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Bad Surprise Day

In a surprise move today, my wife dislocated her left elbow, so a call at 9am from a neighbor got me scrambling. Fortunately, said neighbor took in my daughter for the day while I waited in the emergency room with my wife.

FYI, emergency rooms move at a speed somewhat between molasses and that sticky tar that they put onto roads.

Also FYI, getting elbow relocated is not something that you want to do.

Well, I'm glad the emergency part is over. The world-turned-upside-down part has just begun. My wife has one arm. This impacts almost everything that she does. A household worth of work has just landed in my lap. Thank God that I saved up leave. I have lots and lots of it just for this occasion.

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vvalkyri
Jun. 27th, 2014 04:55 am (UTC)
While there is some possibility mom will surprise us all, there is significantly more possibility that I will, albeit while in mourning, have a fair amount more free time within the next few weeks, and not being alone will also have merit. How long will extra help be needed?
dacuteturtle
Jun. 27th, 2014 09:33 am (UTC)
Three weeks in a split is the initial issue. That makes driving a problem for Jenny, and driving will be the #1 problem. Kid and all that. The problem exactly coincides with Miss Dash's Chinese camp in Gaithersburg.

Do call if/when the time comes. We're happy to help occupy you.

If the joint is OK, then yay. There's a chance of complications, in which case BOO, and arm surgery would be needed.
jongibbs
Jun. 27th, 2014 09:40 am (UTC)
Ouch! I hope she makes a full and swift recovery.
silmaril
Jun. 27th, 2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
Ouch. I'm sorry to hear that; hope she recovers quickly and well.
csue_n_moo
Jun. 27th, 2014 09:43 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that sounds awful. Wishing her a speedy reovery!
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