Started by Mhayes, June 10, 2012, 11:59:12 AM
QuoteHi everyone, hubby Craig had an accident with fuel and a fire this morning. He has 2nd degree burns to his arms, hands and cheek and may have slight burns in his throat. So they intiubated him as a precaution and have flown him by helicopter to our burns hospital in Melbourne, 4 hours drive from here.He will be fine, this is only a precaution but we will be heading down either this afternoon or early in the morning when I know more.Can someone mind my gallery for a day or 2 until we get him home? (Hannie is taking care of that, you take off as long as you need.)They have knocked him out for the intubation and will keep him under until tomorrow. Then if all is ok with his lungs he will be transferred to the hospital about 1/2 hour from here then allowed to come home and have our town hospital do the dressings.He did say he wanted a holiday, he'll be having one while the burns heal. I'm going to have a good stiff drink to calm my nerves.
QuoteThanks everyone. I spoke to his nurse in ICU tonight. She sounds like a lovely bonnie Scottish lass. They are pleased with him, all stable. He won't have to have surgery on the burns, just debridement while he is asleep. They expect to let him out on Wednesday depending on the amount of pain he is in.We are heading down in the morning and our eldest daughter flies in to Melbourne early tomorrow as well. It will be handy having her there as she can take Bethany off to the museum etc. I can finally relax and let the guard down now Bethany has gone to bed. Was the hardest thing I've ever done holding it together all day for her.
QuoteThanks everyone. He's not doing so well today, so they decided not to wake him until tomorrow. If all goes well they can move him out of ICU on Thursday. He knew we were there though which is the main thing. He has so many tubes and wires and has had 2 bronchioscopes, they were good, a chest xray which showed he has a cold which has developed into an infection and a cardiac echo as his blood pressure is very low.I'll let you know how he goes but would appreciate all the prayers you can spare.We are exhausted and finally got some dinner about 8pm.
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