Heading into Surgery

Wednesday, November 19, 2003
This morning at 8:00 my brother was taken away to prep for surgery. My mother is there, along w/ my aunt and uncle, and my brother's wife was allowed to stay with him until surgery. Mother said he wasn't afraid, but that he was in a lot of pain.

My brother owns an AC/Refrigeration company and was working at the school yesterday - I don't know exactly what happened, but that he was on the roof and either slipped trying to jump to a ledge or something like that and ended up falling off and hitting the ground.

During more x-rays yesterday the doctors were afraid he might have broken his pelvis bone, too but when I talked to my mother this morning she said no, that it was just his hip - in three places.

He spent last night in traction and on morphine I am sure. Mother said they were still giving it to him this morning. She is supposed to call me when it's over with so I'll give another update then.

Thank you to everyone who has commented that you're thinking about him. Broken bones may not be that bad, but it so easily could have been his neck that hit and not his hip and that is what we've all been thinking It really does hurt to see someone you love in so much pain. Thanks again.