Sunday, October 6, 2013
Please Stand By
Sorry Folks I had to postpone Sunday Reading today due to the fact that I spent almost the entire day at the emergency room with my Father.
Nothing life threatening but they did pump him full of morphine and Vicodin.
Last weekend I removed a floor board from his little trailer he uses to haul things around in. The board had rotted out in a place or two so he wanted me to remove it so he could put a new one in. He also asked me to push said trailer up under his back deck to keep it more out of the weather, which I also did.
The story I got was he decided to put the new board in Wednesday and he says he hurt himself while doing that but I believe he hurt himself pulling the trailer back out from where he had me roll it because there is no new board in it yet but the trailer is pulled out. I say little trailer but it really is about 6x8' with metal and 2x6" floor boards and a pretty good sized tongue and jack. It isn't a lightweight to be sure.
Truth is I may never really know what happened except for the third time in his life he was in the hospital emergency room. For him to go there willingly is unheard of.
Early this morning I called to see if he wanted to go cut wood and he told me his back and arm were hurting too much to get out. I asked if he needed anything or wanted me to go get him something and he said no he just needed some rest, so I made other plans. He also told me he had hurt his arm at work and didn't mention the trailer thing until later. About two hours after our first conversation he called from the hospital so there we went.
Took the rest of the morning and afternoon before they let him go and then we had to swing over for his new prescription and to pick him up some dinner. He is fine as long as he keeps his arm resting on something but quickly gets overcome by the pain when standing up with his arm hanging unsupported. I still have no clue why they didn't give him a sling though except I believe he told them he didn't want one because he is planning on working tomorrow and going off his meds already tonight.
He asked them several times how long before the Vicodin would wear off enough to let him drive safely so I know what he has in mind.
Stubborn old coot.
By the time the Mrs. and I got him back home he waited all of about 15 minutes before telling us to go home lol. I told him I would be by in the morning to check on him or call me if the pain got too bad and he told me not to bother.
Ya I know why he doesn't want me to bother.
We will see if he is there when I go in tomorrow. Anyone wanna lay a bet on it?
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!