Kevin became a human taco last night. It was bad that he was in pain but quite comical that he had to be carried out of our house in an orange plastic sheet. The fireman were called because I had to get him the ER and I could not carry him myself. He could not stand and he could not walk or sit. There was no way I was doing it myself. The fireman said don't worry, we will carry him out of the house and then place him on a stretcher. They showed Kevin the orange sheet and told him "it is like a taco and he is the meat"! It worked out well but took 4 firemen to do it.
Two ambulances had to arrive to get enough man power to do the job.
Here he is finally in the ER on a stretcher. We had to wait in the hallway for about an hour with the fireman because of no rooms in the ER and they could leave until they could get the orange plastic back board out from under him. There was a concert called "Phish" at the Merriweather Post Pavillion going on at the same time nearby and apparently most of their ER visitors were drunk or high on acid according to the ER nurse.
This is Kevin after Dilaudid, much happier! The CT Scan revealed a abnormal L2. After major drugs, we finally left the ER at 2am. He was able to walk ever so slowly with the help of lots of drugs and now we have to see a specialist at 3pm today for an MRI. I hope the drugs they gave me to take home for him are enough to get him the doctors by myself today! I will keep you updated as this progresses. Thanks for everyone's support.
This is Kevin and Sarah (his daughter) with Dale....on Saturday night just before he hurt his back. Sarah is here visiting from college and is only here for 2 weeks before she leaves for Mexico for her college course of 3 credits....a spanish immersion class. I sure hope he gets better soon. He is worried about missing time with her being laid up.