So it was a normal day. We woke up with a plan to build a coop for the chickens to be housed as they have gotten large fast. The project started well with the whole family helping. Then as we became overheated and tired, the accidents started. I walked out from changing a diaper and stepped straight onto a nail. It went through my shoe. Unfortunately, I knew I hadn't had a tetanus shot in quite some time so I grabbed my shot record only to find it had been 18 years since my last one. (horse ppl should have one every 5 years) The best part was that the nail was laying in old horse manure......ha even better. So I called my Dr who told me I had to come in right away and get a shot. Nate's mad because quite frankly he needed my help, not to burdened with all the kids while I run out for a shot. So he stood telling me I am so accident prone and annoying. I get to the Dr and am waiting for the shot and I get a call from Nate. He says in a weird voice, "Babe, come home right now, I had a bad accident," then hangs up. I feel the color drain from my face not even knowing what happened and run to the nurse telling her I have to leave immediately. She had just finished filling the needle and pounds my left arm. I take the stairs and run FAST to the car. I call him back as I'm rushing through traffic. He tells me he has called an ambulance and he thinks he had cut an artery. I call my mom who lives close and tell her to rush over and get a tourniquet on him. When I arrive the fire trucks were here, and my mom. I rush to see him and he's totally purple, in shock and heart rate only 37 bpm. Shortly after, an ambulance arrives and we all head to the hospital. They ended up having to call in a plastic surgeon to reattach the pieces of tendons that were frayed. Oddly enough they did the entire surgery with him awake, right there in the ER. All's well that ends well though and he does have good use of his hand still. There are some issues with how tight it is and the thumb and middle finger, but they say he will heal well. I hope that's true.
The coop did get finished and the baby chicks do LOVE their new home! Next project, PIGLETS!