Monday, April 21, 2008

Spared the Knife

For those of you who don't know, Robby broke his hand a couple of weeks ago.  Turns out the fridge door is neither flexible nor forgiving against knuckles.  You can see the yellow hue of bruising and how swollen it was and this was a week after the right hook.


The day it happened it was pretty scary looking and I'm kicking myself for not taking a picture then.  I initially referred to it as Elephant Man hand, but in retrospect it was more like like Hunchback of Notre Dame hand as there was a large lump leaning off to one side. That was probably his knuckle.  

Our fabulous new friends Beth and Dave (Hi!!) actually got to see the Hunchback hand the next day and can vouch for how bad it looked.  It was our first "date" with them and frankly they took the freakishness in stride and luckily we didn't scare them off...that night anyway! 

So today was the day.  The visit to the hand surgeon.  The surgeon told him he somehow dogged a bullet and did not need surgery! What, what, WHAT?  This is truly shocking and miraculous considering the laundry list of what is wrong.  Apparently Robby postponed the trip to the doctor just long enough for things to get healing on their own.  Had he gone to the hand surgeon immediately, the doctor said the injury would have been severe enough that he would have operated on it.  Obviously we are so happy.  Now all we ask is the boys never, ever get on his nerves again.  
In less painful news, my M.I.L. (mother-in-law) Jackie had a birthday this weekend.  We are no-good kids and forgot to call on her birthday.  So we did what any self-respecting no-good kids would do and called her the next morning at 6am (4am Salt Lake time) when we woke in the middle of the night and realized our folly and tried to make up for it.  Perhaps we scared her a bit calling that time of morning, but it was the thought that counts, right?

Happy Birthday Jackie!  We can't wait to see you!

And just because I thought these were cute do-it-yourself pics I thought I'd share.  Don't look too closely at my crazy ass eyebrows. I swear they are going to take over my face and then possibly the world!

Eli first and Charlie second...


Heather said...

Where is Jackie? Doesn't she live in SL anymore?

Holly Child said...

CUTE self portraits! The boys look sharp with their new haircuts! :o)

Regina said...

Jackie moved to North Carolina and is taking care of her sister, who is in poor health. It's a sad state of affairs without her, but what can you do?

Annalyn said...

Damn! His hand looks bad and that's AFTER some healing time. Wow!

Way cute pics of the fam!

I don't think your eyebrows will ever take over the world. Us German folk wouldn't stand for that {smile}

Joey said...

So wait, did Robby punch the fridge or slam his hand in the fridge?

PS my eyebrows can kick your eyebrow's ass! Um that is if eyebrows had nevermind.

Katie said...

I don't know if it's because they actually look different or because I haven't seem them in a while, but I can totally tell them apart (your boys, not your eyebrows).

Glad to hear Robby won't need surgery.

Regina said...

umm, punched the fridge. he won't be doing that again!