Monday, June 2, 2008


This too shall pass.

My son was mowing a friend's yard on Saturday. This friend has been ill and the grass was overgrown. As he was mowing he struck something with the mower and it hit him in the leg. Thus removing a large piece and leaving a 1 and a half inch hole in his leg.

Our son phoned us and my husband took him to the E.R. They arrive at 8:30 and at 11:30 were still not seen by our doctor. They were told 14 patients were ahead of them. A paramedic neighbor of his wrapped his leg applying pressure to help control the bleeding. But at this point he was bleeding out the top of the bandage and dripping onto the floor. They took him back and over the others at this point.

They cleaned the wound and irrigated it. Then x-rayed it to see if their were any foreign objects in it. Then they pulled it together using 5 staples.

Today he is in pain still and it is swollen.

I am so thankful that we were able to get him to the hospital in time and he did not bleed to death. Which could have been a real possibility.....

21 comments:

ShabbyInTheCity said...

If its not one thing its three!!!
So glad he is on the mend. Take care of your guys :)

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

I am so sorry to read that your son was injured...and while helping a neighbor, too. Sometimes life just doesn't seem fair. Prayers that the pain will end and that the healing will continue at a good clip. Take care down there!

bluemuf said...

Mary, I hope he is healing.

Hugs Karen

Jackie said...

I am so glad that your son got the attention he needed in time. I hope he heals cleanly.

God bless.

Daughter of the King said...

OUCH..it hurts just to think about it...
Praying he heals fast..
Deby

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh my goodness Mary Isabella! I so hope it heals quickly...I am so very sorry to hear that...poor Baby. I do hope he isn't in too much pain. I will keep him in my prayers...
Hugs,
Robin

Sandy said...

OMGoodness! I'm so sorry about your sons injury but glad that they ER saw the urgency of it all!
Hope he is feeling better soon.
Have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Sandy :)

Mimi said...

I am so glad you were able to get him to the hospital in time....and that someone was able to make them look at his leg in the E.R.
I will pray that it heals properly...

How is your husband's leg doing...it he getting better or is it still lingering....

blessings to you my friend...
Mimi

Jan said...

Oh my goodness! What a shame your son is having to go through this. I do so hope his leg is quickly on the mend and he's feeling better!

Jan

Sandi McBride said...

Okay hon, glad he's on the mend but gladder still he's A GOOD NEIGHBOR! A good job on rearing a good son!
hugs
Sandi

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh. Im so glad he is doing better.I would call him blessed.
Have a great day and tell him we are thinking of him.

Mike a/k/a Crafty Dad said...

Yikes, that could have been a close call. Happy to hear that the ER folks were able to patch him up.

Please pass along my best wishes for a speed recovery.

PEA said...

My goodness, I'm so glad to hear that he was able to contact you and be brought to the hospital!! As you say, it could have turned out so much worse with all the blood he lost. Prayers that he is healing well!! xoxo

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

Oh my... glad to hear he will be fine. Hope the pain ends and he is on the mend soon. ~Wendi

BellaColle said...

Oh my goodness! I hope he mends quickly! Soo sorry to hear about that!
I pray you all have a better rest of the week!
~Christine

a portland granny said...

I trust that your son will experience rapid healing of that injury. He must be a caring young man to be out helping his neighbor. Sorry it ended with an accident. I know your heart is hurting over this.

Its been about a week since I visited any of my favorite blogs and I loved the blog before this one where you tell of your childhood days. "Waste not, want not" and all the others that Mom used to say to us. Those words still resonate in my brain from time to time.

My gentle little mother used to come up with some zingers when she was frustrated with us.."go to the ant, thou sluggard, consider her ways, and be wise".(Proverbs) This would come after we hadn't done our chores. Its funny how those sayings stay in the mind.

Keep us posted on your son.

Blessings,
Joan

Becky K. said...

Wow, that is awful. Good thing he finally was seen.
Hope he heals quickly!
Becky K.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Thank goodnes y'all were there for him, it must have been scary!
We will pray for a speedy recovery.

Mimi said...

just stopped by to see of there was any more word on your son...
I am continuing to pray for him that it will not get infected...
Mimi

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Mary,

Oh my, I am so sorry for the injury, and pray your precious son will experience a full and complete recover soon.

Beverly

KJ said...

I had not read the details until now. OUCH! My only point of reference was when I was in 3rd grade and was carving a Kachina doll for Indian studies. I was so into my creativity that I forgot about the angle of the knife and sliced my leg open. My Mom didn't think that I should go to the hospital. Hence, I still have an eye shaped scar. I can relate to the bleeding, that's for sure!

I pray that your son's wound is healing well and that the pain has subsided.

Who is the photo of?

Hugs, KJ