28 March 2009


Well, as usual, we have been having a lot of FUN around our house lately... Almost 5 weeks ago my hubby broke his leg. The first two weeks I felt as if I had a new born baby again since I had to get up every 3 hours in the middle of the night. Luckily, it was a clean break and thankfully it wasn't a compound fracture which it came pretty close to being. The following pics aren't for the faint of heart so beware...they were taken about a week after the incident. He broke both bones in the leg about 3 inches above his ankle. The doctor inserted a rod into the tibia (shin bone) and put 2 screws at the top and 2 screws at the bottom to hold it in place so it would not rotate. The tibia is like a chicken bone, it is hollow, so they just drilled a hole in the bone just under the knee and screwed the rod into the tibia. Pretty amazing how they do things these days.

He had around 2 dozen staples placed over the various insisions. He was told he would be on crutches for 4 - 6 weeks. We are currently working on week 5. After week 2 the doctor told him to start putting weight on the leg. He can now hobble around with one crutch or if he has something to hold onto he can move around without the crutches at all. This past week there has been a lot of improvement. I finally returned to work last night for the first time since the accident and hopefully he can return to work soon as well. Unfortunately we will be unable to go on a family vacation this year due to our new bills but since my hubby will not be completely healed for 3 or 4 months, a vacation isn't something that would be much fun now anyway. Here are a couple of more recent pics, taken about 5 days ago, he tries to get outside as much as he can since he feels cooped up all the time, then it rained for several days and that kept him in the house even more so he was ready for a little stroll...

Too bad this is as close as he can get to helping me with our horse chores...good thing he will be off the crutches soon, its a lot easier when we share the load.... until next time.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

That sure does look like some fun. And OUCH!! I hadn't seen his leg with out a bandage on it!! EWWWWW!! Those last few pictuers were really good!! I love the one looking through the grass!!