[NOTE: Big Daddy is submitting this post today.]
Lene had been working on some awesome blog entries behind the scenes, and was just about to dazzle the world with some more of her quality updates, when she was injured on Thursday night.
As she was making some Thanksgiving decorations, she was attacked by an energized hot glue gun. Her burns and her pain were severe enough to talk about going to Urgent Care, but of course the epic trauma happened at about 8:02 PM. So, we cruised over to the emergency room for some pain management and burn treatment, and just to be sure that everything was okay. When you severely burn your hands, and can’t remove the dried glue on your own, it’s a good idea to seek “professional medical help”.
Anyway, after four hours of waiting and about 20 minutes of professional medical help (which was courteous and effective), Lene left the facility with:
- Residual loopiness and seasickness from the Percocet dose that must have been big enough for a horse.
- A middle finger that felt like a big sausage due to the lidocaine injections.
- Gauze pads and medical tape on both hands.
- Prescription for pain meds.
- Instructions on burn treatment and hot glue gun safety.
- A sore shoulder from the Tetanus shot (that was totally pointless it turns out; she wasn’t due for one after all).
- Her loving husband who stayed by her side and only went to the vending machine once for a cold Dr. Pepper.
Her beautiful hands are getting better every day and she has progressed to using regular band-aids and blister pads instead of gauze and drugs.
This morning I tried to be a good Big Daddy by helping her wash her hair and take a shower (without using her own hands). We ended up calling it a date.
Thank goodness her thumbs were spared so she can continue feeding her Crackberry/Facebook addictions.
Stay tuned for some more blog posts once her full keyboarding abilities have recovered.