I send a question out to you twitter friends and net friends concerning what to expect in the future when it comes to broken bones?
I know it sounds like a weird question for sure, so let me paint a picture for you. Two weeks ago, my wife was in a horrid car accident. She was just heading to my work to pick up my check so I could watch the kids. A couple of blocks down the road an old man about 83 or so ran through a stop sign and my wife couldn’t stop the car in time, t-boning the pickup truck with her 4 door car. Luckily she lived, not so lucky for him, he did not. Though she did suffer a few (six or seven) broken bones in her lower leg, ankle, and foot area. After 2 weeks they were finally able to close her up after putting in half of a hardware store into her leg. She has more screws and plates in her right now than my laptop. I know right now, she is in so much pain that the nursing staff can’t even keep her dosed enough, leaving her crying in the hospital. They were talking about releasing her monday (tommorow) and they can’t even control her pain while she is there in the hospital. This makes me wonder if the meds they send her home with will even help at all or if she will be in intense pain the entire time she is home. I know this will be a challenge, and I hope that perhaps a conversation with her doctor tommorow will remove my worries of her coming home too early. I know she needs to come home for at least her sanity of things getting back to normal, but I wonder if we are jumping the gun.
Anyway, have any of you been through the same thing, if so, what are your suggestions to help keep someone after an accident the most comfortable at home, and what to expect in the way of recovery for a severe injury to a leg/ankle/foot.
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