Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ouch! A trip to the ER!

Saturday night started out great. Nya helped Dave finish up a Halloween Clock that he made.


Then, Dave and I decided to take Cali, Katya, Nya, and Daisy (Bekah's Dog) for a walk around the block.

Dave was running back and forth with Daisy and she was loving it. Daisy loves to run. The girls were having fun running too. I decided to walk, however Cali running was as fast as me just walking.

We were on the final street home and I hear a yell from Dave. I didn't really look up because he had been playing and laughing with the girls, so I thought he was just playing. Then I looked up and saw him laying on the ground. He was running with Daisy down the street and his foot caught the edge of someone's lawn and down he went. He tried to land on the grass but didn't make it. His knees hit the cement instead. As soon as Cali saw that he was hurt and bleeding she started crying. In fact she cried the rest of the way home. She felt bad for Dave. When Nya saw he was hurt she said "I have to run home and tell my Mommy that Dave got hurt". Dave didn't think he could walk so I told him to stay put and I would go get the car. By the time I got back to the house with the girls and dog, Dave was limping along and made it back.

Once inside we put ice on it immediately. All the little girls were standing around him concerned. Nya said he needed some band aids and she was quick to assist in that. Band aids make everything better right? Right above Dave's knee it started to swell very quickly. He iced it for about 15 minutes. We decided to head home and when he stood he felt a sharp pain and something move in his knee. We decided to go to the ER to have an x-ray taken and have it checked out. You never know with a knee injury. By the time we arrived at the ER his knee was swollen to about the size of a grapefruit.

We arrived at the Murry Hospital around 9:00 p.m. and no one was in the waiting room. So they were able to take us straight back to a room. Just a side note, on the way to the hospital I told Dave that I thought we would be there until 2:30 a.m. He said "No, I bet we will be there until 11:30". I thought there was no way, but sure enough we were out of there by 11:30. Thank goodness.

The nurse asked Dave what his pain level was and he said that when it happened it was a "10", but since the pain meds kicked in he was about a "2".The Doctor was examining Dave's knee. All of the sudden the stool the Doctor was sitting on slipped from under him. The Doctor had the look of fear on his face as he grabbed the counter and Dave's bed. Then he just stood up and continued the exam. It was so funny. I had to try so hard not to laugh while he was in the room. After he left and we figured he was far enough down the hall, Dave and I just busted up. I think the Doctor should have read this sign that was posted on the wall in the room. It's about how to "Prevent a Fall" while in the hospital.



Well thankfully Dave is o.k. The x-ray's showed no fractures and the Doctor's exam ruled out any other injury. So Dave has to stay off his knee today and continue to ice it. He is super sore and probably will be for the next week. We are just glad that he didn't seriously injure his knee.

6 comments:

Staci said...

Glad to see that Dave's ok and that it was nothing serious. I hope he's able to walk on it soon. Thanks for taking the girls on a walk. They really enjoyed it.

Rebekah said...

Ouchie! Glad Dave is okay.

David said...

I'm already walking on it. I walked back to Bekah's house on it, in and out of the Hospital on it too! But I'm way sore! It's still swollen and painful to touch, but I'm good! Thanks for your concerns. It was so cute to see Cali cry all the way back and sad at the same time. And Nya and her band aid's, she was a very good helper though with the clock. Katya just ran away laughing and Daisey stuck it out by my side while I bled all over the ground! It was a fun night regardless and I'm happy the pain part of it is over and I sure hope this doesn't turn out to be a yearly event due to my being a little accident prone!

andrea said...

Poor Dave. What great pictures you got of the hospital. That is so funny about the doctor. I would have been laughing my head off.

The Silvas said...

OUCH!! I hate knee injuries, I've had a couple! Hope he feels better!

Kirstin Schmidt said...

That poor Dave he is always in the ER!!! Tell him to take it easy and stop being so darn FUN!!! Love YOU!!!