Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Taking One for the Team

Earlier this week my funny friend, Vern, noted how awesome it was that my husband would "take one for the team" by letting me post that photo of him in the safety harness. Unfortunately, the safety harness didn't help at all when he accidentally triggered the pneumatic nail gun and sent a 3" ringed nail through his shoe and subsequently through his foot.

Sorry if you're squeamish...don't look any further.

Anyway, I was just returning from my morning run when I heard a few choice uncharacteristic words coming from the roof (trust me, they were choice, but mild for the circumstances). He climbed down, had some ice water and extra-strength Excedrin, and off we headed to the ER to see how they would handle the situation.

First off, he helped them cut his shoe away from around the nail. (I'm sure they appreciated that his feet were clean).

Then the ER doc performed surgery on the shoe leather so he could see the true extent of the injury.
At last the  wound was exposed. Yay!! Totally missed the bone and the tendon. Nice piercing, honey. Should we leave it in and call it jewelry?

A nurse then came and irrigated the wound...OK, probably too much info, but note the stream of water coming out of the right side of his knuckle... cooool! 

 And finally, the remains of the shoe and the misguided missile. 

Thanks, honey, for working so hard on the roof...AND... for taking another one for the team so I could practice my texturing technique. You're the best!!


Susan Anderson said...

Ouch! Glad there was no permanent damage done.

(Looks pretty painful, though...)


Ashley said...

Oh my goodness! Hahaha, so glad he's ok! That'll be a great story to tell in days to come =]

moana said...

Owie! Owie! Owie!