Ruined her barbecue
July 6, 2023 12:06pm CST
I haven’t had a daughter emergency in a long time. Fortunately, this time I had a car that I could use. She was about 35 miles south of our house for a barbecue and fell about 15 minutes after arriving. She was taken to the hospital with either a broken foot or a broken ankle (so far, we know she tore all the ligaments and tendons). She couldn’t even hobble to the car to be driven by a friend to the hospital. So I went down and met them at the hospital. Her friend drove her car to the hospital, but because he's not sure about driving stick all the way back, we traded cars. He drove the car I was using back up to MY friend's house to drop it off and I drove him and another friend home before driving back to the hospital to get her. We had so much fun and it wasn’t even the Fourth of July yet. She goes to the orthopedist tomorrow for a full evaluation of her foot. We got her a knee scooter to get around on until she's allowed to put weight on the foot.
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• Shingle Springs, California
I have a stupid step in my house just beyond the entry that I point out when people come over. Too many people have fallen, and I have to wonder who the heck would have designed a house that way. Anyway, I hope your daughter has a good recovery. Falls are not fun.
• United States
@DaddyEvil She's feeling better about things, even though it turned to be as bad as suspected. Answers do make a difference. She will have to work from home and she has the letter from the doctor explaining why she can't go in person. She has to keep her foot elevated above the level of her heart. Can't do that at work.