Thursday, July 31, 2008

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?

That's the question Jim has been answering for the past week and a half. It all started on a beautiful Sunday evening. We had Tyler and Alex for the afternoon and decided to take the boys to the church softball games. It is always a fun way to spend Sunday evenings. Grab a bag of popcorn and a soda and spend time visiting with people. We had went to watch (key word here is watch) First Baptist play Trinity Lutheran. Well Trinity was short players and Jim was asked to help them out. (He's been told that playing against the Baptist team was the big mistake) Now he hasn't played in 25 years so when he started walking to the dugout I said. "But you don't even have a glove." That doesn't seem to be a problem when you're at a game. The first couple innings went OK, he struck out the first time so no injuries there. So next time he hits a base hit and starts out at a decent pace to first. The shortstop is gonna throw him out at first so he pours it on. Fast as he can go. I've been told its that guy thing where you just don't wanna get beat. Yep, rips the hamstring in his right leg, then the one in his left leg. Rolls across first base. And there he laid. Passes out from the pain.
Call the ambulance. Passes out again. Heart rate is dropping, hands are tingly. So they treat it as a possible heart attack. Spend the night in the hospital (staff at E.R. and hospital were great).
This is how he spends the next week. Sleeping because the pain meds are nasty strong, lots of ice packs and going to physical therapy.


Taking a nap with Chloe




He's getting better because now just one crutch is keeping him upright. Now he's getting anxious to get back to work, which should be next week.


Tyler and Hannah are fascinated with the crutches.

So now he is banned from playing ball (by me) and has to go back to a popcorn and pop and enjoy watching the games. By the way, he was safe on first base and they put a 12 year old in to run for him.

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