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Monday, February 10, 2014

Ouch!

Last week when I came home from my freezer meal workshop, I had a heavy cooler full of meals.  Bob had been at a meeting at church and I was glad to see his vehicle in the garage when I got there.  I told him I was happy to see him so he could help me    :)   and he said he wasn't too sure about helping.  He then showed me this:

 
How did this happen?  After he helped me get the cooler in and the meals put away, he told me he was driving home, reached for his garage door opener and jammed his finger.  He said it hurt a little, but he was surprised to see his finger with this crazy angle when he took his gloves off.
It was a little swollen and a little sore, but not terrible.  However, he couldn't straighten out that finger.  After it didn't improve, he was off to the Dr. where he got an immediate diagnosis:
 Avulsion Fracture of the Distal Phalynx
 
Doesn't that sound impressive?  Apparently it's a common sports injury, but not a common driving injury!  What happened is the tendon that runs along the top of the finger tore off.  the one that runs along the bottom of the finger then pulls the fingertip down.
He now has a finger splint to wear for the next 6 weeks.  He can have it off for 30 minutes a day to shower.  Hopefully the tendon will reattach and all will be well.  If not, he may be stuck with a bent finger.  The splint is kind of annoying, but it could certainly be worse!


19 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

So sorry to hear about this. I do hope the splint does the job.

Terri D. said...

Oh my goodness, that sounds painful and more than a little inconvenient! Hope it heals well for him. Did I miss a blog about the freezer meal workshop? I'm so far behind, that I've skipped a few blogs - my bad. It does sound like a great idea. I am so bad about planning ahead.

sara said...

yikes! that made me cringe to look at it!!! praying the splint works!!

Cheri said...

That is just crazy! Praying it heals correctly!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Ouch!!! That even looks PAINFUL from here!

To change the subject tho, that Freezer Meal Workshop sounds like a great idea.

linda eller said...

That looks painful. Sure hope the splint does the trick!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Poor thing! I hope the splint does what it's supposed to do and fixes it! YIKES!

Simply Linda said...

Oh my goodness!! How painful looking!! Praying for healing. Blessings

Betsy Brock said...

Talk about a freak accident! Hope he heals completely!

Nancy said...

It looks like it would really hurt...Hope the splint does the job....

Sola Scriptura said...

Oh no. That looks and sounds like it would be quite painful. I hope he heals quickly and completely.

Jennifer said...

Yikes! It sounds and looks terrible. I hope he's healed very soon.

Brooke said...

that gives me the heebie jeebies just looking at it!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Ouch. How awful. Tell Bob to exit the vehicle and open the garage door by hand from now on. Forget the fact that it's eighty-two degrees below zero outside.

Connie said...

It takes only a minute to get something but healing takes a little longer. Hope he gets relieve soon.

Nancy said...

Aww, that looks like it could be sore.. hope it heals correctly!!

Jean Stauffer said...

Ouch is right! I pray the tendon will indeed reattach and heal.

Ceil said...

That photo is pretty impressive!

I'm glad you went and had it looked at and hopefully the splinting will help. Poor guy.... looks like the right hand too!
Ceil

Cherdecor said...

Accidents can happen so quickly. I do hope that it heals so he can go forward making his carvings. We will pray for his finger.