Friday, November 28, 2008

The Injured One; Remembering...

I have nothing new and completed to share. Since I don't like to make a post without a picture, I'll show a face that's waiting for a body.

Hubby is making a good recovery from his accident. The hospital overlooked a glass shard stuck in his forehead, so he did a little "self-surgery" to remove it.

I change the dressing on his hands every day. We ran out of the small sterilized gauze pads, the gauze wrapping and white tape that he bought on the day of the accident. I had to improvise with what we had on hand (no pun intended). I cut up large gauze pads which I applied directly on the wounds. Instead of gauze wrap, I cut some pink J-cloths strips on the bias to wrap around the pads to hold them in place. Then I taped the gauze up with some heavy duty flesh coloured band-aids. It doesn't look very professional, but it gets the job done.

For the last three days, due to heavy snowfall and hubby's impairment, I have had to go out and do all the shovelling of snow and clearing the windows of the van before hubby headed out for work. Actually, it's been fairly mild and very pleasant outdoors amid the beautiful winter wonderland. Before he left today, in recognition of what a good and efficient job I've done with displacing all that snow, he asked me to "1) split the remaining firewood, 2) feed the chickens and 3) knit me a sweater before I get back home tonight". This is a sample of the teasing I have to endure with this man, God love him. BTW, we have no chickens and I haven't learned the art of knitting yet.

And on a serious note, my sister and I remember our father who passed away a year ago today, November 28, 2007.


Judy Merrill-Smith said...

So sorry to hear about your hubby! It's great that you both have a sense of humor about the whole thing.

nifwlseirff said...

I hope your husband has fully recovered! Teasing is always good medicine!

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