Air lifted to hospital....
Hey Everyone! This is Holly - Willy's (Tobin's) daughter. I am making this post for him as he is in the hospital and I wanted you all to know what's up.
I received a call on Saturday afternoon and jumped in the car with my family - destination Chicago: Christ hospital where my dad was air lifted to after a fall.
How did this happen?
Turns out the barn had experienced some wind damage - sheeting was torn loose in several places.
So Dad - age 70 - decides to fix this himself.
He leans a ladder up to the right side of our barn (yellow arrow).
Ladder begins to slip, Dad preps for fall, getting into a crouching position to help jump down.
Thing is - Dad is jumping onto concrete on this side of the barn - as he breaks his fall he breaks both ankles.
THANKFULLY he keeps his Cell in his pocket so he was able to call 911....for as you can see from the barn photo - our home is out in the middle of no where.
One ankle is compound and broken in 3 places - other the outside metatarsal is broken along with all ligaments torn....fortunately Dad has no other injuries.
He is okay and recovering quite quickly. He's already been through 2 surgeries and now has a total of 8 rods in the ankle that was broken in 3 places and casts on both legs.
He's already been moving around with assistance and is now looking at options for rehab and recovery. I will hop on over and post an update on his recovery soon.
Thanks for the well wishes!