Sunday, May 20, 2007

So hard to keep up...

It's so hard to keep up on all that happens at work (as you all know). Tonight we had this poor guy who was in his bathroom at home and the (cheap) framed mirror he had on his bathroom wall broke and fell on his calf while he had his back turned. It basically sliced through skin, subcutaneous tissue, fascia, and muscle on its way down. It was on of the gnarliest lacerations (if you want to call it that) that I have ever seen. The ER doc spent one and half hours and over 80 stitches to put his calf back together again. The doc was kind and gave him a milligram of Dilaudid to help him through his ordeal as well as several shots of 2% lidocaine. Can you imagine having part of your calf muscle sheared off by a mirror??!! Does that trump the seven years bad luck rule??

1 comment:

mama_nomad said...

oh. my. god. how do you not puke when you see these things first hand? i am clutching my calf tighly right now.