I broke my liver
I was at Loveland riding just out of bounds in powder at the beginning of December and hit a very (very) large chunk of ice under the pow. It caused my board to fly out in front of me and I landed on the chunk of ice on my back. I finished the day of boarding, but two weeks later, I was feeling all healed up. At that time I got sick with a fever and had back pain in the same spot I fell. Two visits to the Urgent Care later, I still had a fever. I was fed up with the fever after 10 days. I ended up going to the ER and told them to figure out what the hell was wrong with me.
After a blood test and CT scan, I was admitted into the hospital with a hematoma on my liver. They did a needle (12") biopsy and decided to put me on super strong antibiotics that required a PICC Line (if not familiar, look it up on YouTube). I kept the line in until the end of January after numerous CT Scans and home IV doses of the antibiotic (with home nurses once a week).
Final verdict: I had a fever for 19 days, PICC line for 30 days and $25K worth of hospital bills (thank god for insurance). I had fallen hard enough to cause a tear or break in my liver that bled and pocketed on the outside of my liver. This then got infected, causing me to get sick.
It was one of the best (and most expensive) days of boarding ever!
Last edited by Bubalouie; 03-11-2010 at 07:41 AM.