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« on: June 23, 2009, 04:10 PM »

For those of you that haven't heard, our WOW president broke his leg this past weekend.   

While working on our land in PA this past weekend, Jeff and his brother-in-law were using medium size tractors to clear some young trees that were starting to overtake the parts of our property that were cleared when we bought it.  One tree just did not want to be removed and our Kubota tractor overturned while Jeff was operating it, pinning his right leg with the front end loader.

He has what they call a pylon fracture which involves both leg bones near the ankle, his ankle bone, and a tarsal (foot bone).  He was taken by ambulance to a small country hospital , but they were pretty sure he would need surgery to repair it so we were given the option of consulting with an orthopedic surgeon up there or coming to our own health care provider for treatment.  We had them splint him and prepare him for transport and we made the trip to the Bethesda Naval Medical Center.  They admitted him overnight on Saturday and confirmed on Sunday that he will need surgery to repair the break.  We will know more on Thursday when we visit the Trauma Surgeon at Bethesda for his surgical consult.   He is is good hands there as these are the same surgeons that are fixing our brave men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  For this type of injury, the doctors agree Jeff got off lucky.  It could have been much, much worse.

He is most upset/pissed that he will be out of commission for kite flying but once the surgery is complete, the doctor's indicated he will be ambulatory fairly quickly.

I know I am going to catch heck for posting this, but I really think he can use some words of encouragement from you all.

Indoor practice on 1 Aug is still on.   Cape May this weekend is out.   He wanted me to attend without him, but the way it looks now he may have surgery Fri or Sat as the resident said he will be meeting the surgery team and anesthesiologist on Thursday.  We hope to be in some shape to go to Wright Flight in July even if it means he spends his time in a lounge chair.

Oh, and we are still having a 4th of July Picnic at our house on Saturday 4 July.   Please email me or Jeff directly for details and directions.

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