On February 6th at 8:00pm I had a run in with a heifer. Well, a heifers butt, gate and wall. My arm didn't like it, and broke right at the wrist. Cameron and I had brought the heifer #224 into the barn to pull her calf. Had her tied up in the pulling pen. Everything was going great. Then we put the calf jack on her. She didn't like that and started moving back and forth. We took the calf jack off and I closed a wing gate on her so she couldn't see us. I had my hand on that wing gate and she hit that gate with her body, broke my arm and flung me against the wall. I saw that coming and was able to get outta the way of getting pinned behind the gate.
I told Cameron, "I just broke my f*#(ing arm!!". His response? Go to the tack room! LOL! Oh no! I'm going to the pick up and we're going to the hospital NOW! Leave the b!&$h tied up, lets go. Grab me 2 ice packs and LETS GO!
Cameron got ahold of his sister and they went down and pulled the calf. Mama and baby are fine.
Funny thing is my arm never did hurt. Just a little achy is all.
We went to our local little hospital. They took xrays, stabilized my arm and sent me to Spokane to have surgery the next morning. It took us 40 mins to get to Spokane. Normally takes 60 mins going 80! LOL! It was snowing like crazy too!
Had surgery on the 7th in the morning. That took an hour. I woke up, felt great and was released. They put in a plate and screws, and also released my carpal tunnel. I don't have carpal tunnel, but I had severe damage to the carpal so the relieved that so I wouldn't have issues later on.
Went back for a check up yesterday. They took my cast off, took my stitches out and put me in a removable splint. I can move my wrist, lift light stuff and do whatever I want. They did recommend I not fall or ride my horse :(.
The doctors appointment went well. My bones were already starting to mend together. They were surprised about that. I do drink milk. Gallons of milk. I think that helped.
Recovery they said right after surgery would be 8 - 12 weeks. I go see the surgeon again in a month.
Here are the xrays at our local hospital. You can see how swollen my arm is. And mangled it is at the wrist.
This is the hardware that's now a permanent piece of my arm.
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