Monday, May 7, 2012

The Time I Took The Husband to the ER

Good Monday to ya!
I was going to post about some DIY projects The Husband and I did this weekend...
It was all scheduled and everything...

That was before our trip to the ER last night.
Don't worry - we are all fine and dandy...
The Husband's face on the other hand is a little worse for wear....

This is the story of the time I took The Husband to the ER:
We currently have a normal run-of-the-mill water heater.
Well at the old house, we had a very nice tank-less water heater.
So when we left, that water heater went with us.

Yesterday, The Husband starting installing the tank-less at the new house.
We were trying to drain the old water heater so we could move it.
As he was trying to wrench free a bolt, the wrench slipped and BAM!
Right in the face with the open end of a giant wrench!

He handled it very well - went into the bathroom, asked for a towel.
washed it out a little and started applying pressure.
We added a little ice to help with the swelling.
He asked me to call my parents to come check it out to see if he needed stitches.
They said definitely - so off the ER we went.

Let me be clear - my husband is TOUGH. No tears, no wincing - NADA!
Here I am, completely unscathed and ready to burst into tears at any moment.
He was more upset about not being able to have fresh dinner.
Seriously - can we gain a LITTLE perspective?! haha!

We were in and out of the ER in about an hour - not bad by ER standards.
The only time he flinched even a little was the THIRD shot of Lidocaine.
The Husband is pretty hard core. He didn't even cry when the initial injury happened!

One hour and four stitches later, we went home. 
He was fine; the swelling was so much better 
the wound isn't as bad as it seemed.

I on the other hand, was not. 
Once everyone left, I had a moment of crying.
Whatever - no judging. I was sad for The Husband! 
He was hurt and I couldn't help. 
Most annoying feeling EVER.

The lady that stitched him up did an amazing job.
They are teeny tiny stitches and will come out in 5 days. 
I'm sure in the next 5 days The Husband will be tired of me asking if he is OK. 
Maybe I will switch it up and ask "How are you doing".

Certainly NOT my idea of a good weekend wind-down. 
Oh and the hot water heater is still not properly installed...lovely haha!

How was your Sunday evening?

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12 comments:

Café Moka said...

I'm glad your husband is alright!

My Sunday evening was pretty normal, I watched Desperate Housewives!

Christy {SparklesandSpinach} said...

Oh no! So glad your Husband is ok!!! I would be the same way! I'm so tough with pain myself, but when I see someone get hurt, especially someone I care about, ugh... I get light-headed & faint and totally freak out. Wishing him a speedy recovery!

Caroline said...

Oh gosh. So glad he is ok. Hoping for a speedy recovery.

Faith said...

so glad to hear that he is alright.

trust me, i know exactly what you were feeling. i did the hardcore crying at the hospital the day hubs had to go to the ER. of course, it was after the doctor left and poor hubs had to comfort me, haha. like i was the one who was hurt. i just couldn't help myself. i was just so upset to see him hurt.

CeCe @Frugalista Married said...

I've been there too! My husband is a tough guy too and half the time I don't even believe he is in pain b/c he doesn't show it. Me...I'm a mess. I can't take pain and I don't like him to be in pain either. Glad he's okay.

Leah said...

What an eventful Sunday. Hope he's feeling better!

J and A said...

Poor guy! Hope it heals up ok.

Alexis @ Christian WifeStyle said...

Oh geez! Hope he isn't in too much pain! I don't handle my husband getting injured very well either!

Kristen said...

Yikes! At least he's ok!

Amber - Binkertation said...

eeeeeeeeek!!! Hope he is feeling better soon, or should I say hope you are feeling better/calm down soon? ;)

Seriously though, what an eventful night - hoping there are no more ER visits in either of your futures!

Kelsey Claire said...

I stop by your blog for the first time and I read about your exciting/stressful night. I am glad that everyone is recovering, but how stressful! Prayers for easy recovery!

Carolyn said...

OH NO! I'm glad he's ok! Hopefully it doesn't look too bad! EEK!