Dreadful news

Tom was burned badly in an industrial accident yesterday.  He’s in VGH and I will learn more about his condition soon.  Unca Dave knows ALL ABOUT electrical burns, and his description led me to believe they are painful and nasty.  (Watching himself get the dressings changed from high above the bath, blown right out on morphine, asking himself, “Who is that poor bastard and why is he screaming!?”)  I will call Peggy soon and get an update, but Tom’s alive and sedated in the hospital and for this we should all be very, very thankful.

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Born when atmospheric carbon was 316 PPM. Settled on MST country since 1997. Parent, grandparent.

2 thoughts on “Dreadful news”

  1. He’s doing better tonight – he’s settled in in the burn ward, his breathing tube is out and he’s awake and able to talk, and his burns have been washed and bandaged. He asked for chocolate and a good book today, which I think is a good sign.

  2. Thank you so much for the update….

    So much for VCon for him, I guess. That will be among the disappointments borne by these tidings.

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