20 July 2008

Interesting Day

After the Divine Services and Bible Class I headed out for the hospital to visit Al and bring him the Sacrament. Then quick back to St. Paul's for an appointment at 2. But right before I got back to St. Paul's, I met the ambulance rushing down the road (and I always wonder: is that for one of mine). Little did I know! Then Cindi called - her dad had been using a table saw and had sliced through some fingers. After the meeting, down to Anderson to check on Dave, but they've got no plastic surgeon on call over the weekend, so he's to be shipped to SLU. I drive Cindi and Jo down to SLU (stopping for a bite to eat) and then a long wait at SLU - for not terrible news, but not the best. Rather than operating today, the doctor closed up the wounds and told Dave he'd see him sometime next week for surgery after the blood thinner he takes has worked its way out of his system. He's most likely receiving a prosthetic joint in the ring finger. Yikes! So poor Dave is rather hobbled with only one hand useable (the damaged one is wrapped up like a mummy). He decided on Red Robyn as the place to eat on the way home (he'd not had a thing since breakfast). Got him and Jo home and settled, but between his bad hand and her still sore shoulder, getting dressed is not going to be an easy task for them. And we won't even THINK about the next time we'll be able to play cards... :( Prayer for Al and for Dave (and Jo!) would be appreciated!


Anastasia Theodoridis said...

How awful! Prayers for all concerned.

Becky said...

Oh no! Praying.

Jimbo said...

somewhere online you should be able to find some sort of card holder for people with only one arm!

in all seriousness, Dave and the rest are in my prayers.

oh, btw, Laura's pregnant with our fourth child.

William Weedon said...


Jo actually has two of those - she sometimes needs it when her hands cramp.

Congrats on #4!!! God is a bounteous Giver!

Thanks, all, for the prayers!

Rev. James Leistico said...

btw, the Leistico six (!) will be driving past your place around 9:30 am Wednesday and sometime in the afternoon of the 29th - on our way too and from Northern Michigan for Laura's family reunion.

(with all these former PALS wives pregnant, it almost makes me wonder if Pete's wife is great with child too.)

Rosko said...

I will be praying for all of them.


Chris said...

Will be praying...that sounds pretty bad!