As luck would have it


Last Saturday did not go according to plan. It was supposed to go like this:

  • Saturday morning: walk with DD to the park then playdate with playgroup friends
  • Saturday afternoon: run errands, respond to #SixWordFriday posts
  • Saturday night: dinner out with moms from aforementioned playgroup

Instead, Saturday involved a random call from our neighbour as DD and I head to the park. The neighbour informing me DH has had a terrible disagreement with the trailer while trying to hitch it to the car. He is on his way to the hospital because his hand is badly injured. Okay. What?!?

Turns out, DH severed the tendons in his left middle finger. That’s as detailed as I’ll get. He had surgery, is in a cast, and has about 4-6 months of recovery ahead of him.

The good news

DH still has all of his digits, and after his surgery Sunday night, they seem to all be in working order. Hooray!

Our neighbours are awesome. During this emergency, one neighbour family called me while another neighbour family took DH to the hospital.

These same neighbours watched over DD while Β I rushed to the hospital and my Dad made his way over to look after her.

On Sunday, one of the neighbour families looked after DD while I took DH to his surgery and waited to take him home. The other neighbour family offered to help DH take care of DD while I’m on a business trip next week. (So nice, right?)

Both sets of neighbours have offered to help in any way we need as DH recovers. So have our friends and family. We are really lucky to have such great people in our life.

Not only that, my Twitter peeps offered words of encouragement and distracted me with funny anecdotes while I waited in Emergency for DH to get stitched up. πŸ™‚


What’s awesome is that with my parents in town they can help DH out because, yes, I have another business trip at the end of the month. (We already tested DH changing DD’s diaper one-handed…ya…not too effective).

So as luck would have it, we have some pretty great neighbours who provided support when we needed it. That support has been further extended by friends and family (near and far) who also jumped in to help.

All we can say is wow. And thank you.

The trailer hitch won
The trailer hitch won

12 Responses to “As luck would have it”

  1. Lara Wellman

    Poor DH!!! That sucks! πŸ™ I’m glad people helped out so much. It’s always nice to have people pull through for you πŸ™‚

    • melgallant

      It was such a relief to have support offered without having to ask. It meant a lot. πŸ™‚

  2. emmalina73

    Sending wishes for a speedy recovery, I’m so glad you have the support you need it really makes all the difference.

  3. neeroc

    Wow, scary, I’m glad he’s doing okay, long road and all. And yes those are some fantastic neighbours.

  4. Adrienne

    Wow ~ so great to hear about such caring folks. Best of luck juggling it all!

  5. Darlene

    If you need ANYTHING Mel, let us know. We will probably be having our new addition arrive next Thursday, so after that will be difficult, but before then, give a shout if you need anything!

    • melgallant

      Thanks Dar,

      Sorry I missed the chance to see you and the ladies last weekend. Rest up – can’t wait to meet your new little one! πŸ™‚

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  7. Veronica

    I missed this on Twitter. Glad everything is OK. Hope he gets out of his cast soon.


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