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9/24/2016 Latest post:
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On Tuesday, September 20, Eddie and his chain saw were at the top of a ladder leaning on a pretty big tree. Anna steadied it but couldn't steady Eddie from her position when he leaned over too far, leaving the ladder (from 10-20 feet, which will be clarified at a later date). He landed more on his right side, breaking his hip (femoral ball), both his arms (radius) just above the wrists, and two bones of a sinus near the bridge of his nose . Ten stitches were needed for the gash in his scalp. "Thank goodness the chain saw flew off in a different direction.!" Anna said. It was bad! The good news is that there were no internal injuries of organs and that the left arm may not need surgery, just stabilizing with a splint or cast. The bad news is that there is hip replacement and a plate for the right arm that will happen as soon as Eddie is cleared by the trauma team. We don't know about the sinus "box" which is broken in the front and back. As of Wednesday afternoon Eddie is still sedated and intubated. Your prayers are appreciated. Feel free to share and comment. This is probably the most efficient way to answer your questions. We appreciate your concern for Eddie during this time of treatment and recovery.