Sunday, September 25, 2011
the errant thumb tack
What are the odds of someone putting up a picture on the wall and having thumbtacks in thieir pocket along with their inhaler, and one of the thumb tacks getting into the mouthpiece of the inhaler, and when they use their inhaler, the thumb tack is hurtled into their airway and lodges in a branch of their bronchus? A zillion to one? And yet it happened.
Did I mention that they had to go to surgery to have it removed with a bronchoscope? Did I mention that they now have pneumonia and are intubated? Did I mention that they are also 5 months pregnant? Did I mention they have a 3 year old? Did I mention that their husband is currently over in the middle east because they are in the army? Fortunately things are a lot better and they will probably be extubated tomorrow.
If life is just and karma kicks in, I expect them to win the lottery next years just because they deserve it.
Posted by girlvet at 4:10 PM