Tuesday, 22 December 2009

And on Life Goes.

Monday Night:

On Sunday morning my Mum decided to defrost the car so she could drive to my house a bit later on. My fault for not saying do not attempt to drive.

Next thing l get an hysterical call the car started to move, she tried to stop it and got thumped by the open door and it was now wedged between the fence post and the handrail on the steps.

I got round there and the door being open and going backwards had bent back to the bonnet and yup front was wedged solid. It took 4 of us (made my mum wait well out the way she was hurting. To bounce and push the car round then 2 of us to sort of jiggle the door and managed to shove it shut and past the railings. The 2 people to bend it shut. It goes in tomorrow for panel checks, new door and hope to goodness the pillar (windscreen one) is not damaged.

My mum has very sore ribs will try and get those x-rayed as my dad may need respite care when he comes out if it is the next few days to allow her to heal. After we saw my dad we went into a & e it was a 5hr wait. Waited a bit then left will try and go back tonight if it is quiet and get my mum x-rayed and take things from there. Nothing they can do if the rib has bust other than Paracetamol it is for forward planning.

Work wise Saturday was fairly quiet as most people stayed in, Sunday was a lot busier with a lot of staff not able to get in. The night vet took 4.5 hours to get in. He ended up helping an injured horse. The owner a total pratt (polite term) was pulling a horsebox in a blizzard for gods sake!! it had jack-knifed and l think fallen onto it’s side. He said they got the horse out and put it in the barn at the house in the middle of the motorway, luckily the horse was just lame.

We had a collection of dangerous dogs in. To get them out is done on dog grabs and no contact. One took 30minutes to get it out of the car cage. Not a pit bull a collie cross lab. It had ripped a kids face badly and attacked 2 other people. The other 2 were dangerous rottie’s just in as “involved in criminal activity”.
We had some lovely visions at these terms. Imagined them in masks and holding guns, thing is with those teeth they didn’t need guns.

Update Tuesday am:

Well l am off there is more snow l will have to see how work goes today l wont stay till 19:00 if this carries on as it is quite a trek there and back.

We went into a & e last night for my mum who has badly bruised ribs thankfully no fractures.

4 comments:

Joker the Lurcher said...

so sorry to hear of all the miserable luck your folks are having. hope things get smoother soon.

Vetnurse said...

Getting better l missed my second concrete pole today while avoiding the car that was trying to meet me it was going sideways. I had to take a bit of avoiding action :-))
What worries me is the 3rd pole :-((

Roses said...

Oh no.

What a start to your Christmas.

Many, many hugs my dear.

Keep avoiding those stationary and moving objects.

JuliaM said...

"...the car started to move, she tried to stop it..."

*winces*

She's very, very lucky. It could have been so much worse. It's an instinctive reaction, of course - the human brain can't quite remind the reflexes about the law of physics in time...

Bruising's painful, but broken ribs would be even worse.