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Old 08-13-2013, 07:05 PM   #121
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Wilderness medicine [and Ski Patrol for that matter] now advises to not "reduce" [unless EMS trained personnel with a correct traction splint have the training and time to apply one] a femur fracture but do put the leg back into the "normal alignment" before transporting [immobilize using a splint or other leg]...this info from ER physicians that trained our patrol and taught for the Wilderness Advance First Aid for the Wilderness Medical Associates...massive bleeding is not common with a femur break but pain sure as hell is...and the shock can be a serious issue that must be mediated.

Your mileage may vary....

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Rocky and Steep did a great job in dealing with a horrific injury in a very hostile environment...ya done good! And the angels were there to help.

Phil, thank you for your reply, I knew I couldn't leave Alan with his leg all pretzeled under the bike, and I was going to have to leave him to get help, so he had to be as comfortable as I could make him, since I was concerned about shock, the splint accomplished that, and in fact Matt the EMT left the splint on rather than replacing it with another splint he had taken in to use, he felt what we had done was awesome, and praised my first aid efforts, he was impressed I knew exactly how much fluid I had left Alan and what time the accident happened. The splint stick now has a place of honor in our family room.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:09 PM   #122
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I had taken Monday off to come by for a few minutes over the weekend and say hi , then the car broke ( mechanic still trying to figure it out), and I got an ear infection. Maybe next week.
However we will have a better visit, when you do make it, as Alan is feeling better everyday!
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:26 PM   #123
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Glad to hear you are making amazing progress Allan. You and Katy are in my thoughts everyday
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:19 AM   #124
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Glad things are going well on the recovery route
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:16 AM   #125
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Well done, getting the relatives to do all the dirty chores. Always find the silver lining.

Good to hear you are dong well.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:17 PM   #126
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Update for Wednesday, August 14th

Went to the doctor today. First road trip out of the house since getting home from the hospital. Things went well at the doc. He said my leg looked good and is beginning to heal as expected. Don't go back for 3 weeks. Target date for returning to work is 3 months. Also got my oxygen cut down again today.

Progress seams slow from my end as I am getting tired of sitting around the house and watching TV. Would not be so bad being home if I could work in the shop or do other useful thing around the house.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:02 PM   #127
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It is definitely hard to sit around and wait to heal. When I smashed my foot, I was only off work for 2 weeks and it was driving me crazy not to be able to do anything but sit in one spot on the couch with my foot in the air.

I started posting a ride report for our trip to Nevada this year. Maybe that will keep you busy for a minute or 2. There is a link in my signature.

It sounds like Katy did an excellent job with your trailside care and then getting help. Good job Katy!

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Old 08-14-2013, 10:45 PM   #128
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Nice to hear your leg has started to heal, always good to get a positive vibe from the Doc.
Keep up the good healing work.

Great job on the splint and taking care of him Katy.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:51 AM   #129
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Healing process!

Glad to hear you are progressing well. Sitting around healing is not fun.
Best wishes to you!
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:44 AM   #130
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Alan,
Thanks for the updates on your condition, this is a great way to follow your progress. Keep up the good work and be patient with yourself, dont do too much too quickly!
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:15 PM   #131
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'Member, no riding! Vibrations are bad for healing bones. Sorry, but you knew that.
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:34 PM   #132
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8/15 Update

Home health staff have reduced Alan's oxygen levels throughout the week, today staff indicated he may discontinue using oxygen while he is up, however when he is laying down he should use oxygen s his sat scores drop when he lays down, the level is down to 2 rather than 4 like earlier in the week. We are going for a ride tomorrow, we hope he may be able to get in the car now that the swelling in his leg is reducing and he can bend his knee a bit.

Although TR383 hasn't visited us, he has kept us entertained, especially enjoyed he latest post in the name the location thread.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:01 PM   #133
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We are going for a ride tomorrow...


Oh wait... the car- right.

OK.

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Old 08-16-2013, 07:13 PM   #134
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I almost stopped by on my way home but I didn't receive a reply to my text and I seem to have the wrong phone number for the house so I just rode by and came home.
Glad to read you are improving so much. Enjoy the ride and do what The doc says. I am looking forward to more ride reports...
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:20 PM   #135
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I almost stopped by on my way home but I didn't receive a reply to my text and I seem to have the wrong phone number for the house so I just rode by and came home.
Glad to read you are improving so much. Enjoy the ride and do what The doc says. I am looking forward to more ride reports...
We don't text, I'll PM you our contact info, would have enjoyed seeing you.
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