Sunday, July 12, 2009

Using his head !?

If you have small children reading this you might not want to click on the photos to enlarge them!!!

Our morning literally started off with a bang --- Monty had gone outside to shave, yes, with a mirror he can see better than in these trailer mirrors and before one goes to church one would like to look as good as possible in above 100 degree heat!!

BIG -- Mistake!!!

He decided to pick up some trash, or something, and upon raising up he hit the arm that holds the awning and cut his head wide open. I knew he hit it as there were some loud words being "spoken" and that told me it wasn't good. Next thing I know he's opened the door screaming for my help, blood running all over the place.

It only took one look to know we needed an ER and now! I know head wounds do bleed alot but you take a look at the photo and you'll agree with me.

Now the question -- where is the nearest hospital? I knew Texas City had one because I passed it on Friday as I went to the dermatolgist to have a pre-skin cancer removed (ouch). I headed in that direction and thank God for those big blue signs with the "H" on them -- within 15 minutes we were there.

The next couple of hours were quite painful but they did put 9 stitches in it and sent us out with 2 scripts. One script is for antibiotics as the nurse was sure to tell us that staff infections are a real problem here in the south!!! Now we feel better!!!!!???????

We did what we could to explain to everyone, especially the billing department, that we operate without health insurance!! Yes, even though Monty has had a heart attack 5 years ago and has 2 stints -- it's just not financially possible for us. We pray someone in that department will have compassion on us the same way the dermatologist did for me the other day -- he didn't even charge me -- for anything, office visit or procedure!! Please join us in this same prayer.

In the meantime, he will be down for the count for a few days.

It's definitely NOT the way to get ready for church, which we never made! And I don't even think having a head full of hair would have helped this time!

We thank you for your prayers of healing!!!!!!!!

Until next time . . . be blessed. Susan and Monty

1 comment:

Min Fo said...

From one bald-head to another, get well soon my friend.

Our team gathered last Thursday to look at pictures and reminisce about our amazing time in Texas. I can get emotional just thinking about it. I've been blessed to lead about two dozen of these trips and, all things considered, I think UMCOR Texas would be No. 1. I do not say that lightly.

I will try to send you a DVD soon.

Prayers and big hugs to you both.

Trinity UMC Richmond