Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hmmmm? Dr. Oz? Just another day at the farm

What does Dr. Mehmet Oz have to do with this blog site? Well -- three years ago my husband was injured in a terrible, terrible accident. He was moving tree debris into a berm of dirt -- when a 17-foot tree (with no branches) popped up under the roll bar of the Bobcat and impaled him in the abdomen.

That means it went into his body -- all the way back to his spinal column.

It was quite a day.

He was helicoptered out of the pasture to St. Louis University Hospital -- where a team of surgeons and support staff removed the tree and continued the process of saving Jack's life.

The miracles that day came by the dozens:

The only phone signal that came out of the woods and ravine that day -- was Jack's call to me to say, "Call 911 and tell them to bring a chainsaw. There's a tree on me." Not a tree IN me, mind you.

None of the firefighters or EMT could get signals on their walkie talkies, phones without hiking up to the top of the hill to get a "signal."

Jack tried to back up the Bobcat when he realized the tree was in him. He couldn't back it up. The next day my son-in-law, Ron and I went down to get the Bobcat and it backed right out of there. If Jack had been able to back it up it would have pulled the tree out and most certainly he would have bled to death.

The list of miracles is long. We are so thankful and blessed.

That brings me to two days ago when a producer from the Dr. Oz TV show called wanting us to come on the show. Looks like we tape next Tuesday. Should be interesting. I'll let you all know when it airs.

Just another day at the farm

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