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Hospital break..................

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:45 pm
by valeriebutterley
Hello everyone have you missed me?
I've been in St George's hospital in London with a very nasty broken leg for 3 weeks and just been discharged.
Fell down 3 stairs at home which resulted in both tibia and fibia broken, and bells and whistles to Frimley Park, then on, to London for plastics and orthopaedics, resulting in a long stay and a knee to ankle permanent pin.
Hope all is well with you all.
My family completed the hatching of some mixed bantams, which I have not seen yet.
As I am confined indoors I will try to get grips with posting pics on this site.

Re: Hospital break..................

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:57 pm
by rick
Oh no! That sounds awful.
Did you slip off the edge of a step on the way down? Ive done that a couple of times in socks but very luckily got away with bruises. Or do you mean 3 flights?!

Re: Hospital break..................

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:17 am
by Margaid
Oh poor you! Hope it's not too painful by now. Are you mobile yet? Staying indoors is a good thing while there's still a chance of frost and ice - you don't wan tot break the other one!

Re: Hospital break..................

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:36 am
by Marigold
Oh dear, Val, so sorry to hear that. We certainly have been missing you. I've been wondering why you hadn't been posting news about your quail hatch - did you set the eggs before you had your accident?
Do you live on your own? If so, it must have been difficult to ring for help, unless you keep a phone with you at all times. It sounds like a really conclusive break, and they don't keep you in hospital for 3 weeks for nothing nowadays. I'm glad you have family nearby enough to help with the chickens, I know they will have been your first concern, especially in the snowy weather.
Do take care of yourself - do you think it'll be very long before you can walk and get out of doors to see those little bantam chicks? If you use a phone as a camera, you might consider downloading the Tapatalk app, which lets you post a link to your pics directly from your Camera Roll into the text of your message on this forum. You just put the cursor where you want the photo in your message, then click on the Attachment symbol (the paperclip) at the bottom, and then when the photo library appears, click on the one you want and click Done. My new pullets have been using it to post their selfies now they've registered on here. Just get the app, then choose Poultrykeeper Forum and go from there.

Re: Hospital break..................

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:43 am
by valeriebutterley
Thanks for replies. 3 stairs and luckily (or not) at the bottom of the staircase, anyway, very, very nasty and still extremely painful, but have crutches.
Decided to turn off the quails as the bantams had hatched, and hatch quails later.
I've had hens in the past from Simon and had really nice girls and I like him and his set up, he seems to be a really good poultry keeper.
All I can do is hobble to the window and look down the garden to the girls, there is now a pigeon caught somehow in the run, but I cannot do much about it!
I will come to you, Marigold, for advice when I do buy some quail eggs.
Re. Chalk hill I sent for some eggs about 2 years ago, and my experience with them was to warn people off, but out of respect to you as you have always praised them, I could not do so publicly. The eggs were very expensive, very filthy and totally rotten. 1 out of 12 hatched, a beautiful boy
Brahma and the rest just stank the house out for days.

Re: Hospital break..................

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:11 am
by LadyA
So sorry to hear about your leg. It's a real worry, if you're on your own, having something like that happen. My neighbour is always warning me to keep my phone on me all the time, just in case.

Hope everything heals up cleanly and well, and you'll be on both feet again by the time better weather comes along.

Re: Hospital break..................

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:20 am
by Marigold
Sorry to hear about your experience with the eggs from Chalk Hill. I' never had eggs from them, most of my purchases have been home-bred pullets ranging on lovely green paddocks, but I did get two chicks once and they were being kept in very good clean conditions. I hope you complained about the eggs, and there was no need to worry about what I or anybody else thought, it's good to know these things, that's what the forum is for.

Re: Hospital break..................

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:00 pm
by bigyetiman
Glad you are on the mend, that sounded really nasty and painful. Just take it slowly and steadily. Glad to have you back posting

Re: Hospital break..................

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:55 pm
by dinosaw
Poor Val :( hope you heal up as quickly as possible. Did my tib and fib when I was 12 and had 6 temporary pins in it so you have my utmost sympathies, it hurt like hell. Just imagine what those arm muscles of yours will be like after a few weeks on crutches, no one will be messing with you.

Re: Hospital break..................

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:26 pm
by bigjim
Sounds painful, hope you're on the mend now.