If you don’t want to see gross pictures, don’t read any farther!
Our vehicles have to be inspected this month so Chad took his in this morning about 8 to get the oil changed and inspection done. I picked him up and Chris said he should be finished by 10:00 a.m. At 9:55 a.m., the phone rang and it was Chris. Some really weird part was broken on Chad’s car. Never saw anything like it! Not sure how it could have happened. No one around here has ever seen anything like it! Of course, the parts have to be ordered and won’t be in til tomorrow or Friday . . hopefully Friday as that will keep him off the road longer!
Got all my morning chores done, lunch was served and I went downstairs to spend the afternoon sewing.
Chad was off work, and with no transportation, he was bored to death. He’d been bugging me about going here, going there .. wanting me to go somewhere with him. NO! Not going anywhere. He took a nap, then he got up, visited with me for a while and then he went off to do something.
At 2:10 p.m. I was downstairs sewing . . Tshirt, very little makeup, slippers . . and Chad calmly hollers from upstairs: Mom, can you get your purse and keys and come upstairs quickly? That will get a mom’s heart racing! I ran upstairs, grabbed my keys and purse and off to the hospital we went. He was out shooting his bow and arrow, a wooden arrow exploded (yes, that happens when using wood arrows with compound bows . . now he knows!) and a piece went through his arm, hit a bone and arrow fragments went into his arm.
Actually I went in with him, got him checked in, left him there and drove the 3 blocks back home to put on real shoes, put Speck in his crate, grab my knitting bag out of Vince’s car, and lock the doors we had left open. Then I went back to the hospital just as Chad was being seen by the first nurse.
I tried to call Vince at work and he was in a meeting. I left a message with someone else and Vince said when they came to get him, he was thinking . . his car is in the shop. . how could he have gotten hurt?
The doctor had to make some cuts in order to remove fragments but the treatment was pretty minor considering how bad his injuries could have been. I’m sorry he got hurt but I am thankful it was his arm and not his face or eye. I am also thankful that we got his health insurance resolved, although no one told the prescription division that he’s covered. Vince will get that resolved tomorrow. By the time we left the hospital, went to the health unit for a tetanus shot, back to the pharmacy for antibiotics, it was a 3-1/2 hour incident. In a city at a large ER, it would probably have taken all day to have gotten through ER, have the ultrasound and get the doctor to remove the fragments. I love this town!
His arm will be very sore and he’ll have to have it checked again Monday. It could have been so much worse than it was. I’m feeling very blessed tonight.