I live rurally also and am approx 45 min. unless traffic is bad or I hit all the stop lights longer. Whew, good thinking on your feet. What an ordeal especially as he bleeds easily. Thank God you got him there. Accidents happen so easily. Praise the Lord they got right to working on him getting him stapled up.
Yes, I’m glad too. It took longer for the paperwork than for us to get to ER and for them to attend him. I made an appointment with our dr for the removal but I think Ashley will remove them so we don’t have to go in. She has the tool from the hospital where she works.
OOH MY WORD!!! Toogie, that is incredible. You did exactly what you were supposed to do! I don't think I could think that clearly and for us the ER is 22 miles away and no fast EMT either. I guess I should always keep my hair washed and brushed! And my shoes where I can find them. Aren't you glad you weren't in the shower or something. Whew! Praise the LORD!
I had just dressed as he called out. I thought too, that I was glad he wasn’t alone, when it happened. I usually am in my gown, if we aren’t going anywhere or expecting anyone. I was getting my clothes on bc I was going with him to pick up pecans. I thought about my hair when we got back. I had used the bathroom and was washing my hands and I looked up to see my reflection in the mirror. I don’t think I had brushed it yet.
Toogie, you are a brave soul. I know what you mean about the blood when there is bleeding issues. Glad that you were able to get him to hospital, and things taken care of so quickly. At least you keep you cool and were able to do what was necessary at the time. Hoping for a speedy recovery.
Oh he is fine thank you. Healing well.
Thank God you knew what to do! I panic and I am the worst to be around during emergencies. I pray he heals quickly and listens to you to use scissors instead next time!
I thought he would learn from his last experience but evidently not.
Oh my goodness! You kept your cool, I would have been passed out. So glad he had you there. I use a box cutter but now after reading this I will use scissors! I am thankful for so much. Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Suzanna
Please use scissors! That’s the first thing I did, before even cleaning the floor, when we got home. There were 2 zip ties on each of the two pecan pickers.
You are my hero!!! Kudos and hugs to you. Far better you lose it after the crisis is over than during, I say. And I took your advice and told Rob your story and warned him to use scissors. A very happy Thanksgiving to you and hope this week will be much easier and less traumatic.
Glad you warned him!
What is it with old guys having to always use their pocket knife? Guess he’s too old to change his thinking but I HOPE this time he learns. My friend Martha Ann said, we could have bought a lot of pecans, with what the ER bill will be!
Yep, Like Toogies, not sure why they have to have a pocketknife. Hubby and I looked all over last evening for his pocketknife that he thought he had lost. He found it where he had used it to cute the perforations on a packet of wipes. Silly old man.
Oh my gosh, how horrible an event to encounter in the kitchen. Thank God for the good outcome . Take care, Toogie...
Is this Vicki or Jim?
Good to see you comment, if it’s you V ! I’m hoping and praying for good health to be restored. I hope successful treatments can be tolerated, without side effects. May your spirit and energy be lifted, so you can enjoy the things in life you are passionate about. ❤️Toogie
Gosh dear… it’s surprising how we hold our cool in emergencies then after wonder how we did it. Glad your husband is safe home and recovering and all the blood has been removed from your kitchen
Thank you he is fine. I told him I was gonna have to treat him like a child and take all the knives away from him. Also, he keeps a sharp edge on all the kitchen and his knives.
Well done toogie. I would have lost it in that situation. Don’t like the sight of so much blood. Hope all is well now. Hugs
Yes he is good, thank you. Our oldest daughter reacts like you at the sight of blood.
So glad that you were able to stay focused and knew what to do and did it. Sorry that the two of you had to experience this, but glad of the outcome. You never cease to amaze!
Thanks I’m glad he’s okay now. We will see how much this pecan picker ends up costing when we get the ER bill. The thing is, this isn’t his first time to have an accident with his pocket knife. He and Ashley were on the front porch doing something with the weed eater. As I was walking up the steps, after my bus route, he cut himself. He had to have stitches back then and I know that weed eater ended up costing a lot more than what Lowe’s or Walmart charged us!
It is amazing how us ladies cope in an emergency. Thankfully it ended well, and you are both home safe. Please take the time to rest and both of you recover. Best wishes to you and your husband.
Thank you so far I hold together well as it is happening. I only cry or get weak after it’s all over, which seems ridiculous to do then. I am so glad he wasn’t alone when he did this. I don’t even want to think what the outcome would have been.
Hi, Sweets. I am another sister who is cool as a clam during the crisis and then collapse or get ill a couple weeks later. It's just the way we're built. Probably should have each had 10 kids.
The three I had were enough, thank you-lol
One, Ashley, got a broken arm at school and the other two had to have stitches on their foreheads. Marsha when she turned over on her bicycle, on our then, gravel road. Our son got his when we were spending Christmas Day at my sisters. All the kids were playing hide and seek or some child’s game, in the barn, when he fell on the tractor disc. My brother in law farmed soybeans. Then another time the kids saddled a Shetland pony and didn’t gird the girth up tight enough. The saddle turned and he fell off on a tree root. Had a concussion. That’s enough accidents for me. I believe these were the biggest accidents while the kids were growing up in the country, so in a way, they were lucky-lol
Thank God you knew what to do and stayed calm enough to get through it! Prayers for you and your husband!
I have thought at different times this week about people that are stabbed to death. This was just one puncture or stab and look how much blood he lost.
Wow! I'm so glad you knew what to do. Prayers for a peaceful Thanksgiving.
I just wanted the blood to stop and did the only thing I thought to do. I’m just glad it wasn’t but one stab wound and not a slash.
Wow! You were absolutely amazing in crisis. I'm so proud of you, you saved his life!
His sister said the same thing. All I know is time wasn’t on our side, so I had to get him help beyond me fast. He asks like it was no big deal but I am not exaggerating when I say, it was a LOT of blood.