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Thursday, May 8, 2014

I have no clue what comes next...

So, shit went south really quick this week. On Tuesday around 1pm, I got a voicemail from Gabriel saying that he was hurt real bad and going to the emergency room. You could tell something was wrong from his voice--- it sounded weak and thready. I was able to get to the ER in enough time to here his after care instructions and to take him home.

Gabriel tripped on something set on some stairs and fell down the stairs. During his fall, his kneecap hit the edge of the next stair. It appears that hitting the edge of the stair severed the tendons/muscles attaching his thigh bone to his knee cap.... so, he had his MRI completed Wednesday morning and we are waiting to get into an orthopedic surgeon. We have not heard an official prognosis, but from what we have read he will hopefully be walking again within a few months (3-4).

This was a little after we got home from the ER. Homie couldn't even get his pants off, so I put him in some shorts. You can see his knee cap his sorta up and to the right. It def shouldn't be.

Right now, we are trying to figure out what this all means and navigate the world of insurance and FMLA. We are extremely glad we bought trip insurance for our honeymoon, as we will definitely not be going  on that this year. His parents have been really helpful, as he can't carry anything and is learning to navigate our house on crutches without being able to move his leg at all. His mom took him to his MRI appointment and his dad mowed the lawn, so that I won't have to take care of that for a while.

That's where I am at right now....

This is day 2. He went and got his MRI and was deemed a fall risk. You can see how his knee is so fluid filled it is coming out of the brace. It's sorta feels like jelly right now. 


  1. I am so sorry to hear about this! My wedding is in 3 weeks and I am so paranoid about tripping/falling etc for this reason. :(

  2. Kind of ironic that he falls down the stairs and then the medical people label him a fall risk. Fingers crossed that he heals up quickly and isn't in too much pain.


  3. Oh no!! I'm so very sorry! I can't imagine all the stress you must feel. Hope your guy heals quickly!

  4. oh no, that's awful. I hope he gets well soon.


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