Bad Luck Streak Keeps Going.....

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by HollowbeadRanch, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    Well, first of all I wanted to say Hi to everyone! I have been very preoccupied with ALOT of things that have been going on here lately, and as a result I have not been able to keep caught up on the forums..... but it looks like that will probably be changing for a while atleast....

    Yesterday we had to rush my Husband to the ER. His 40 cal. pistol jammed a shell and then misfired without him even touching the trigger. Something malfunctioned with the firing pen causing it to come down on the shell by itself, making the gun fire. The full metal jacket went straight through his left hand. It shattered the bone in his hand below the nuckle on his ring finger. The Dr. in the ER was able to remove all of the shattered pieces, but he is going to have to go to a bone specialist (hopefully tomorrow) and the specialist will decide if he is going to put a plate in it or exactly what he needs to do. 20% of the tendon is still intact and he can feel and move his ring finger. Right now they have it bandaged up ALOT... they inserted a drain tube straight through the hole so that it could drain good this weekend while we are waiting for him to see the specialist. They are pretty positive that they will have to do surgery but we won't know anything for sure until he gets to see the specialist. As a result we will be at home more than usual, and with the pain medicine keeping him asleep most of the time I will probably be getting on TGS alot more to try and get my mind off of things. Being able to vent a little on here just seems to help some.

    Thanks everyone for listening!
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I am so sorry for your husbands accident................guns can be very tricky sometimes........thank GOD ..it didn't kill him .................I pray that he will heal quickly with no complications..................my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family............... :pray: :pray:




    we will be happy..................... to see you around here more........
     

  3. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Wow! How scary!!!! Glad to have you back Brandi. :hug:
     
  4. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    Thank you both! It feels good to be back... I just wish it was under better circumstances :?
     
  5. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Definatly :sigh:
     
  6. rebelshope

    rebelshope New Member

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    Sep 20, 2008
    Wisconsin
    Oh I am so sorry that happened. How horrible. I hope you husband's doctors can fix him up as good as new again. :pray:
     
  7. Amy Goatress

    Amy Goatress New Member

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    Oct 1, 2008
    I'm sorry to hear of your husband's accident Brandi.
     
  8. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    I'm so sorry your hubby got hurt! That must have been terrifying for you! I'll be praying for a full recovery for him. Good luck! :hug:
     
  9. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    Thank you both.

    Well, we were able to get him an appointment with the bone specialist this evening at 2:30PM, so we will see what he says... Right now I am in the process of trying to gather up the medical reports and copies of the x-rays that they took on Saturday, to take with us this evening. :(
     
  10. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Brandi,

    I am so sorry to hear about your husband's accident. I hope that he recovers quickly and without incedent. Take care and know that we are here for you! (and him!) :hug:
     
  11. rkalgren

    rkalgren New Member

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    Sep 22, 2008
    Falls Creek, PA
    Sorry about the accident. Hope he recovers well. Please, have the gun checked out by a quality gunsmith befor using it again.
     
  12. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Brandi,

    Oh that the Lord that is all that happened.

    Keep us posted and he will be on my prayer list.
     
  13. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Brandi, thank God all turned out the way it did! I agree with rkalgren....when all has settled down and hubby is healing..please find a good gunsmith and have that pistol checked out....better to be on the safe side.
     
  14. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    Wow...that's scary...I wish the best your husband's recovery. It may take a long time, but it's amazing what doctors can do these days in terms of reconstructing and making things as good as or almost as good as new.
     
  15. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    Thanks everyone! Yes, the gun will definitely be checked out. We were told (after the fact of course :roll: ) that this particular manufacturer has been having a few recalls on this specific model. It is just one of those fluke things that happens I guess... wrong place wrong time. Lee is so good with guns and has had them and handled them since he was a kid (he owns quite a few pistols, rifles, and shotguns and I even have a couple myself), but this was one of those things that couldn't really be helped. If the pistol didn't have a short muzzle then his hand wouldn't have even been in the way of the shot... but should've, could've, would've I guess...

    We went to surgeons today but he had an emergency and couldn't see him, so we had to go BACK to the ER (which was just.... fun) to get new bandages put on and to make sure everything was looking good to get him through till tomorrow. His new appointment is it 8:00AM in the morning, so we will see what they say.

    I really do appreciate all of the support, more than I can express! Thank ya'll!
     
  16. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    We're all here for you Brandi :hug:
     
  17. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    Thanks Chelsey... Right now I am gathering everything up and we should be leaving for his appointment in about 45 minutes or so... wish us luck :pray:
     
  18. greatcashmeres

    greatcashmeres New Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Maine
    Yes, continued prayers and good luck today. :pray: Positive thoughts sent your way for the Dr. appt.