Friday, December 19, 2008
My ex-husband called me yesterday morning to tell me that he'd fallen at work and had either broken or dislocated his hip. After getting to the hospital and having multiple x-rays and a CT scan, they determined that it was indeed broken. He lives about an hour away from here. His mom and stepdad went to the hospital as soon as they could after it happened. They stayed until about 3:00 or 4:00 in the afternoon. They scheduled surgery for his hip for about 4:30 or 5:00 yesterday afternoon. His mom and stepdad had to go to his apartment and get his 2 dogs and bring them back here to the vet to board them. I guess after that, they didn't think they needed to go back. Maybe it's just me, but if either of my sons was having surgery, I'd be there waiting when he got out to make sure everything went okay. Since neither his mom nor his dad saw fit to be there, I arranged for my mom to pick my kids up from daycare and drove there when I got off work. It was really foggy and drizzly last night and I'm not the best night driver in the world anyway. I did make it there though. I just couldn't let him come out of surgery to an empty room. No one should have to be alone after surgery! He was really glad to see me when he got back to his room. I could see him lift his head up when they were bringing him back in and saw a visible sigh of relief when he saw I was there. He's probably going to be in the hospital at least through the weekend, and he'll more than likely still be in rehab on Christmas Day. What a way to spend Christmas. The boys are pretty worried about him too. They want to go see him. We'll either go see him tonight or tomorrow. I'm a little afraid that they'll hurt him accidentally just trying to hug him or touch him. I'll just have to drill into them that they have to be VERY careful with Daddy. His mom and stepdad are supposed to be going to Washington to spend Christmas with their other son and granddaughters. Again, maybe it's just me, but if I had a son in the hospital or rehab, I would cancel the trip and be there for him! Sorry for the rambling post...just had to get it all out!