Tuesday, April 1, 2008
For all of you that haven't heard, Dan was in an accident last week. He is in the process of remodeling the hog buildings and fell into the pit. On his fall into a 2 ft. manure pit he hit a piece of rebar and it went into his chest and up to his shoulder. The rebar went in about 4 inches, however, it entered his chest just below the trac. According the doctors they do not know how it missed his trac, arteries, and lungs. It entered just about a 1/4 inch below the trac and went at an angle up towards his right shoulder. It tore his muscle and he is sore, but very lucky had it hit the artery he most likely would have not made it to the hospital as the ER doctor told us. The ENT put a drainage in and he was in the hospital for two days to prevent infection. He got to come home on Friday and he did take it easy over the weekend, but went back to work on Monday after his doctor took the drain out. We are so fortunate that it ended up as a minor issue!! We love Dan very much and are glad he is allright.