Thursday, April 17, 2008

Poor Scout

Scout sustained his first non-combat related injury today. As he describes it, his finger busted open like a grape.

Take one guess which finger it is. His trigger finger.

I'm a little confused about the details, but somehow as he was finishing up a set of reps during weightlifting, he slammed down his weights and his finger got jammed in the middle of his weight and something else. The soldier he was lifting with (who Scout describes as a non-stoned stoner- type) said nonchalantly, "Hey man, you're bleeding all over the place."

Scout said that the laceration was L-shaped, with "meat hanging out."

Two stitches and a few Motrin later, Scout is in an incredible amount of pain. But he told the medics that under no circumstances were they to tell his superiors about his injury. He told me that he'll shoot his firearm with his middle finger if he has to.

When I asked him if he thought it was a good idea to conceal the incident, he whined, "But then they won't let me go on any missions..."

How can I argue with that?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You can't argue with it. :) And his boss knows already, trust me. The good news is that he can use his middle finger to pull the trigger easy enough.

Don

trying said...

gotta love their logic. flyboy concealed his non combat injury, it was to his shoulder, he did indeed manage to conceal it for the couple months he had left and even a little while once he was home. He would have been med down and not able to fly, the problem came when it finally caught up with him and he had to have his shoulder muscle reconstructed. moron.

hope scout feels better soon!

Anonymous said...

Ouch!!! What a freak thing to happen. You be careful Scout!!! Reminds me when I fell out of the attic!!!! Bone was sticking out of my thumb...not pretty. Hang in there and send an update. Baby wipes and dog treats coming soon!!!

Love, Your favorite in law!!!!

Guard Wife said...

Owie!! That made me cringe just reading it. Hope his finger feels better soon!

Vypergirl said...

Ouch! I could so see my DH doing that as well! Hehe, Boys! Hopefully for him he recovers quickly!!

LoveMyTanker said...

Um, OUCH! Hope his trigger finger is better soon!