Well it’s been a pretty long and stressful week, even longer for Jessica. Long story short, last Friday on the last night of Jessica’s stay at her parents house to keep an eye on her dad while her mom was in California, he fell and hurt himself really bad while riding his lift up the stairs to go to bed. Like really bad, bad enough to need to be life flighted to Kearney. We were afraid that he wouldn’t make it through the injury and emergency surgery because of his poor health, and even if he did we thought there was a good chance that he would lose his leg. Luckily Jessica was there when it happened and was able to help to save his life, unluckily Jessica and Alexander were both there to witness everything.
I got the call when I was already in bed for the night here at home and went to meet her mom at the airport who was getting back on a late flight and knew nothing about it. I grabbed her mom and drove her immediately to the hospital in Kearney, not even waiting for her bag. Then I grabbed Alexander and took him home so he wouldn’t be underfoot and got back around 3:30 in the morning. Everyone was very frustrated over the weekend because we couldn’t find out anything about anything because there was no one there to speak to and even during the week it was hard to find anything out. Everyone’s spirits were raised quite a bit when we found out that he is going to keep his foot and is already starting to heal really well. He’s being even more of a smart ass than he ever was which for people that know him is hard to imagine. It’s going to be a long recovery though, sounds like he will be spending at least 12 weeks at a skilled nursing place in Kearney before he can go home. I just hope he takes it seriously and does all the rehab that they want him to do so that maybe he can get his mobility even better than he was before, maybe lose a little weight and be able to stay living at home as long as possible. Not everyone gets a second chance like this after something as bad as this happens. TAKE IT SERIOUSLY STEPHEN.
Alexander and I are back at home, Jessica is on her way home now, and my brother and sister in law are headed back to Pittsburgh today. Tonight we will be doing trick or treat on the trail, Alexander is very excited that his cousin Vaughn is coming tonight to do that with him and will be spending the night and tomorrow is Halloween. Alexander is going to be a witch, I’ve given up on correcting him and calling it a wizard because he wants to be a witch. Fine, whatever. Thanks to the friends and family who helped with things up at the big lake during this whole thing, thanks to the people who covered for me at work on short notice, and thank you to Tiffany who came and took care of the pets here at home while we were gone. Let’s hope things get back to normal and life goes back to being good again.