Dad is in the Hospital

Posted: December 24, 2008 by jgrantmarshall in family, health
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I got an update that my dad is in the hospital having  surgery for a broken pelvis. He was evidently shoveling snow from his roof when he slipped and fell to the concrete below. It was in the middle of the night, so I’m not sure, at this point, how he was helped to the hospital. Here is a Cedars-Sinai link to some information on broken pelvis’: http://www.csmc.edu/6905.html . In a nutshell, the pelvis is a series of bones forming three rings, two minor and one major and depending on the number of breaks and stability this can be a life threatening event. Again, I don’t have any information whether the fracture is stable or unstable or which or how many of the pelvic rings are broken or if there was any other damage to internal organs.

I’m sure he is in a lot of pain.  Please send prayers or good thoughts his way.

Other Links:
http://www.merginet.com/clinical/trauma/PelvicFractures.cfm

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