride on the Boise Green Belt

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Tanner...cooling off after a long ride

Chase enjoying the Boise River

Troy and the boys.....

Tanner riding along the Green Belt

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