Monday, February 23, 2009

A day in the life of a carpet layer...


Here is Jon... he is showing how he can count to six and a half
(note thumb- it's the half)

This is Crystal (posting under Jon's name) I won't make this post very long because it is very late and I'm very ready for this day to be over.

Today at around 3:30pm I got a phone call at work from Jon saying: "First off- I am okay, but I have to go to the hospital and I'm going to need surgery. My work is coming to get me at the BYU health center so I have to go, but I will call you later when I know more." There I am at work- not knowing what's going on or what happened or what. I have no clue what hospital he's going to or what to do. I go into a panic and I'm close to tears and I tell my boss all that I knew and he let me leave.

I picked up Jon's sister, Leanna and we headed off to the Utah Valley hospital in Provo. I met Jon in the ER and we were there for about 2 hours. From there they sent us to a plastic surgery place in Lindon. We get there and the place is open but all the lights are off and no one is around. We finally get ahold of the doctor and he started prepping for surgery.

It turns out that Jon severed two tendons on his left hand and barely missed the joint and thumb (which would've been very bad). The doctor was really laid back and let Leanna and I be in the room during surgery. Jon was awake and Leanna watched most of it- I was too much of a wimp to watch!

So, how long is the recovery process? Well, we're expecting him to be immobile for about 6 weeks (in the left hand at least). After that he will have to go through physical therapy to regain strength in his fingers. The whole thing will take about three months. Jon is okay and he is still in good spirits as always. He's not in too much pain- which is a blessing. Thanks for all of your prayers, love and support. We really appreciate it. We'll keep you updated as we know more.

8 comments:

JoSue said...

You're going to have to buy him a giant wedding ring now to wear on all four of his fingers! :) Hopefully the recovery process is MUCH shorter than you are expecting.

Anne said...

We are counting our blessings that it wasn't any worse, and professional help was available. I know this is going to knock out basketball, carpet laying and playing the piano, but what else?

Clyde J Criddle said...

Remember - chicks dig scars. I'm glad that you are going to be OK.

Andrew and Christina said...

Ahh! Get well soon Jon! I hope you guys will post more on all the gory details and what happened!

tawna said...

Oh no! Im so sorry for you guys! I like JoSue's idea for the wedding ring, though...

Leanna said...

you need to post the pictures i emailed you!

The Lorenzen'z said...

First off, love the six fingers picture. Who knew carpet cleaning could be so dangerous? Hopefully the healing process is quick. Sorry to hear, Jon.

*amber * cody * chandler* said...

Oh man, between Jon's accident and your stomach you guys are not doin so well! I'm so glad he's okay, I'm just glad he said something at the Student Health Center (*shaking fist at Health Center*) I do love the awesome Stavi wave though! Feel better Jon, and please let us know how we can help!!