Larry was in a horrible accident yesterday afternoon. At work a 800-1000lb monument fell on him. Thanks to the quick actions of his amazing coworker, who is also an emergency responder, and the care he received at Memorial, both his life and his leg were saved. After a 3 hour surgery they were able to save his leg- broken femur, part of it was crushed and it had to be reconstructed with bone putty, along with 4 screws (doc wanted to do 2 but knew how active dad was so chose 4 instead!). They also flushed it out for infection as it was cut open to the bone.
Doc's biggest concern is Larry trying to put any weight on it for 3 months. He will require a 24 hour caregiver for 3 months. If he puts any weight on it before 3 months it will completely collapse and no surgeon will be able to replace the whole knee because there are missing parts. He will be in the hospital for 48 hours with strong antibiotics to help prevent infection. After that he is in Gods hands with regards to infection and healing. Medically they have done all they can. This is a life altering accident for Larry. He will no longer be able to do his job of 33 years.
We are grateful and appreciate everyone reaching out to my mom, brother, & I. Because of the incredible response of everyone we are unable to get back to everyone individually. We will continually update this page for everyone to know. Keep them prayers coming as we know they are truly helping!!