Went to Portland today. An unplanned event. My nephew fell from a 12 foot ladder at work on Monday night and broke both of his heel bones. One has a lot of fractures and the other is crushed like an egg-shell. Not good. This morning they wanted him at the hospital – so off we went. I was able to borrow a wheel chair from work which was a HUGE help. Very hard to walk with both heels broken.
All went well – except for trying to find where I had parked the car after I got him into the hospital. Most of you know how directionally challenged I am!
Yes, it was sad. Took me 15 minutes, and asking three different sets of people (all who were very helpful) to find my car and then another ten minutes to find how to get into the parking lot connected to the building he was in. A maze of tall buildings, narrow streets and assorted parking lots and driveways jutting out from everywhere. But I kept my cool and eventually won that little battle.
Bobby, my nephew, survived his battles (much more difficult that mine) amazingly well. I was impressed as he was in a lot of pain but was still so considerate and positive as he could be through it all. He had lots of tests and Friday we will go back for surgery. Very early. My sister can take him then but I want to go along for moral support. We have to be there at 5:30 in the morning – so we will be on the road very early. Like 3:30. Yikes.
The plan is for me and Pudge to spend the night. We will watch American Idol – go to bed and rise before the rooster even thinks about crowing and head back to Portland
On a positive note about the whole thing, I was able to drive him to the hospital (a distance of 72 miles) because on Monday I decided to get an eye patch. I now drive as a one-eyed bandit. It helps a lot. I had been putting it off because I had read that it can weaken your eye in some cases – but it is much more tiring to close the eye all the time. I was surprised how much it helped!
Note: It is legal to drive with only one eye – as long as there is good vision in the one eye which I do have.
Moving ahead on a lot of things – even if it seems sometimes that I am not. I got 49 “yes” votes for the puzzle site with ten-dollar annual subscription. I had made a decision that I needed 50 votes as a sign that it would be good to go ahead. After some prayer – I decided I would cast my vote in and make it 50. Because I want to do it and that should count as a vote. I’ve also decided that I will send each supporter one of my books as a “Thank-You!” That way we are all giving to the cause!
Well, guess it is time to think about bed. Yawn. Please say a little prayer that my nephew’s surgery on Friday will go well. It is wonderful what they can do these days. He won’t be able to put any pressure on it for three months – but hopefully will be able to be okay after that. Hope.