Sunday, July 13, 2008

Curtis cut off his fingers!

So we had a fun experience on Friday. While Curtis was working on the table saw, the piece of wood he was cutting got caught and pulled his hand in the blade. He cut off his left index and his thumb. The index finger is not fixable but the thumb is. As you can see in the x-ray, his finger was cut long ways loosing most of his knuckle making impossible to ever use again. The thumb he cut at the base but they said it was going to be okay. They are amputating the finger and fixing the thumb Monday. He is doing surprisingly good. Actually I think he's being a little morbidly happy. He doesn't even seem to care he is going to only have 9 fingers. I am probably doing worse then him. After talking to the surgeon I am doing much better. The ward and friends and family are being so supportive. You can see the love people have for him and our family.


Tom and Mel said...

Okay, so that picture of Curtis CRACKS me up and seems to be very fitting of Curtis's personality! I love how the caption says 'Curtis cut off his fingers' and then there's Curtis grinning like he just won a race or something! You guys are amazing! You have such a positive outlook on life and challanges! You're great examples to me! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Holy cow Curtis. Well I hope everything goes really well. Stay druged up on pain killers. The same thing happened to my Grandma when she was younger. To this day she only has nine fingers. What ever I meant by that. Ofcourse she still only have nine fingers.


So, we got the email with all the pictures not too long ago...Alex had the first glance, almost died, and practically forbid me from looking at them. He still has a hard time talking about what he saw and the whole situation all together. Please be careful! I guess we'll see you and your nine fingers at Christmas. You can tell us more then, but in the mean time keep us updated with the recovery info. Love Alex and Jennifer

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Teagan said...

hey cousin of mine- My dad just showed me your family (Powell-Land Kingdom)... how fun!
Blogging is so fun to keep up with everyone... you little family is soooo cute!!!
I can't believe your husband will only have nine fingers...CRAZY!!
he better not use it as an excuse for not helping you do the dishes now...HA HA HA!!!

Beverlynne said...

I've heard it said that stress comes at you in threes. So let's see what direction your stress level is going.

1. Pregnancy and birth
2. Company at the house (Baby blessing)
3. Curtis and his fingers.

Okay, it's official. You are done with stress for a while!

we're sending lots of love your way!