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WOD Challenge-08-09-19-Delicate-Faceplant

Warning, this post may not be for the squeamish

 

Word of the Day Challenge

Well folks, I got a call early this morning from my brother. My phone was in the living room and I had gone back to sleep once my husband got off to work. I worry about my Dad all the time, so something told me to get up and go see who the call was from.

Sure enough, it was my brother calling to say my Dad fell and cut his face in a couple of spots. After talking to him and then my son Sean who lives with Dad, I ascertained he did a face plant trying to get out of bed, cutting the delicate skin on his face. Sean said there was so much blood it scared the crap out of him.

I knew I would have felt the same and freaked out a bit, yet I assured him the face or head always bleeds profusely when cut. I made sure he was not dizzy, did not need stitches, and asked if they had butterfly stitches at the house. Mom used to need those a lot, she fell and/or bled from her dialysis arm frequently, and they used to keep something on hand for that. But you know how guys look for stuff.

Kevin, my brother, had to go out of town this morning, so he went to check on him first, he put a couple of regular bandaids on him since the bleeding had stopped. I called Sean next to get the whole story and he was pretty shaken but I calmed him down. He said he was wearing white and somehow didn’t get a drop of blood on himself, even after helping Dad up, cleaning up and everything. Dad, he said, was dressed and eating yogurt in the living room when I called. No wonder I call him “tough guy” 😉😊

I debated whether to show you the picture Kevin sent, however, you might need a visual. To me, it looks more like he hit the table first. Sean says Dad said no…what do y’all think?

Gus, after falling this morning

I think he just didn’t want to go to the hospital. As long as he isn’t dizzy or nauseous, he should be fine…however, I will have Sean come get me in a little while so I can go visit him myself and make sure he’s good. Sorry for the rough pic, I just wanted a second opinion to ease my mind.

11 thoughts on “WOD Challenge-08-09-19-Delicate-Faceplant”

  1. I know, this has been a wake up call to the whole family that we need to be more on top of his situation. Sean, my son, was asleep in the next room but never realized anything had happened until he heard his feeble cry for help. Then he walked in on what looked like a horror movie. I suggested maybe he try to get up at the same time and check if he needs help getting to the bathroom or a hand just getting out of bed.

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  2. Oh…it looks bad, poor guy. I hope he’s feeling better…ageing is just not fun (I had 4 falls the year I turned 65…not surprisingly my depression returned 🙂 ).

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