Robert Fischer Robert's elbow surgery

First post: Jan 9, 2020 Latest post: Jan 27, 2020
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.  Robert Fischer broke and dislocated his elbow on Sun, 1/5. Surgery is on Thurs, 1/9. Family needs assistance with driving, childcare, etc.  

He fell off a ladder while working on our new house we just bought on Monday, 12/30/19.  Our lease is up at the end of February and we need to move out by then! Actual move date will be in mid/late February. We'll keep you updated when we know more, but this has slowed us down a bit.  

We need help with anything that Robert was going to usually do, as he will be out of commission/work for about 3 months.  The main things that are easy to delegate are: Driving Vivian to/from school (she is not afraid enough of road traffic to ride the bus yet), Childcare / entertainment, Handyman work @ new house, if you have a truck or SUV: Moving/transporting items too large to fit in our sedans to the new house, Light housework: trash, dishes, laundry, and Meals.  I was about to say that we are not asking for $, but for more hands to help. Many hands make light work!  However, as I was writing that, we just got the phone call that our deductible and co-insurance for the surgery center (not including doctors) is around $3,500.00 that we must pay before surgery tomorrow!  So, I guess cash is helpful now, too!  If you're up for childcare, Vivian is a member of Defy Apex and can go and jump for 2 hours every day they are open, so that is a great entertainment option for her, so we can get other chores done!  We also have a dog: Dixie, who such a sweetheart!  She is very friendly with kids and other dogs and we would welcome anyone wanting to take her for a while.

Meal train site:
From Robert on 1/8/2020 to his workplace: "Just got back from the orthopedist and it turns out that my elbow is really messed up: the head of my radius has popped off (and may be crushed) and is hanging out where the head of my ulna needs to be. I may have to get a metal implant / replacement for the head of the bone -- the surgeon will know when he gets in there.  Surgery is tomorrow (Thursday, 1/9), so I will be totally out of commission through the weekend, and I will be laid up through my follow up appointment on the 22nd.  We will know more then."

I have posted some tasks and will continue to update them.  I am feeling an enormous amount of all kinds of pressure, so anything you could do would be most appreciated. Thank you in advance!

Love and Blessings to all,

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