On Wednesday, while Dave was working on the surround for the bathtub (so that we can finally use it after 4 years), he lost his balance when he stepped on a rolled up piece of carpet we had in the bottom. He lost his balance and fell out of the tub.
Our tub is about 8 inches off the floor, so the height he fell is that much greater than out of a regular height tub. He was able to twist himself so that he did not hit his head on the toilet, which could have broken his neck. Thank You, Abba! Instead, he landed on his elbow and jammed his arm up into his shoulder.
I put him on ice immediately while I got ready to take him to the ER. I felt so badly for him as we went down the driveway. Even though I tried to drive very slowly, the driveway is very rough and every bounce caused him pain.
The doctor said nothing was broken, but he had very little mobility. He was given a prescription for steroids, which he started yesterday. The doctor also said that a physical therapist would call him to see about getting him in. He said that the next few days would either bring major improvement or it would get worse.
He slept on the recliner so he would not accidentally roll over onto his shoulder. In the morning, he was already seeing improvement. This morning, it is even better. He has a lot of his range of motion back, although it is still painful. Thankfully, it has been mostly painful with motion. Even right after he hurt it, if he was able to just be still, it did not hurt that badly.
The physical therapist called this morning and said that he was so improved that she did not think he needed to come in. Hallelu Yah!
He is still a bit sore, but doing soooooooo much better. We are thankful that nothing broke and that it appears he did not do any serious damage to his joint. The likelihood that it will take a turn for the worse is unlikely now.