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Super Gram
07-27-2010, 11:21 PM
So my Gson is 23 yrs old and just graduated from Laurentian U in June. He was working for Coca Cola until he got a job in his field. So he went with his ball team to Sudbury to a tournament. While playing ball one of his friends got cut for stitches during the game. Not long after my Gson was running into second base. He broke his leg in 3 different places. The ambulance took him to the Sudbury hospital where his team mate was still waiting for stitches. So there they sat from 3pm until 1:30 am to get looked at. Guess they knew they were from the Sault and would be going home.So why not sit waiting with your leg broken in 3 different place. They put a plastic guard on and when he got home he made an appointment with our Dr. On Monday but was not seen until Tuesday. Now he is sitting home taking 333's for the pain

Now this is the scoop, he is sitting home waiting for Thursday to come so he can go and see the Dr. the Orthpedic surgeon (thankfully we have one) So he takes a shower ion one foot.......can't put pressure on the other...He is a strong kid but is in terrible pain....Its getting pretty bad when you have to wait 5 days to get your leg fixed. Our Dr don't have a say because he has to wait for the proper Dr.

But he has no health insurance......had to pay $80 for the ambulance and $80 for crutches...........So I sure hope the ball team has insurance......because it is going to be a long time before he will be walking on his leg.

Anyway that my story and I'm sticking to it. :embarassed:

everywoman
07-28-2010, 12:02 AM
Sorry to hear about your Grandson. Ouchie!!!

Giggle Squirt
07-28-2010, 12:10 AM
i have sat in our hospital for hours to get stitches and also a few hours with broken bones. It all depends on what they have going on and staff levels... a lot of things trump broken bones.

Giggle Squirt
07-28-2010, 12:11 AM
ps, i hope your grandson feels better and heals quickly.

Super Gram
07-28-2010, 12:37 AM
Iwas just wondering if a leg with 3 breaks can wait 5 days to set and still be ok. We know he is going to have pins put in.

X-Man
07-28-2010, 01:02 AM
Best thing to do is get to emerge. Say that its hurt, dont say the history of all the hospital stuff in sudbury, (unless they already know)..just say he hurt it in baseball and they will treat it as an emergency..which it clearly is. He will be treated or admitted if what you say is true about the severity of the breaks.

2nd option...go to emerge, say he cant take the pain and he fell on it a 2nd time...he'll have it referred to the orthopedic surgeon within the day. (if this a case for the orthopedic surgeon)

anyway you slice it...get to the ER asap.

X-Man
07-28-2010, 01:12 AM
Iwas just wondering if a leg with 3 breaks can wait 5 days to set and still be ok. We know he is going to have pins put in.

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It can but that doesnt usually happen. He needs to be seen by an ER doc & referred imediately to Orthopedic surgeon. the orthopod might see him when they come in the next day if the break is stable but regardless, waiting 5 days is rediculous. I'd go in..if its thats bad he'll be admitted and put on the OR list and they are done in terms of priority. Might be tommorrow or the next at the latest. Dont wait...if for some reason the break is unstable and moves...he could lose circulation to the limb and be a candidate for gangrene which leads to amputaion in extreme cases. i'd go in but thats just my 2 cents. Bypass the 5 days...do the ER route...its way faster and its not like he has a small boo boo. (IF WHAT YOUR SAYING IS ACCURATE)

yoda
07-28-2010, 05:44 AM
my 86 yr. old MIL broke her hip a few weeks ago and had to wait 3 days for surgery here in the Sault

X-Man
07-28-2010, 06:30 AM
my 86 yr. old MIL broke her hip a few weeks ago and had to wait 3 days for surgery here in the Sault

like i said in my earlier post...it can happen. anywhere for that matter. but waiting at home shouldnt be an option in emergent cases. I'll bet your MIL wasnt waiting at home for surgery.

yoda
07-28-2010, 06:53 AM
No, you are correct. She was in the hospital and placed in a room as soon as possible. The staff were wonderful at managing her pain and understanding with the rest of us. The comment was meant to speak to the lack of specialists that we have in this area.

lynys
07-28-2010, 08:56 AM
If your grandson was playing in an SPO registered tournament, then yes, they have insurance to cover the costs.

verotik66
07-28-2010, 09:30 AM
So my Gson is 23 yrs old and just graduated from Laurentian U in June. He was working for Coca Cola until he got a job in his field. So he went with his ball team to Sudbury to a tournament. While playing ball one of his friends got cut for stitches during the game. Not long after my Gson was running into second base. He broke his leg in 3 different places. The ambulance took him to the Sudbury hospital where his team mate was still waiting for stitches. So there they sat from 3pm until 1:30 am to get looked at. Guess they knew they were from the Sault and would be going home.So why not sit waiting with your leg broken in 3 different place. They put a plastic guard on and when he got home he made an appointment with our Dr. On Monday but was not seen until Tuesday. Now he is sitting home taking 333's for the pain



Now this is the scoop, he is sitting home waiting for Thursday to come so he can go and see the Dr. the Orthpedic surgeon (thankfully we have one) So he takes a shower ion one foot.......can't put pressure on the other...He is a strong kid but is in terrible pain....Its getting pretty bad when you have to wait 5 days to get your leg fixed. Our Dr don't have a say because he has to wait for the proper Dr.

But he has no health insurance......had to pay $80 for the ambulance and $80 for crutches...........So I sure hope the ball team has insurance......because it is going to be a long time before he will be walking on his leg.

Anyway that my story and I'm sticking to it. :embarassed:



why would they leave sudbury hospital before getting the leg addressed? A shin guard will look very nice hanging on the wall with his new leg attachment.

Super Gram
07-29-2010, 05:25 AM
why would they leave sudbury hospital before getting the leg addressed? A shin guard will look very nice hanging on the wall with his new leg attachment.

Ask the Dr in Sudbury why he was sent home. When he got home ask why his Dr couldn't get him into the clinic with the orthepedic surgeon until Thursday. They gave him a disk with his Xrays which our Dr. here in the Sault saw.

For you information he has his Bach of Science in Kinesiology and is aware of his problem. Its just Health care stinks.

Super Gram
07-29-2010, 05:37 AM
His friends put this on Facebook. I don't think its funny. He has a lot of pain

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v427/Rolarskates/Geoffsbrokenleg.jpg

Upper Decker
07-30-2010, 11:14 AM
I had to wait in our ER for over 15 hours with a severley broken hand recently. In fact I had to wait so long that they had to rebreak my hand twice once I did get care and then had to go into surgery and get a bunch of pins and screws put into my hand. The triage nurse looked at my hand (compound break that almost broke the skin) and told me to go into the walk in. After 8 hours of waiting there and being told there wasnt a doctor i was told go home since i was able to move my fingers it wasnt broken. Went back to the er an hour later after the bone really popped out and waited another 4 hours for care. So its not much different. I sincerely doubt they said , hey hes from the sault so we will make him wait. If they did why didnt you contact the proper authorities on this rather than vent on a bbs?

lynys
07-30-2010, 05:09 PM
I know two of the people on his team. :)

Peety
07-30-2010, 06:11 PM
His friends put this on Facebook. I don't think its funny. He has a lot of pain

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v427/Rolarskates/Geoffsbrokenleg.jpg

I don't think they were meaning to be funny. Lynns I know 1 person.

1337
07-30-2010, 06:15 PM
Hrmm, that must suck. Tell him to drink more milk :) I hope he feels better.

Super Gram
07-30-2010, 06:16 PM
As of today he still hasn't had his leg fixed. He went to the orthepedic clinic Thursday. Sat there from 9am

until 8pm. Dr could not do it too busy with clinic.


(said , hey hes from the sault so we will make him wait. If they did why didnt you contact the proper authorities on this rather than vent on a bbs? )

I said nothing about this. They stabilized his leg and told him to see his Dr. in the Sault.

1337
07-30-2010, 06:56 PM
I had to get 12 sutures at the Hospital in Sudbury, I was in and out.

Super Gram
07-31-2010, 07:14 AM
Good for you Kabby.

After waiting 2 days at the hospital. They finally admited him. He will be operated on this morning.Only took one week......glad it will be done before Mondays holiday

Punkydo
07-31-2010, 10:32 AM
When my friend got hurt on the field and had to be taken to the hospital by ambluance SPO league covered the ambluance and more. Remember Tammy's broken anke Lynys? Lynys I know the same people you know in the picture.

lynys
07-31-2010, 10:56 AM
Yep. I remember. That was why I said that any SPO sponsored tournament covers these things. They buy insurance to cover the players, just in case.

I should say one of those people is my family. And, oddly enough, the one who posted this picture on Facebook. hehe

BFLPE
07-31-2010, 02:21 PM
So 10 hours to receive care at the ER in Sudbury and days to see a doc in the Sault, how is it that Sudbury is worse?

1337
07-31-2010, 04:55 PM
Good for you Kabby.

After waiting 2 days at the hospital. They finally admited him. He will be operated on this morning.Only took one week......glad it will be done before Mondays holiday

No disrespect, you just said Sudbury hospital is worse. But that is juts an opinion, it isn't fact. My experience with Sudbury hospital was better than here. So my opinion Sudbury would be better. But that is just an opinion, not a fact :)

Super Gram
07-31-2010, 06:53 PM
Well they operated on him this morning. The Surgeon said the Xrays they did in Sudbury didn't show the whole thing. He said it was much worse than he expected from the Xrays. He tried to put pins in but that didn't work so he had to use a rod(I think) and put the pins in. They sent him home but the Dr. said it will be very sore tomorrow and he will be in a cast for 3 months.

1337
07-31-2010, 07:35 PM
Oof, there goes the summer. :( Hope all goes well.

Giggle Squirt
07-31-2010, 09:14 PM
ouch, will he make a full recover? my friend just had rod and pins in his leg and he still can't put any pressure on it after almost a month. they didn't cast him

nightingale
08-01-2010, 04:00 AM
So glad he finally was seen! Hope he begins to feel better soon.

Super Gram
08-01-2010, 05:20 AM
Thank you everyone and thanks to the Orthepedic surgeon .....according to him he said he will be playing hockey this winter. I doubt
it.....We kind of laughted......this kid played hockey since he was 4 yrs old and football for 5 yrs......summer hockey and ball for 5 yrs. Guess it was bound to happen..