Sunday, August 14, 2005
My dad turned 78 yesterday, and unfortunately celebrated it with a ride to the hospital in an ambulance. He had gone out to the garage/patio to make sure the barbecue was shut down properly, and either tripped or fainted, falling face first into his workbench and a metal vise attached to the end of it. Mom went looking for him and found him unconscious on the floor fo the garage. He has fractured the bones in his cheek as well as some ribs, and has terrible gashes on his face and arm. As of now he is in the hospital on some major pain medications, but all seems stable. The doctors are going to do some investigating to see if he passed out from some sort of cardiac "event" but right now they don't know for sure. Dad has no memory of falling. Mom says he looks like a train wreck. We all would appreciate positive healing vibes!