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Old 07-27-2016, 09:03 AM
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He was transferred via ambulance to Johns Hopkins where he just had surgery. It's been a gut wrenching 18 hours for us all. Fortunately, surgery went well and hopefully he is over the hump now.

My wife didn't know exactly what happened so my first thought was he was riding his new KFX400 or his dirt bike. He knows he can't ride either if I'm not home. I was somewhat relieved to hear this happened while he was on his mountain bike.

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OUCH!! HOPING FOR THE BEST

You are correct, nothing worse especially when there is nothing you can do
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OUCH is right!!!!!!

How did it happen?

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Broken femur and pelvis were on the list of my injuries from a cycle crash. One of the biggest things that helped immensely was my mother and father (divorced for many years) did rotations at bedside and constantly changed out and restocked ice bags. I firmly believe ice did more to help fight the pain and inflammation than what the morphine was doing. They should have some cloth ice bags they can offer you. Also, cold wash rags on his head to help keep his temperature down the first few days. Good luck.
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Humor always helps deal with the pain.
Wishing a speedy recovery.

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I know your pain within a 1 1/2 year my daughter broke her foot, bit by dog (nasty cut that took 8 stiches), and broke her arm. None as bad as your sons break but they all hurt. We have an Emergency Room down the street and she became very popular over that time period with all the nurses.
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That's a tough one.....hopefully he has a speedy recovery, best wishes.....
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Hope he heals fast...prayers sent!
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OUCH is right!!!!!!

How did it happen?

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He was doing a wheelie on his bike and I think he went back to far and he went to catch himself and put his right leg out straight. Planted and rotated??
He doesn't really remember, exactly.
Last night was the worst when they removed the ambulatory traction rack and set him up in the traction rig in bed. OMG, that was horrible. I had to walk away. Thought I was going to pass out. Can't even begin to think what he was going through. He's a tough boy though!

He's all morphined up and keeps asking me if we're still going to Islamorada.
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My cousin broke his femur riding a snowmobile when he hit a pole..... They gave him morphine, for 1 hour he was delirious, 1 hour normal and 2 hours of severe pain till next dose........Prayers for a speedy recovery..
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All the best for a great recovery!
Then get back up on the bike and get after it!
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Wow.. Sorry to hear that.

Prayers sent for a speedy and full recover.
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Prayers for a speedy recovery. Hope he does something like this when he is doped up.
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Damn. Femur is no joke. Hopes for a quick recovery!
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Rob - Glad to hear he is going to be OK and hopefully not in pain

Bright side - over the summer and not missing school
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He's all morphined up and keeps asking me if we're still going to Islamorada.
Sounds like he is on the road to recovery, that's one of the great things about kids, they can be resilient and typically heal fast...... Hope all goes well with the recovery!!!!
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Oh dang, that's too bad. Kids are pretty resilient though and he will probably forget about the anguish long before you do. Best of luck.
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wishing the lad the best................and mom and dad as well, whew ............that has to be tough
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Ouch!

Hang in there pops. He will recover very quickly and the worst part will be the inconvenience of wearing a cast. When I was 13 I broke both arms, 5 bones. I barely remember any pain other than the first 2 days .... I wasn't given morphine or pain meds.

I remember my dad being strong and supportive. That helped me tough out the hard part. He told me many years later he could barely handle seeing me with one arm broken and sticking in the wrong direction.
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chicks dig guys with broken bones.
Get them to sign it cast if it is a fiberglass one.
Hopefully not an exterior fixator.
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