Update on Hubby…

If you missed the story on Hubby getting a nail embedded into his chin, check out this blog post.  This is an update to that post.

Well today he was back to the doctor.  We thought it was going to be a consult with the doctor who could remove the nail.  We anticipated surgery to happen on Friday.  I thought I might as well stay home and care for the childcare kids and half planned on taking the the next day off and taking him to surgery.


It was kind of crazy…Kalissa was working in the ER at the hospital that is connected to the clinic where Hubby was seeing the doctor.  She talked to her boss and asked if she could take her break when Hubby had his appointment.  That was okay so Kalissa went down and was able to get a picture of the x-ray.  UGH.  Yuck.

Well Hubby lucked out.  After getting another set of x-rays, the doctor didn’t think it was in an area where nerve damage was a complication or embedded in his jaw so he decided to do the procedure in office.

Well now I was feeling bad that I wasn’t there and Kalissa had to back to work so Kelli stepped in and was there.  She had worked the overnight shift the night before so she went and hung out with Hubby until it was over.

So want to see what they pulled out?  Here it is….


Who knew this could happen?!

He is home now.  He has to pack the wound 3 times a day for the next five days.  I’m secretly hoping Kalissa will be around or he can do it on his own…I don’t have a nurse bone in my body for those kind of things but if need be, I guess I’ll have to rise to the occasion.

So that’s where we’re at with Hubby.  Hopefully no more drama for a bit….Thanks for all your comments, prayers and words of encouragement.  This turned out MUCH better than we were originally lead to believe.

21 thoughts on “Update on Hubby…”

  1. So glad for the update on your hubby and his adventure with a nail head. It must be wonderful that the girls could lend a hand and be there for him. Hope the rest of year is peaceful in your house.

  2. You’re lucky your hubby went to the clinic, mine would have just hauled out his giant magnet and tried to remove it himself.

  3. Is his tetanus shot up to date?

    Your hubby sounds a lot like my dad. . . he wouldn’t have said anything either until half his face swelled up.

    Glad to hear that everything turned out ok. . . .hope he is back to normal soon.

  4. Poor hubby! How scary. I’m glad it was his cheek and not his eye, though. Also glad you made him go to the doctor. Wishing him a quick recovery.

  5. Oh My Goodness, Jo!! So glad that it worked out okay, and that this adventure is behind you… Tell Hubby to take it easy…wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

  6. Oh my goodness! I hope that heals quickly and easy. And no more problems with it. Hubby’s are tough but sometimes they get hurt.

  7. So thankful they were able to take care of him without too much damage. Hope he heals well. It’s nice to have nurses in the family, isn’t it? Take care of each other…

  8. So glad that it did not cause a lot of damage. When I first read your post I thought it was going to be an infection from a wood chip but actually the nail sounds much worse. Maybe he needs some kind of protection for his face next time he cuts wood.

  9. Thanks for the update. That is a large nail to have embedded in your face. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year.

  10. Great news thanks for the speedy update. I hope his face is feeling better now. What a story to tell in years to come ” Remember the Christmas I got nailed in the face, blah blah blah”
    I am (was no longer working) a nurse and have done wound packing your daughter can explain the reason for it if the doctor didn’t. Just going by the size of the nail I am guessing the wound is not very deep but it will heal faster if your husband is a non smoker, which I hope he is.
    It probably would be better if someone else did the wound packing for your husband as it maybe difficult for him to do properly due to the location and having to use a mirror.

    Wishing you all a quite relaxing Christmas season now that you have had that bit of excitement

  11. That looks SO TERRIBLE. I am glad it is getting taken care of. He is going to need LOTS of TLC while he heals up. Take good care of him. Oh my!

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