Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Unstable Post + 10' Ladder = Oh F---

What do you get when you combine the following ingredients;
10' ladder leaning against an unstable 12' post on unlevel ground
add one crazy Mexican 8' up on the ladder wearing shoes that roll when you walk

The post starts to give away, the ladder is going down so what's the crazy Mexican to do?

Jump off, good choice. Bad choice was in the shoes he was wearing that day. They rolled when they needed not to, thus his ankle rolled one way while his foot rolled the other, OUCH!

We all know my crazy Mexican loves to take photos of all kinds so once I was
assured he was alright besides having a deformed ankle I went to get his camera. About the same time the paramedics came and began working on him. Photo one shows the foot pointing south
when it should be pointing east.

Note the fracture kit the paramedics brought with them, oh this turned out to be more than just a fracture. As you see in picture #3 Fausto is beginning to smile, he's just been given a shot of morphine. You know he asked for Dilaudid but the paramedic told him she doesn't carry a pharmacy with her.

Let's just say it could have been a lot worse and I'm thankful it wasn't. So far the patient has been a good patient, this is now day 4 post-op and he is getting around a little more each day with his walker. I'm trying to come up with a good name for what will be his buddy for the next couple of weeks, then he can move on to crutches. No driving for 12 weeks, who is going to go crazy first him or me? Maybe we can start a pool.

1 comment:

Jenna said...

Wow those are such cool pictures! How is it going? Is the healing process going well? Miss you guys!