Friday, February 22, 2008

Kelly's Finger

Kelly was playing in a Flag Football tournament on Saturday. He loves to play any sport, especially in a competitive way! Each time that Kelly fell down, I crossed my fingers that he would get up without any hobbles or injuries. At some point he did jam his finger, but since he has done this many times before, he didn't think twice about it.

Days pass and Kelly's finger is swollen, red and unable to bend. It is the day before SWAT school and he decides that he should see the doctor. They have an x-ray done and it shows that it is broken. The doctor suggests that he not go to SWAT school and that he see an orthopedic specialist.

So, we make an appointment.  The specialist determines that he will need surgery to repair the piece of bone and ligament that are no longer where the are supposed to be. Now most people would say that this is not so bad. But when a right handed police officer breaks his right index finger, it makes his job a little tough. Nobody wants a police officer who can't shoot accurately because of broken finger!

Not only is he bummed because he can't go to SWAT school, now he has to sit at a desk for 10 hours taking calls at the police station. Now if you know Kelly at all, you know that this is no good for him! One, he hates talking on the phone and two, he hates to sit still!

Hopefully all will go well with the surgery. Hopefully his finger will heal quickly and he will be able to return to do what he loves best.... police work! Good luck Kel!


Tina said...

that stinks! Good luck with that. Becky's husband Dan is a detective in Mesa and he was one of the officers involved in the shooting the other day. (Im sure you heard about it on the news) Its a scary job if you ask me. So rest easy since he is "just" behind the desk. It will be a nice break for you at least! :)

Diane said...

Kelly won't be behind a desk for long, if I know him very well. Nothing keeps him down very long! He'll just liven things up in the office for a while and when he's ready to go back out, they won't want him to leave. Tell him we're thinking about him and wishing him a speedy recovery! We love you guys!

Kimberly and Devon said...

Oh,no! Poor Kelly! Well, I hope his surgery and recovery goes well!

Grandma Hand said...

I'm kind of glad Kelly is behind a desk his job really does scare the heck out of me but I know he will be glad to get back doing what he loves.

The Carney Family said...

I'm not glad, Kelly is behind a desk at all. I'm his work partner and I need him out there with me!! Get better buddy.