Monday, October 28, 2013

Jacknife

About 3 weeks ago, BF had an accident.
Farming accidents are always so very scary and dangerous.
He was pulling a piece of equipment, topped a hill, and the next thing he knew, it was pushing him. 
I was on my way to pick him up at the field he was moving to. Police cars started passing me and I knew...
Funny how that is...I just knew! something had happened to him.
It jackknifed and then threw him off, into the ditch...well threw him out of his seat. His leg was hung up, so when all was said and done he was just hanging there by his leg.
He was sore. Probably had a fractured rib? twisted/tore knee or something but would he go to the doctor??? Noooo... Was he sore for several days??? Yessss... Is he still sore??? Yesssss...
Should I give him sympathy??? or become nasty and insist he go to a doctor???
ommmm

19 comments:

Manzanita said...

Are you thinking naturalpath or chiropractor or acupuncturist? They don't use chemicals and his body is trying to heal itself. All an allopath can do is give him drugs and further weaken his body. If he's still in pain, the acupuncturist might help. I would follow the same path that he has chosen. Actually I did 3 years ago when I had a car accident. The ambulance arrived, I was hurt but refused to go to the hospital. I had to sign a paper but I went home and healed myself.
Hope he recovers soon.

turquoisemoon said...

Manz, I was really hoping he would go to a chiropractor. He had a cough and will hold his rib area...It might just be out of place and pain/discomfort could be relieved.

Teresa Evangeline said...

I agree completely with Manzanita ... his choice sounds good ... I think we can heal ourselves much better and faster without the interference of medical doctors. Best thoughts to both of you ...

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

I believe in natural healing as Manzanita mentions. Good suggestions in that comment. I once had a well respected M.D. tell me that the body heals all -- and I took those words to heart. Yes, there are some things one can't control but most things the body will heal. -- barbara

turquoisemoon said...

Teresa...OK!!! I'll hush up about it, but it scares me when he coughs and holds his rib area.

Barbara, I mostly believe in natural healing, but this scared me.

I just think he should have gone to a chiropractor... I think an adjustment would have helped the rib area...but, sheesh...I'm outnumbered. I guess I'll iggy piggy to him??? humpf~
hahaha

Linda said...

Oh No I hope he is feeling better.. I would just watch to make sure the pain doesn't worsen....there is not much you can do if the rib is cracked anyway except bind it which IMO can make the pain worse...use your instincts on this one...

(((HUGS)))

Arkansas Patti said...

Well I am in the other group. The thing I would fear with a possible broken rib would be a lung puncture. At least an x-ray couldn't hurt.
That was a scary scene with the tractor.

turquoisemoon said...

Linda, You're right! If it's cracked, but if it's out of place, it could be "nudged" back in place and heal properly...just thinking out loud here...

Patti, I agree and Thanks! for your input. It wouldn't have hurt him one bit to at least had it checked out. Then at least we'd know what we're dealing with. Sheesh is he stubborn!

One Fly said...

When it comes to cracks and breaks a chiro can't do much. If there were going to be huge complications they would have happened by now. It takes a long time to heal hurt ribs in any form and it hurts all along the way.

Does this boy realize how lucky he is and has he learned.

Manzanita said...

Manzi again..... An x-ray of the area wouldn't do any harm and would tell if the rib were broken or cracked. I made that statement because all allopaths can do is get out that pad and write out drugs. I do agree....a chiro could be beneficial. Do they do x-rays? There are many good alternative ways to go. Poor guy, you know if he's in pain..... even if he tries to hide it. It would ease your mind to find out exactly what it is and then there are always the good herbal teas that put one in a gentle lala land. (I mean for him, not you...but might be good for both. lol)

Carolyn said...

ouch! hanging by his leg? well, I have never had anything broken but a toe... just wrapped it up and let it heal. I don't medicate ... it has to be really bad before I take a Tylenol or whatever.

People I have known who have had broken ribs were wrapped to keep immobile and let the bones heal BUT they were x-rayed to see if there had been any splintering.

My son was a varsity athlete and had all manner of thises and thats. If the pain is sharp ~ excruciating … then splintering may have occurred. not good. can puncture his lung.

But if he's just really really sore and bruised …. maybe that's okay.

Hopefully, he knows his body and knows how bad it really is... his call and I'd limit my sympathy to ... I think you should get that checked and I'm not feeling sorry for you... soup? yes … sympathy? ... no.

lol?

turquoisemoon said...

Fly, He was very lucky. The tractor was very close to tipping over. They way it jackknifed actually stopped the tractor from tipping anymore. If it had gone ahead and rolled, he would have been seriously injured or (gulp)worse.

Manz, Ooh I know! I don't take anything for me, but and injury should have at least been checked. He is soooo stubborn. He's trying to hide it because I got so upset. I didn't want him to go to the hospital...just wanted him to get it checked... Ooh and I'm the one who needs the tea..hahaha! Hey...what kind of tea do you recommend. I have valerian??? what else?

Ooh Carolyn~Yes!!! I had to limit the sympathy...hahaha! And..he got some homemade chicken n noodles soup & making some veggie soup as I write.

CraveCute said...

Sounds like you did everything you needed to do. Love and scolding is a good combination... Farming is a dangerous occupation. I grew up on a farm and witnessed several injuries (nothing too bad) ... some how we all made it out alive!

Lisa said...

Doctor and Painkillers. I wouldn't talk to him unless he agreed. I am tough like that, unable to understand why anyone would choose to stay in pain when there is an other option available.
And you are right, farming accidents are scary- big machines and little human bodies.

turquoisemoon said...

CraveCute, Very dangerous! Everything is either sharp, rusty, big, mean (as in bulls) and things happen in a matter of seconds.

Lisa, Ooh I can't make him do that!!! I just wanted him to check on why his rib cage was hurting so bad. He wouldn't do painkillers on a bet. I don't do them either...they make me sick. I hope I never really, really need them.

Sandy Jorgensen said...

Poor guy! Looks like you're stuck listening to the sounds of pain. We use castor oil and a heating pad.

turquoisemoon said...

Ooh Sandy - Great idea!!!

Kittie Howard said...

Sorry if I'm odd person out but BF should go to the doc. Pretty much the same thing happened to my neighbor -- a speeding/passing car pushed him onto an exit's overhang ramp--jaws of life had to get him out. Nerve damage to his shoulder remained when the bruising disappeared--surgery followed. This isn't a time for self-healing!

turquoisemoon said...

Kittie, He holds his shoulder up as if it must hurt if it's relaxed. I've tried all sorts of logic with him and it's not working. So far all he's agreed to is a salon pas.