Papa’s Finger

May 22, 2007

Papa needs prayer!  I called my mom a few minutes ago and she was in a panic.  The fire department was at the house trying to get my dad’s finger out from between the trailer hitch and the ball.  I have no idea how he did this but he was stuck in that position for quite some time before he was able to get Grammy’s attention and then wait for rescue.  He was told that he may lose this finger and was advised to go get medical care immediately.  Aunt Beck said the finger doesn’t look all that bad but at the moment they have no way of knowing how much damage was actually done to it compressed this way.  That is all I know at the moment.



Mom just called back and said he is running it under cold water and it hurts “significantly”.  The good news is he can move it and he is getting feeling back.  Since he can move it, he doesn’t think the bone is broke.  The risk of compression is if oxygen was cut off for too long you risk permanent damage but if he is getting feeling back – maybe it will just be a big OWWWIIIEEE!!!!  Hoping.


Crazy man.  Within 10 minutes of the fire department leaving, he packed his finger in ice and had Daniel drive him to the DMV so he could finish his “tasks” for the day.  Is he okay or in shock? :)

I am scheduled to leave Ty with them tonight so Jim and I can have a date with our little man who turned 6 today.  Is this a really bad idea? 

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5 Responses to “Papa’s Finger”

  1. heidi jo says:

    GOOD GRACIOUS! I’M SO GLAD I CHECKED IN! If you get an update tonight. PLEASE write. Is PapaZ going to the dr to have them check it out – JUST TO BE SURE it’s all OK? I sure hope he’s gonna be ok!!!! That had to be miserable! I can only hope it put enough pressure on the nerves that he stopped feeling pain!!!

  2. Missy says:

    OH MY!!! Praying praying praying…. ouch ouch ouch :(

    I ‘stopped’ over to say a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TANNER!!!!!! Six is fun and I can’t wait until you and Eric get a chance to compare notes on being six and have a little therapy for having brothers that’s welllllll shall we say are a bit busy 😉
    Have a great night with mom and dad! :)

  3. heidi jo says:

    oh dear… so caught up in MY day i did not wish tanner a happy birthday for HIS day! GOOD GRACIOUS! SOME AUNTIE I AM!


  4. heidi jo says:

    update please. :)

  5. Missy says:

    How’s the finger??? and how was the date?? no presurre to blog but I am waiting 😉 LOL

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