Friday, August 03, 2007

My 3rd


This week's topic is "FUNKY." With 12 screws & 2 plates, I'd say this x-ray is FUNKY, but even more so is the story behind it...

My baby brother enjoying a brew with his friends up at Whistler recently...isn't he cute!? I wish I could have been there...it's so gorgeous!

However...this is where that trip ended up: Whistler ER! Not only that, his friends called EMS (smart considering they were all half-cut! :)

THIS is the reason for that fun EMS ride! Note the FUNKY angle of the foot as compared to the rest of the leg...! Can you say "OUCH!?"

Sedated here for the fun to come...they reduced his ankle right there. (Meaning: put it back in place so he wasn't walking like a ballerina anymore...great turn out! teehee)

The Whistler ER staff putting some finishing touches on a temporary splint to tide my bro over until he got back to civilization & consulted a surgeon.

Oh, yeah! Being discharged with some FUNKY pain meds on board. I call this one "Morphine trip!" It certainly looks like he isn't feeling any pain, doesn't it!?

Temporary splint art compliments of all my bro's college buddies. It's hard to make ugly ace wraps look FUNKY, but they've done a pretty good job.

Here's the cutie sitting in his hospital bed back in the city, awaiting surgery. Note the probable contraband (take-out food) partially disguised on the bed beside him.

And finally! My brother was bored with the ugly, boring cast so he thought he'd go with vintage Canuck art...good call, I'd have to say! Despite his great attempts at disguising them, I just had to call this one "FUNKY toes!"

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13 comments:

julie said...

Ouch! That must have hurt but look at him smile! Funky foot cast he got. :)

Have a great weekend!

Julie
http://teacherjulie.com

Dragonheart said...

Ouch! That was quite the accident your brother had! I hope everything healed up properly! Lots of funky photos in your illustrated story.

My funky photo.

ipanema said...

it sure is a funky x-ray and and equally funky story. great photos there by the way. :)

meeyauw said...

ouch! That must've hurt a lot. I hope things are going smoothly for him now!

CRIZ LAI said...

Real funky plaster cast. I just love all the "graffiti" on it. Hope that his leg is better now. Happy Weekend! http://crizlai.blogspot.com/2007/08/photo-hunters-funky.html

Michele said...

Wow, what a story! Love the funky casts. Hehehe... as a BC Canadian... i have to say WOOHOO to the Canuck art!! Egads though... 12 screws and 2 plates!!!
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Lynn said...

I love the funny story telling you did here. And yeah the casts' designs are funky. :)

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch! Your poor brother! Hope he is healing fine, and thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

Teena said...

We were in Whistler two summers ago and had a great time! We survived :)

Mine's up too :)

Twisting His Arm said...

Your brother is pretty cute, except for the toes. They are pretty 'funky' but nothing a good pedicure can't fix. But... he probably isn't too worried about his toes at the moment. :-)

Sohl Gal said...

I have never seen a broken limb in person or pictures before. That is pretty disgusting. I'm glad he's healing well, though. He did look pretty "happy" in his wheelchair.... hmmm....

DA Wagners said...

YIKES! Who was the person behind all the photos. That's a pretty cool friend! It was hard not to cringe during your entire blog entry, but it was totally worth it. A nice exciting story about pain and healing, which I didn't have to take part in!

Canadian Bird said...

Thanks Crissy...I think he's pretty cute too! :)
Alisa, I think the photobug was his room-mate (an OLD friend of the family & like another brother). He was looking out for my bro so good. I thank God for giving my brother such a great resource in the big city!