So I had to be at the hospital at 7 this morning for grand rounds and a lecture on clavicle and humeral fractures. Afterwards I was scheduled to be in surgery for the rest of the day. It was awesome! I started out being the waterskier...aka holding onto a 350 lb man's leg and leaning back and pulling as hard as you can like you're water skiing. Sounds easy right? Not when the surgery last 5 hrs and you have demanding orthopedic surgeons telling you to pull harder when your arms and wrists ache and have gone numb. The second surgery was the best, I got to be first assist and the doc needed to manipulate the guy's tibia (shin) that was fractured back into the right place for pinning. So he handed me the drill and hammer and let me go to town. My first thought was does this guy know I have no idea what I'm doing, but then when I started drilling I thought "who cares this is awesome, I'm drilling a huge rood into some guy's leg". After I got out of surgery I call Andy to see where he's at. He tells me he's at urgent care and he thinks he broke his clavicle. Yeah right I thought, he's such a liar, how did he know I learned all about that this morning and now he's trying to scare me. Well, it was definately no joke, he was mountainbiking, and crashed going off of a jump. Then he had to walk his bike three miles before he could get any cell phone service to call for help. His clavicle (collar bone) is split in half with a 3rd fragment hanging in the air. Next stop, orthopedics! I'm so glad he doesn't have insurance the bill is going to be awesome! No but really, we're just glad that's all that happened. Thanks for everyone that helped him out, I really appreciate it!
Andy is working as a Physical Therapist and I'm working as a Physican Assistant. Needless to say we have some pretty interesting conversations at the dinner table! We welcomed our sweet baby boy, Drew on October 20, 2011. We are excited for this next chapter in our lives and all the adventure it holds!