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John in Mich    Posted 12-02-2023 at 19:17:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Our oldest son (57) fell off his barn roof, today. He is now in ER. Broken right femur near the hip and broken right arm above the wrist. He will be getting some surgeries Tomorrow and Tuesday. He and my grandsons are building a barn, 40x64. Today they were supposed to finish the roof steel. Nope. He slipped and fell near the peak and slid all the way off the roof extension over the service door, about 10' above ground. Velocity sent him about 7' beyond.
    I just texted his wife and said that Marines don't lay around!

    John in Mich    Posted 12-22-2023 at 20:14:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • All I can say is Thank God. It has been 3 weeks since Rick had surgery for his broken leg and broken arm. Today, he had a follow up exam with his surgeon and the removal of the staples in the surgical incisions.
    Using a walker, he can walk in the house where he needs to go AND while sitting can remove a splint on his arm that replaced his cast. He can shower on his own as well.
    He still needs help with his recliner and to initially stand up. We offered our powered recliner, but space is limited.
    Thank you all for your support.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 12-24-2023 at 06:56:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • That is great news, John! Your whole family has another good reason to celebrate and be thankful this Christmas. I'm glad that he is recovering quickly.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family...........Ed

    John in Mich    Posted 12-24-2023 at 15:00:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thank you, Ed. Merry Cristmas to you and your family.

    John in Mich    Posted 12-07-2023 at 19:09:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • HOME! Rick went home this afternoon. We were going to visit and Kathy said his discharge papers had been completed. When he texted me that they were in the car I said, "stop by for a beer". LOL
    We are going to visit him tomorrow and are taking a 12 pound ham as welcome home.
    I'm sure beer is out of the question. LOL

    John in Mich    Posted 12-05-2023 at 19:31:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Had some good news, today. Our son has been out of bed and "walked" to a chair in his hospital room, yesterday. Today he had surgery to set his arm. If therapy goes well tomorrow, he might go home tomorrow.

    Philny    Posted 12-12-2023 at 15:03:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Heís lucky he didnít land worse than he did hopefully he has a good recovery, broke my leg a year ago and I have had nothing but hardware issues,they should have used loktite on the screws

    Tyler (MD)    Posted 12-06-2023 at 13:38:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Sorry about your son. My dad's friend fell off a roof years ago and had to get his hip replace.

    Glad your son is doing ok and hopefully go home soon!

    Tyler (MD)

    John in Mich    Posted 12-04-2023 at 19:20:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Medical science always amazes me. Our son injured on Saturday, Dec 2, had a temporary cast put on his right arm to stabilize it. On Sunday, Dec 3, he had surgery on his right leg near the hip, installing a stainless rod and nails. He was out of bed and in a chair today for about a half hour.
    We visited him this afternoon. He was in good spirits and is having surgery in the morning on his arm. He is planning to be home by this weekend. Wow!
    My wife had a similar break in her right leg in 1951. She was in the hospital for a month in traction. That was followed by a body cast from her upper abdomen to her right ankle and to her left knee for 3 months. Medical science!

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 12-07-2023 at 05:42:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Medicine has really advanced in our lifetime, John. Knee and hip replacements are now outpatient surgery. I'm glad that your son will be home soon.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 12-04-2023 at 15:28:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Wishing him a full recovery, John!

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 12-03-2023 at 02:16:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Godspeed on a fast recovery.

    J4nss(WNY)    Posted 12-02-2023 at 21:16:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Praying for a quick and complete recovery.

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