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04-09-2007, 06:51 PM
My son's right hand was crushed under one and a half tons of pressure today, in an industrial accident, which took place at his job in a lithography studio. He has many deep cuts on the back of his hand, and the lower bone of his thumb is crushed for sure. He has been stitched and casted, but we see the orthopedic surgeon soon, to determine what, if anything, more needs to be done for him.

Fortunately, he did not lose his hand, which can and has happened in accidents such as these, and will eventually recover the use of his thumb. No permanent harm is done, thank GOD. He is resting now, but please pray for his continued recovery.

It looks like it is all going to work out fine in the end, but his father and I were quite shaken (as was my son) by this. Thank you, in advance, for all your prayers.
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04-09-2007, 06:56 PM
I will definitely keep him in my thoughts and hope he has use of his right hand in the future, and that he has no permanent damage. Send my "Feel better" to your family, and let them know that I know what they're going through, as we had my grandfather in my hospital about a year ago, but I know it's not the same. You can get through this, I know you will!
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04-09-2007, 07:02 PM
OMG! Keeping him in my thoughts! :hug:

04-09-2007, 07:04 PM
I am HORRIBLY sorry to read about this! rest assured that i will remember ya'll in my prayers!

04-09-2007, 07:15 PM
hope your son recover soon... my prayers is with your families...... take care...

04-09-2007, 07:17 PM
Oh my gosh! I'm so glad that he didn't lose his hand and hope that his recovery goes well! :hug:

04-09-2007, 07:49 PM
OMGosh! I hope he recovers with no long-term effects!

04-09-2007, 07:52 PM
Just said a prayer...what's his name?

misha rf
04-09-2007, 07:57 PM
OMG! I hope he heals quickly!! :hug:

04-09-2007, 08:08 PM
Praying for your family.

04-09-2007, 08:10 PM
:pray: Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. :hug:

04-09-2007, 08:25 PM
:heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: Warm prayerful thoughts for your son and your family and his medical team to return him back to new! I shudder to even begin to imagine the pain he must have. Hoping all is well and everyone is taken care of! :muah:

04-09-2007, 08:28 PM
Wow, I hope his recovery goes well. I'll be praying for him!

04-09-2007, 08:58 PM
All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

04-09-2007, 09:01 PM
That's terrible! Was it his dominant hand? Can he still use the remote for the tv?

Seriously though, I do hope he recovers well.

04-09-2007, 09:12 PM
Oh no!

my healingest thoughts to him!

P.S. Please make sure his ortho is a fellowship trained hand surgeon or at least board certified and experienced in hand surgery!

04-09-2007, 10:11 PM
THANK YOU ALL soooooo much for your prayers! :muah: You are such a blessing!

Just said a prayer...what's his name?

His name is Adam. He is 24 years old, will be 25 in May.

He just woke up to eat a bite and take some more antibiotics and pain meds. We'll have him see the orthopedic doc tomorrow.

(Pray for me too, I've got work waiting for me that HAS to get done, and I'm at home, taking care of him, NOT at work, doing it...yikes! But he is my priority... God will make a way for me to get it all done.)

That's terrible! Was it his dominant hand? Can he still use the remote for the tv?

Yes, it was his dominant hand, he is right handed. Not gonna be using the tv remote for a while. Got a pic of his ouchie. You can see how swollen it got - after it stopped being FLAT. :shrug: Won't show you under the bandages, tooooooo gory. My poor husband about passed out while they were stitching him up. It was pretty grusome. Thought I was gonna have to carry them both home. :teehee:
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04-09-2007, 10:18 PM
I will say an extra prayer for Adam and your family tonight. Take Care

04-09-2007, 10:39 PM
i hope he is keeping it elevated. did they give you clear instructions when they sent him home with you? if not, call back. his after-care will be very important. so sorry to hear of his accident.

04-09-2007, 10:45 PM
i hope he is keeping it elevated. did they give you clear instructions when they sent him home with you? if not, call back. his after-care will be very important. so sorry to hear of his accident.

oh yes, elevate, ice, etc... all instructions given to me, mom. Now if I could just get a 24 year old son to listen... :teehee:
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04-09-2007, 10:50 PM
Dear Monidew,
I am praying for Adam right now...for total healing of his hand and thumb. Nothing is impossible with God and I know He hears a Mother's heart...Praying for a peaceful night's rest for all of you!
God Bless You,
Merry :)

04-09-2007, 11:17 PM
Oh how horrible. I'll be praying for all of you. I'm glad he didn't lose the use of his hand. Take care.

04-10-2007, 12:10 AM
You & Adam are in my thoughts! :hug: :hug: :hug:

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04-10-2007, 12:18 AM
OMG. Jeez. All my prayers are with you and the orthopedic surgeon. <all fingers and toes crossed>.

04-10-2007, 01:55 AM
What a terrible thing to happen :shock: Hope he recovers quickly and everything turns out fine.Will be thinking of you and your son :hug: :hug: :hug:

04-10-2007, 06:35 AM
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Ouch! Thinking of you and your family! :heart:

04-10-2007, 06:37 AM
I hope he recovers quickly :hug:

04-10-2007, 07:35 AM
sending healing thoughts and prayers- hope things go well today. let work go- it will get done eventually.

04-10-2007, 07:47 AM
:hug: :pray: Many prayers for your son!

04-10-2007, 09:47 AM
I just said a prayer for Adam, you guys, and his doctors. I hope he has a speedy recovery, and you all find some comfort there. So sorry this happened!!

04-10-2007, 09:56 AM
Updating again: Doc is in surgery all day today, won't be seeing him until tomorrow. I'm taking my son to work with me today, doing only the necessities, and taking him to an unrelated appointment this evening. Will let you know more as we do.
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04-10-2007, 09:56 AM
Praying for you all right now.

It's always worse when it happens to your child, than it would be if it happened to you, huh? That parenting instinct kicks in and you can almost drive yourself crazy with worry.

I have broken my arms three times, my nose twice, several sprains, and put my arm through a glass door, cutting so deeply it revealed the tendon...and never cried. My dd goes in for a shot, and I cry harder than she does!

Hang in there...it looks hopeful!


04-10-2007, 10:37 AM
OMG Many prayers to Adam and your family. Work will find a way to get done.

04-10-2007, 11:12 AM
Oh how awful - sending my prayers.

04-10-2007, 11:18 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you and Adam. :hug:

04-10-2007, 11:46 AM
oh yes, elevate, ice, etc... all instructions given to me, mom. Now if I could just get a 24 year old son to listen... :teehee:

As a 24 year old, it can be a little difficult to listen :teehee: I broke a bone or two in my right hand a few years ago and had to be casted up. Wasn't all that much fun, without a doubt (nice red big cast, fingers pointing down, little finger use, oh yeah). But, knowing that he will recover, is the positive in all of this. It could have been worse, and thank God it wasn't.

Your family, and Adam are in my thoughts :pray: please keep us updated! :hug:

04-10-2007, 12:23 PM
Poor boy!!! Poor YOU!!!

Sending positive energy and thougths your way!!!!

04-10-2007, 12:27 PM
My prayers are with you and your family! Adam, get well soon!!! :muah: :muah: :muah:

04-10-2007, 03:05 PM
:hug: :hug: :hug: Speedy healing!

04-10-2007, 04:09 PM
I'm praying for him! :pray:

nadja la claire
04-10-2007, 05:30 PM
:hug: :grphug: :hug: :grphug: :hug: :grphug: :hug:

I'll keep your son and your family in my thoughts. I hope all will be well.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

04-10-2007, 05:54 PM
My prayers are with your family.

04-11-2007, 01:21 AM
Oh, I'm so sorry to read this! My thoughts and prayers are with you, Adam and everyone else involved.

What a blessing in all this that you know already that his hand will be saved.

May he heal well and quickly.


04-11-2007, 06:46 PM
We got good news at the ortho doc today! Adam's crushed metacarpal bone at the base of his thumb will not require any surgery or pins to heal properly. The joints at either end of the bone are in good shape, and all the shards fell right in place, not scattered around. So it can heal on its own with a good casting - which was also done today. He'll have it removed in a week to take out the stitches, and then put another one on for continued healing. He's going to be just fine!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS! This is proof that they work!!!
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04-11-2007, 06:48 PM
I'm so glad you got good news today.. continued prayers for a fast recovery!!! :hug:

04-11-2007, 06:51 PM
:grphug: Great news! :cheering:

04-11-2007, 06:55 PM
Yay!! That's great news!

04-11-2007, 07:17 PM
Oh, I'm so glad to hear it looks like things will be okay. :hug:

04-11-2007, 07:27 PM
i am so glad to hear that! i will continue to pray for your family!

04-11-2007, 07:37 PM
that is really great news! :hug:

04-11-2007, 07:39 PM
:hug: :heart: :hug: glad things turned out to be the best under the circumstances.

04-11-2007, 08:17 PM
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04-11-2007, 08:28 PM
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Yippy Yahoo! So glad for your son and your family! Sometimes bad things happen in the right way to turn out ok..
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04-12-2007, 08:37 AM
I'm so happy for all of you. It sounds as if things are going as well as possible. Hang in there. You and yours will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

04-12-2007, 10:05 AM
Wonderful news!! Thanks for the update!! I will keep you guys in my prayers.

04-12-2007, 11:53 AM
Wonderful news! Thank God for answered prayers! :cheering:

04-12-2007, 11:55 AM
Great news!!!! :cheering:

04-12-2007, 12:03 PM
:cheering: That's wonderful! :cheering:

05-02-2007, 04:21 PM
My son went back to the doctor for a check-up today. More good news! The cast came off. He's in a black lace-up/velcro splint and will do physical therapy for a couple of weeks. He's mending nicely! Hallelujah!
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05-02-2007, 04:28 PM
What a blessing! Praise God for his healing!

05-02-2007, 04:32 PM
wow, Sandy! I like that "Praise God" poster! Did you design it?
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05-02-2007, 04:45 PM
I found it online! :)

05-02-2007, 04:46 PM
I saved it to "my pictures" Thanks!
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05-02-2007, 04:58 PM
You're welcome! :hug:

05-02-2007, 06:57 PM
Excellent news about your son!

05-02-2007, 08:42 PM
That's really great news! :cheering:

05-02-2007, 11:21 PM
Great News. I'm so glad he's doing better. :cheering:

05-03-2007, 01:56 AM
Great news!!! Wishing fast recovery :cheering:

05-03-2007, 09:56 AM
WONDERFUL NEWS! I'm so glad he's healing so well! :D

05-03-2007, 06:53 PM
I'm glad everything is healing well! He sounds like a lucky man, from the sounds of it, since he doesn't need pins or anything!