Tuesday, February 10, 2009

An update on Jim's fingers and more!!

Took him into our dr today for his 48 hour checkup and for them to change the bandages. When we got there and the Dr. came into the room she asked us why we were there. We were like...ummmm because that is what the ER Dr said to do, come see you in 2 days and have the bandages changed.
She then told us she had the radiologist report and he has bone fragments in his index finger and both bones in his thumb are broken, the bone above the knuckle and the bone below the knuckle and that he needed to see a hand surgeon asap, because he is at risk for a bone infection. So I got a number right away for the ortho surgeon who is doing my knee surgery and they got him in first thing in the morning. If he can't fix it then he will refer us to someone who can. Keep him in your prayers please!! (no pics....I took some today but they are pretty graphic, so if you wanna see them you have to ask me for them. It hurt when they took the bandages off, but that is also good because it means he has feeling in the index finger!)

In more upbeat news :) we got snow yesterday!!! It didn't amount to much, but it was so pretty while it lasted and the flakes were HUGE!!!! I almost have mom and dad's photo board done. Will post a pic when I am done putting the tacks in it. I was too beat tonight to do any work on it. But here are some of the pics Jim got of the snow!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

How I spent my day

Isn't that kind of like what kids have to write after summer vacation, only it is 'How I spent my Summer Vacation'.
We hadn't planned on spending most of the day in the ER. We were going to get some more things ready for the trip. Which is what caused the trip to the ER.
Jim was making a box for the truck, for him to mount his Ham Radio on, since we are going to be out in the middle of no where driving a lot during this trip. He was using the table saw to cut his wood and was on the last cut when he hit a knot in the wood or something and it make the board buck back. A piece of wood hit him in the chest and his finger went through the table saw.
It didn't take off the whole pointer finger, but it did take off a good part of it, plus it put some good gashes in his thumb. Luckily the dr was able to sew the finger back on! And luckily it was his left hand and not his right! But he did cut through the bone, obviously, so it is splinted also. He has to leave the stitches in for 2 weeks to make sure the finger has time to heal back on. So he will have to have the stitches removed while we are on vacation out in Kansas. Poor guy!! I was scared, man was I scared! If it had been me I probably would have passed out or something. I feel so bad for him because I can not even imagine how much it hurts!!

Being the trusty scrapper I am, what did I do? Did I grab the camera to take pics?

Oh heck no!!! *L* I went into emergency mode and took off for the hospital without my camera in hand. *hanging my head in shame* BUT, he did let me take some pics when we got home! *L* Probably helps that he is doped up on Vicodin!

(looks kinda like he is wearing Mickey Mouse gloves huh?) *L* I am so glad he has a sense of humor!!

Oh I forgot to show what I was working on for mom and dad's anniversary. I am making 150 of these treat bags as favors for their 50th!

Friday, February 6, 2009


Ahhhhh there is some justice in this world! Dr loses license Not only should he lose his license but him and everyone involved should be brought up on charges of murder!

If you know me, you know my love for stupid criminals! This one beats all Stupid Criminals #1. And in this one....yeah these yoyos aren't quote so tough anymore are they? *LMAO* Stupid Criminals #2 Justice..you gotta love it!!!

As for this woman Octuplets mom. I'm sorry but you knowingly had 8 more babies on top of the 6 you already have to take care of. How do you plan on supporting them? Did you think the offers for money and deals would just come flying in? I personally think it was terribly irresponsible of her to even attempt another pregnancy when she had the 6 children already, knowing that there is not a father in the picture to help raise them. I feel sorry for all of the children in this family. And she expects us to feel sorry for her because she had an isolated childhood....sorry but if I was your mama and you were saying that about me, I am afraid I would tell you that you were on your own now, you better find someone better suited to help you raise these 14 kids now. She's single, unemployed and now has 14 babies to raise. Who is going to be paying for this? US!!! And she says she had an isolated childhood, how does she think she is going to provide a better childhood for this many children? What knid of attention is she going to be able to give each child? Let's get real! And what freaking dr is responsible for implanting you so many times with embryos? not just once, but 6 times you had in-vetro done! this dr should be the one who has to support them all! I feel sorry for all of these children.

This is just really cool! Inaguration

And finally on the home front. We are getting rain...ahhhhhhhh I LOVE it! It smells so good and the plants really need it! The mountains are getting snow, so they will be gorgeous when we can see them again *L* Well, I gotta get back to work on mom and dad's treat bags for their 50th anniversary party. I will post pics when I get them done. Oh Oh Oh...wait! Before I forget....my cousin Marshall has officially signed with the Sooners to play football next fall. Good luck Marsh...stay safe, have fun and kick some butt!!! We are all so proud of you!!! Thanks to his sis Meredith for keeping us all updated on Marshall's progress and the fam out that way!!