Monday, June 15, 2009

What The Freak?

So I dropped the Huz off at the airport yesterday afternoon and then decided to take the kids to my parents house to see them. We were all chatting the kids were playing, etc, etc. My dad disappears out the front door to do his thang. Comes back in a few minutes later with a rag wrapped wrapped around his right hand and saturated in blood. He quickly spills out that the dog attacked him while he fed them some leftovers. Showing us his hand without the rag it begins to drip blood onto the floor. I kick it into high gear and start moving to find my keys all the while telling him, "I'm taking you to Urgent Care, let me get my stuff!" My mom who at this point starts heading for the antiseptic and gauze and other first aid equipment she keeps in the closet. She grabs some antiseptic and attempts to clean my dads wounds. I quickly tell her that it's gonna hurt like a motha if you spray that into his deep wound atop his hand. She agrees and then agrees to watch my babes as I head for my van, my dad hobbling behind me. I realize as we start moving that the Urgent Care is not open on Sunday so we instead head for the ER. He gets checked in and then is seen. Turns out he's okay but there's a fear of infection since it's a dog bite and since the dog hasn't had any shots for 2 years, my parents just adopted the dog recently and haven't yet had the opportunity to take care of the necessities. My dad who is a walking train wreck-100% disabled because of asthma, has had half his left food amputated, has mild Parkinson's, loss of vision in his right eye, and yada, yada, yada at the ripe old age of 55 is deamed Okay by the Doc's, phew!!! Needless to say I'm ready to go to bed. Fortunately the babes are in bed and actually are sleeping. Wow and their dad just left today. Holy Crap! Grateful dad's doing okay!

9 comments:

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Oh my goodness! I'm glad that he's ok. What an ordeal.

Manic Mother said...

What the hell is wrong with that dog? Hope they get rid of it.

Aliceson said...

OMG! What a scary experience. I hope they put him on an antibiotic.

Just Breathe said...

Can't believe that happened. Good thing you were there, just imagine if it was just your mom. I have to say that I feel for your Dad, I am 57 and have asthma that has limited my life in so many ways.
Hope the rest of your week goes better!

Sheila said...

Glad your dad is ok! Scary! I know! My parents are giving ME gray hair too! Is this payback for when we were teenagers? SURELY not!!!

Momma Bear said...

yeah he's on antibiotics and had a tetanus shot. I'm not sure what they are going to do with the dog, they keep changing their minds. I do know that dog is clearly unpredictable and my kids won't be around him.

Cara said...

Yikes. Your poor dad! Glad to hear he's OK after that.

Such Lovely Freckles said...

Yikes, that sounds awful. I'm so glad your dad is okay. :)

erin fry said...

yikes! glad to hear he's okay.