Aug. 2nd, 2008.
The plan was to drive around on an ATV (all terrain vehicle), play some
paintball, BBQ and do some skeet shooting at "The Ranch" in San
(660 cc Yamaha Rhino Explorer)
Victor and I went to the top of the property in the Rhino, a 660 cc 2
seater ATV. After we got off the pavement i went to make a right turn, the
wheel caught and the Rhino tipped over. We weren't going very fast.
I put my left foot out to brace for the tipping. The pole of the
Rhino landed on my leg. And worse, a non-functioning side-view mirror
gouged into my lower left leg.
Vick's fall was cushioned by me. He and I both got up, and
I started to 'walk it off' until I saw a lot of blood all over the ground.
I stopped immediately and looked at the hole in my pants. I instantly knew
to sit down, when I pulled my pant leg up, this is what I saw.
Yes, that's my bone you are seeing. The average person has about 5
Litters of blood. I think I lost 1 of those 5. All I could do
to prevent loosing more blood was to lie there, with a paintball gun strapped
around my leg as a make-shift tourniquet, later I took my belt off and tried to
use that too.
I made it to the hospital where they gazed it up a little bit, gave me some
vicodin and a tetanus shot.
Soon my lovely wife showed up
Next the Dr decided to take a look for himself.
They wheeled me into my own room area, gave me so local anaesthetic, about
5 to 10 shots around the area to get it all numb. Then it was off the
Radiology to make sure nothing was broken.
After that was all good and done, they tell me that my bones aren't
broken. Altho, what's that bite-mark looking thing in my leg bone?
Now it was time to clean, stitch and staple.
They used a torture device to violently flood the gouge with water.
It splattered all over the place. Including pieces of my leg all
over Cassie and her Sister Michael.
Here I am in pain, just after they finished cleaning the wound.
This is a picture of the splatter zone next to the bed.
What it looks like after stitched and stapled.
My first reaction to my wound:
It looks so clean here, all bandaged. However, the wound continues to
leak significant amounts of blood the day after and this bandage
was completely soaked by morning.
I'll keep you updated as this ordeal is still pending. =(
2nd hospital visit, had to soak my gaze to peal it off my leg. Too much blood was keeping it stuck.