Thursday, April 21, 2011
R - Rupture
Yes, it's ruptured--the Achilles tendon in Jamie's right leg is badly torn. This morning he went to an ultra sound and the technician told him it's "hanging by a thread".... Somehow it's taken three weeks to find this out. He's been hobbling around finishing his classes and writing exams and now there's talk of surgery.
I'm wondering if the medical system here in BC may be ruptured too. Jamie saw an emergency room doctor on April 1st who sent him home with a bandaid over the wound and the suggestion that he might need crutches. Then he saw a doctor at a walk-in clinic a week later who told him to go home and elevate the leg. It wasn't until we got him home to Victoria to see our family doctor that we found out about the rupture.
The timing is unfortunate as Jamie was set to start an exciting summer job as a junior engineer at Viking Air on the 2nd of May. So our regular life and plans for the summer are ruptured now, as we wait for the doctor to look at the ultrasound and decide what the next step will be.