Wednesday, May 28, 2008

taking the pain away {coconut cake}


This Memorial Day weekend was eventful to say the least. It started out relaxing with a fantastic lobster fest to look forward to, but then on Sunday while I was busy shopping, I got the call. Dave (husband) had been in a mountain biking accident, he'd fallen 8 feet off a cliff, on to a sharp rock, and was being rushed to the emergency room.
His friend's described it as a "clean cut" telling me how lucky he was that it hadn't hit his spine or head. It's a 10" deep cut, by the hip where all that fleshy lovehandle meat lives (yeah for that - it protected him!).
80 stitches later, along with several gruesome phone-text images, he was home resting, and I've been nurse Amber on-call ever since. I've got the meds all spaced out, his dose times all in line and everything he needs at arms reach.
And now, about that delectable 4 layer coconut cake - our friend Jenny made it and brought it for Dave the next morning. Her husband was with Dave at the time of the fall and is pretty much still in shock from it all. This cake has been rocking our world, nothing like something sweet to brighten up the day!

16 comments:

Sarah's Fab Day said...

Wow Amber! Hope the hubby is feeling a little better, poor guy (and you).

cyndi & lee said...

That's terrible! I hope you're both doing ok now that the shock has worn off and I hope the meds are helping him from being in too much pain. What a horrible way to spend the weekend! Looks like you need some more cake, or at least something else to help numb the pain now that the luscious looking cake is just about gone. If I lived closer I'd totally bake you something yummy or bring you a few bottles of wine!!

Amber said...

sarah & cyndi & lee,
you are so sweet, thanks for the kind words! It's comforting to know there are really great people out there in the blogging world!

Kathryn said...

Sorry to hear about that rather ick end to your weekend. Hope he is feeling better soon. That cake does look good though but probably not worth a fall off a cliff.

Courtney said...

oh my goodness Amber! 80 STITCHES!!!! I am so glad nothing worse happened - how insane! An 8 foot fall! I'm still trying to wrap my head around how dangerous a fall he took and how love handles saved the day. I knew they were good for something. Give him lots of love and care and we'll be wishing for a fast recovery!

Susannah said...

Ack! If I ever fall 8 feet off a mountain bike I better land on my tummy to absorb the landing! Of course we both know that will NEVER happen as I am not one for mountain bikes. Or beach cruisers really. Steering straight is so freaking hard!

Kisses to the hubs and to you--sometimes being the nurse can be just as painful, if not more so.

Amber said...

So sorry to hear! It reminds me of Ryan's spill in Russian River the summer of our wedding. I hope Dave can walk. Wishing for a quick recovery for both of you (it's tough being the nurse) Xo

Anonymous said...

Nurse Amber

Sending my healing vibes Dave's way! I hope he will be up and at 'em as soon as possible. All my love to you kiddos

Fairy Godmother

Ashley L. said...

oh my goodness! what a horrible call to receive! i'm glad that he will be alright! and there could not possibley be a more comforting cake than coconut! :)

i wish you and your husband the quickest of recoveries!

danielle said...

So glad that he is okay.

Tanya said...

I have to confess that up until this point, Ive been a lurker, but this post has brought me out of the woodwork to say I am so sorry about your husbands accident and glad to hear that things werent worse, and that hes recovering well.

My brother was in a terrible sea kayaking accident in Biddeford, ME about this time last year, and his best friend drowned...so my thoughts are always with adventurers as they follow their spirit.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

David said...

Falling 10 feet - sucked!!!
Having two friends with me - lucky!!!
Walking out - not fun!!!
Hospital and 100 stitches - ouch!!!
Sitting, lying down - not good!!!
Being fed Coconut Cake By Nurse Amber

- PRICELESS


Thank you

zobars said...

Hope he feels better soon. Get well wishes from me too.

Aubrey jeanne said...

Oh my god Amber! How scary for all of you! Send Joe and my love to Dave and keep up the good nurse betty job! Boys will be boys! Talk with you soon sugar!
Xoxo

LobotoME said...

hope he is going better - mt bike wrecks are a big bummer!

take care,
jenny :)

megan said...

OMG! Give Dave my very best, so glad he was w/ friends and hope that he had a good doc put in his stitches! So very glad that he had some 'extra' cushioning to take the brunt of the fall. You guys take care!

xo, Megan