I’m waiting for a call from the ER, letting me know what Vernon’s status is, and whether he will be admitted overnight or sent home again. I’m worried about his arm.
On Wednesday, I noticed some swelling on his left arm. Every day it got worse, and today it looked like one of Popeye’s forearms. Yesterday, x-rays exposed that the plate embedded to heal his fractures two years ago had broken. I didn’t see the x-rays so I don’t know what that looks like specifically, but I can’t think of how that could have happened…unless it was Monday’s fall, which seemed pretty gentle, though again…I wasn’t there.
That said, he wasn’t complaining of pain unless it was touched, and he was able to play a hand of UNO with us. He’s apparently been asking to join in when he sees the other patients play from time to time…Joe told me this and told me that he’ll try to make it happen now that he sees he can play. He’s also been asking to look at Facebook, Joe says. This must be because he’s been more interested in looking at his friend’s pages, and though he can’t type yet, he is starting to find his way around on his own.
I just got off the phone with the ER. I still don’t know for sure, but it sounds as if he will be sent home. He does have a pending orthopedic appointment, hopefully for tomorrow, so if they don’t do anything at the hospital tonight, hopefully the next round of doctor can help him.