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Peter's had an accident [Nov. 3rd, 2009|06:56 pm]
Douglas Spencer
Some of you will have met my little brother Peter when I took him and Richard to TCASU. Peter was the one with the conventional arrangement of limbs, with two at the top and two at the bottom.

Well, now I hear that he's had an accident with an electric saw, and has damaged his right arm rather more than one would normally wish. All the damage is to the outside of the forearm, which makes him really quite lucky because all the important blood and nerve conduits go down the inside, where they are safely out of the way. It looks like the integrity of the limb is not in doubt, which is better than my family sometimes manage.

Mother (from whom I took the call) says that they've appointed a jolly good surgeon and they've reconnected the relevant tendons and he has movement in all those parts of the hand where they want him to have movement. And apparently the insurers are all up to speed and so on.

More news when I have it.
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[User Picture]From: filkerdave
2009-11-03 07:00 pm (UTC)
Healing wishes to him!
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[User Picture]From: jon_a_five
2009-11-03 07:05 pm (UTC)
Strewth. Hope it all works okay after the docs have fixed it.
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[User Picture]From: ang_grrr
2009-11-03 07:08 pm (UTC)
Ow.
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[User Picture]From: frandowdsofa
2009-11-03 07:19 pm (UTC)
wot she sed
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[User Picture]From: peaceful_fox
2009-11-03 07:20 pm (UTC)
Sending healing prayers. OW!
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[User Picture]From: dmwcarol
2009-11-03 07:50 pm (UTC)
I hope he makes a full and speedy recovery
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[User Picture]From: gaspodia
2009-11-03 08:22 pm (UTC)
Poor thing - that was very close to being so much worse! Wishing him a speedy and full recovery :)
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[User Picture]From: veronica_milvus
2009-11-03 08:33 pm (UTC)
OMG. That is bad, but could have been so much worse. Hope he does ok, anxious for updates.
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[User Picture]From: purplecthulhu
2009-11-03 09:04 pm (UTC)
Good luck to him for a full and speedy recovery!
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[User Picture]From: evil_mogwai
2009-11-03 09:06 pm (UTC)
good luck for a quick recovery.
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[User Picture]From: emmajking
2009-11-03 09:06 pm (UTC)
Gosh. Blimey. Hope it all works out okay. Best wishes all 'round and all that.... :/
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[User Picture]From: the_magician
2009-11-04 02:07 am (UTC)
Yike, and what they all said. Best wishes to him for a speedy and complete recovery, and remember, chicks dig scars!
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[User Picture]From: stevegreen
2009-11-04 02:26 am (UTC)
Tell that to Freddy Krueger.
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[User Picture]From: stevegreen
2009-11-04 02:26 am (UTC)
Oh fuck. I don't know Peter, but I wish him as well as I would anyone, with the added spin of him heing important to you.
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[User Picture]From: cpt_buggernuts
2009-11-04 11:11 am (UTC)
Blimey. Not sure how to spell the sucking breath in through teeth noise I just made. Best wishes for his recovery.
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[User Picture]From: the_mendicant
2009-11-04 01:55 pm (UTC)
Wow, what does someone have to do to get sensational sympathy in your family?

Hope it all mends nicely!
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[User Picture]From: ninneviane
2009-11-04 08:35 pm (UTC)
Owch! Hope he makes a speedy recovery!
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[User Picture]From: pinkdormouse
2009-11-04 10:05 pm (UTC)
Not good. Hope he heals quickly.
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[User Picture]From: purple_peril
2009-11-05 04:23 pm (UTC)
Ooops.
:(
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