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Chili

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I just got off the phone with my wife who had taken Troy (LazyBoy) out to practice while I went to work for a night shift. Apparently Troy had what appeared to be a minor getoff and then all that could be heard was screaming. A short trip to the small rural hospital near the track revealed that he had broken his tibia in 4 pieces and his fibula in 5 pieces according to the E.R. Doc. They are keeping him in the Hospital overnight then he will be transported by ambulance back to the city to our Children's hospital where he will get assessed before surgery by a pediatric orthopedic surgeon.

During the whole process my wife stated that Troy's entire focus was on the fact that it can't be broken since DW is only a few weeks away. The poor kid is heartbroken that it looks like DW will be a no go for us this year. :(

Talk about a lousy way to spend the rest of your night shift, worried about your kid and bummed about DW :|
 

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this is a bad deal for sure, sorry to hear about this.   If it doesn't work out this year, okie will see to it that there are many, many dirt weeks to come, and we all look forward to seeing you next year!

hang in there...

-Scot (motometal)
 

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:whiner: :whiner: :whiner:


Man I HATE reading stuff like this. I guess look at the good side.... Troy is a young pup and should heal up quick. We'll miss you guys - both Red and I were really looking forward to meeting both of you at DW.


HEAL UP SOON TROY!!!
 

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Chili,

I'm sorry that this has happened to your boy and you. :( Keep us posted about you son.
 

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That just plan sucks :( Kids heal up amazingly quickly. He will be up and about in no time. Sorry about DW, but like it was said. There will more than likely be one next year to :thumb:
 

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Sad news but family comes first.&nbsp; Post if you need some help, you've got a lot of friends here.
 

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Dang Chili. That sucks. Tell Troy we'll miss him, and you too. If there's any way he's able to travel, come on down anyway. You'll still have the time of your lives.
 

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Best wishes to your son and to you and your family. I am sure he'll have a fast recovery and will be able to keep his spirits high. Unlike adults, kids bounce back quick. In our prayers!!

(I ofcourse can't show my wife this thread, she already gives me enough grief)
 

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Give Troy my best! I feel bad for the kid as i wouldnt wish a broken leg on anyone as it hurts.
 

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That's awful, Chili. Please keep us posted on his surgery results and recovery.

I hope everything goes well.
 

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Thanks for the kind words all. I just got back from the hospital and they are waiting another day until doing surgery so the swelling will hopefully susbside somewhat, either that or the surgeon had an afternoon teetime today :think: I'm off to get some sleep since I've been up for 29+ hours at this point and then I'm off to relieve my wife at the hospital so she can get some sleep. I'll post back after the surgery.

BigLou we were considering still coming down but I think Troy would have a tough time with 20+ hours in the RV each way with a cast from hip to toe.
 

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Theres way more than riding at DW, although it is a big part of it. The BS around the campground is second to none. Im wishing for the best for Troy's surgury and recovery. I bet watching Bartram, BillyWho, Dr. Dubach and whoeverelse is tearing up the track, would bring a smile to Troys face if he could make the trip. Good luck and get some sleep.
 

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Oh man that's tough Chili, very sorry to hear news like this especially when its from a DRN brother/family :( If you guys don't make it, you'll be missed for sure and we'll plan on putting you both on the "no riding within 3 weeks of DW" list for next year just to be safe. Tell Troy that a lot of folks are :(
 

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Originally posted by Chili
BigLou we were considering still coming down but I think Troy would have a tough time with 20+ hours in the RV each way with a cast from hip to toe.
Make sure he is really up to this if you plan on doing it. I know afer i broke my ankle in 3 spots i couldnt even stand to have my ankle lower than my body for the first 3 weeks. I was on pain pills for the 25 hour trip home from DW so it didnt really bother me. But once i was off the pain pills i didnt even look forward to the 20min drive to the doctors office.

Of course an RV would be like the living room so it may not be as bad as he could lay on the couch or bed during the trip.