Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Move Over, Drew and Nick!

Talk about your battle scars! This is the grandpa of battle scars. Drew and Nick have nothing on their grandpa. Apparently not wanting to be outdone, Grandpa stepped into a hole on Sunday and scraped his leg up big time. He and Chip were out looking at some dumpsters when he stepped off what appeared to be a curb and actually was a step into a big hole, and down he went. Of course, one might worry about damage he could have done to his new hip, but that was unhurt, thank goodness. This is bad enough and has attracted attention wherever he goes. It is really just a series of bad scrapes, but it looks bad enough that the doctor we saw today for a routine checkup insisted on giving him an antibiotic to prevent infection.
You can see that while the large sore stings and pulls, he is managing okay. He doesn't seem to be suffering any lingering stiffness in his joints, which is good. All I can say is that he is definitely not growing old gracefully. He's doing that sliding in feet first stuff. I know not to talk, though, because I am naturally even less graceful than this, and it's only a matter of time before I embarrass myself in this manner. Meanwhile, I will commiserate with him and remind him that life is good!


Anonymous said...

Wow, that's really something! I'll have to show this to the boys tomorrow afternoon :-)

I can't get used to your perspective...you're sitting on the wrong side!

Susie said...

Ouch! That looks painful! Thankfully nothing was broken. Love your little patio in the previous post. Sorry I haven't visited in a while, life here has been crazy.
Thanks for your prayers for C's family.

Judy said...

That sure is a mean looking scrape. I bet it does hurt! It was probably a good thing to get the antibiotics just in case. I am very clumsy and always have been. It is not an age thing with me!

LOM said...

owww that looks sore