Friday, July 27, 2007

Hotel Hospital

Gabe's extended stay at the hospital has transformed our life into a blur of work, hospital and sleep. Well, just hospital and sleep for him. They expect him to be in there for a couple more weeks so we're trying to make the best of it. I've read a couple books, including the new Harry Potter and we watch movies and do crossword puzzles. Here's some pics of the hospital stay. I have updated pics of the burns but I'm worried it's too gross for the general audience. If any of you are medically inclined and dying to know the extent of the damage, let me know and I'll email them to you. It's pretty amazing what that sunburn looking wound from the first day turned into. Fire, bad!

Gabe and I chillin in his room. He's so tired.

Gabe and his wonderful nurse, Dan. He's handsome, smart and single. He's looking for a nice girl. Any takers?

Gabe has a little infection going so I have to wear a mask during scrubs to prevent the spread of germs. I'm a little chlostorphobic so it makes me crazy!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Burn Update

You know how sometimes, when you spend the day out in the sun, you feel fine when you get home but as evening hits, so does your sunburn? Moral of the story: Burns take a while to present themselves. The burns on Gabe's legs in the previous post were 3rd degree by the time he was admited to the hospital on Friday night. We've been there all weekend scrubbing, dressing, crying and sleeping and we're not nearly done. It looks like Gabe will be in bed 2 weeks and out of work at least a month. He's in a lot of pain and he's exhauseted. I'll spare you the updated photos for those of you who are squeemish but, trust me, he needs prayers.

Friday, July 20, 2007

My Husband Freaks Me Out

My husband is the most unlucky person I know, which is strange because I'm really lucky. He always gets pulled over, even when he's not speeding, he always has his business deals messed up by strange, unseen problems and he never picks the right line at the grocery store. He is a mobile auto mechanic and has all the tools he needs to fix cars stored in a utility bed on his truck. This morning when he was on his way to work he saw a motorhome on the side of the freeway that had caught fire. The family who owned it was standing there freaking out so he pulled over to help them. He took the fire extinguisher off his truck and started spraying the engine to put the fire out. Here's where his luck ran out; something (he's not sure if it was the propane tank or a fuel line or what) blew up and sent flames bursting out of the vehicle and singed the first layer of skin off his legs from where his shorts end to where his socks start. He looks like he layed in a tanning bed about 48 hours too long. Poor baby.

Monday, July 09, 2007

My First Publication

I got my first story published in an online magazine this week. Nothing big but they gave me $100 and my first official byline! Check it out: