Son-in-law Mike broke his ankle in three places Sunday night when he took his old dog Mickey out for his mid-night (1:30 A.M.) constitutional. Mickey, a Boston Bull Terrior, is blind, so he must be escorted outside. Mike slipped on the fresh ice and slid down the steps onto the sidewalk. The rescue squad arrived soon after, bundled the patient up, and took off for the hospital, which is about 15 miles from home.
The hospital Emergency Room was swamped with patients, about 70 waiting at one time. Entry into the treatment room is of course expedited when brought into the bay by ambulance, but in this instance the treatment rooms were occupied, and adjascent hallways were filled with waiting patients.
All previously scheduled elective surgical procedures had been cancelled, or postponed, because of the influx of patients with COVID-19 symptoms. So Mike’s surgery was scheduled for today, and as of this writing has been successfully completed and he will be home in a few hours.