Monday, July 21, 2008

Dahna na na na, Dahna na na na nahna na na...BATMAN!!

I am in the hospital typing this, not as a working RN, but as a visitor to my husband who had a terrible accident late Saturday night, early Sunday morning. He fell 3 stories off of a hotel balcony onto concrete. He has three broken ribs, two fractured vertebrae, a fracture in his sacral spine, two fractures in his pelvis (one in the front and one in the back-picture a lifesaver broken in half), and a fracture at his right hip joint. He has a small internal bleed that seems to be stable and is in a lot of pain, but thankfully, that's being pretty well managed. This morning, he also had an IVC Filter placed to help prevent any blood clots from working their way to his heart or lungs.

By the grace of something or someone MUCH larger than us he has come away from that night with his life and no change in sensation or movement in his legs. Also, as far as the orthopedic surgeons can tell from the xrays and scans he's had, he will not need surgery. Tomorrow we will know more and a plan will be established. We are well, we transferred from the ICU of another hospital to the unit and hospital I work at, so it's like being at my home away from home. I can totally trust my fellow RN's and the surgeons here...also I can be a busy body here and have my hands in more of his care...that's kind of hard to do when you're in another hospital. We are SO THANKFUL for this outcome....like I said, our situation could be MUCH worse.

I know some of you reading this are close friends of mine and are probably FREAKING that I haven't called to tell you. Just know my minutes have been consumed by our situation and updating family and I'll give you a ring soon. It's just a bit hard to make the call that starts with, "hey, Trevor fell 3 stories onto the hard concrete ground and his body is broken, OHMYGOD!"

Some of us have nicknamed him Batman...others have taken to calling hime Spidey. :-)

7 comments:

pseudostoops said...

Oh my gosh Kristin. What a terrifying event! While I'm sorry he's hurting, I'm so so so so glad Trevor (Batman) is broken in a fixable, apparently non-surgical way. Thinking of you.

Tracy said...

Wow, glad to hear that Trevor will be okay, how fortunate he is to have a RN for a wife!! My thoughts are with you guys!

Miss Atomic said...

I'm sitting on my hands trying not to call you for a third time! I'm thinking, should I go to GS and see you? How is she holding up..like a rock, no doubt. What the hell happened? I'm sure she'll call me when she has a chance. What can I do? Be a good and non-invasive friend. Wait patiently in case my friend with guts-of-steel should happen to need a her dog walked or a shoulder to lean on. I am so happy that T is going to recover. I am so happy that you are the best RN/wife in the world.

Mister and I are thinking of you both and we are here if you need anything..ANYTHING.

Kate said...

Oh my word, how horrible! I'm happy to hear that there has been no change in sensation or movement in his legs and that he'll hopefully be able to recover without needing surgery, but still, oh my gosh.

You are both in my thoughts and prayers. May Trevor have a speedy recovery!

Marie Green said...

WOW. How did this happen??? How scary. I'm so glad he is ok, and that you are in a hospital where you feel comfortable. Keep us updated- I'll be sending healing thoughts your way.

Kristin C. said...

Thank you ALL for sending us well wishes and for your kind and encouraging words. I'll continue to update and keep you posted.

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh. Kristen, I'm so sorry. I'm so glad he's going to be ok. I haven't been reading blogs for a while, and now I feel terrible. I'm thinking of you guys, and wishing Trevor a speedy recovery.