Post # 1
I trust that everyone is enjoying their weekend, thus far. 🙂
I wanted to take a few minutes, to ask for everyone to say a quick prayer for my FH. He was injured at his Place of Business, Thursday evening. The incident involved being sliced and diced on his forehead, head, eye-lid, cheek, upper chest and thumb, by a crazy bitch. I will say, it could have been much worse than what it has ended up. They cut a couple of tendons in his thumb, but has not affected mobilitiy at this time. (Thank God). His chest should heal up fairly easily. The main cut on his head, goes from hair line, down between his eyebrows — into his left eyebrow and down over his left eye. It’s the worst cut, and they’re unsure if the skin will grow back due to too many dead cells, said the Plastic Surgeon we saw in the ER Thursday night.
I’m not concerned about his looks, in fact, I told him if he were single that this would be a great story to pick up chicks. Haha. However, we went out to eat lastnight (and he’s swollen, and bruised, and has over 150 stitches and staples) and everyone stared at him… and some little girls started crying and ran away — and it really upset him. And I hate seeing that.
We did have to re-schedule our engagement pictures that were scheduled for yesterday, but the wedding will obviously still go on as planned! We head back to the Plastic Surgeon Thursday for removal of stitches and staples and seeing what our next step is. We meet with the Police again today to do a line-up, so this is definitely going to be a journey… which means added stress where no more stress was needed.
Any thoughts and prayers would be greatly appreciated. Just to give him strength to make it through a trial and evreything else that is coming our way.
Thank You Bees,
Post # 3
Oh sweetie!!! Big big big (((((((((hugs)))))))))))) to you and FH!!! That’s awful!!! I’m so glad he’s okay though (or as okay as he can be in this scenario). When his wounds have scabbed over, get a bottle of pure vitamin E oil and rub it on at least twice a day. I had a cooking accident and had a big burn on my forehead. The vitamin E really helped to reduce the scarring and it’s 99% gone now, it’s amazing stuff! Lots of happy thoughts and love to you guys in the coming months, it sounds like you have a long road still. ((hugs))
Post # 4
Oh my god! That is insane! I know you may not be able to tell us, for legal or personal reasons, but what happened?!?!
I’m sorry you are both going through this, but it’ll work out. The wounds don’t sound threatening, just unsightly for the time being. You are being so strong for him, and that’s really admirable.
I’ll be thinking about you, and hoping he heals quickly.
Post # 5
oh my goodness! that is horrible, I am so sorry for your FI 🙁 I will definitely be praying for the both of you!
Post # 6
@bakerella: Vitamin E oil, I’ll go get some TODAY! Although we have about 30 days before we can start rubbing anything on it, other than bacatracin?? The Steri-strips are still over all of them. Thank you for your thoughts — and I’m glad your burn healed up:)
@Miss Fish: You’re very right, they are not life threatening, so I am SO SO SO thankful. She was about half a centimeter from slicing his eye and causing temporary blindness, or worse. Another half an inch deep and it would have started penetrating the outer shell of his skull on his forehead, I believe they said? It’s just been insane. I wasn’t expecting it all.
He works at one of your local nationally-known, chain pharmacies. They had been made aware and saw 2 ladies concealing merchandise (body wash and make-up remover pads), went to the door and as they were leaving asked to look in their bag (followed policy). She started running her mouth and he stepped back to allow her to move (again, following policy) and she pulled a boxcutter from her BRA, yes, I said BRA – and jumped up and sliced him one good time, from top of head to tip of thumb — all on the same time.
I watched the survelliance video for the first time yesterday and it made me sick. He jokes that he told the Cops the day the incident happened, to make sure I wasn’t allowed anywhere near those girls when I came in, or he would be arresting me for murder. The cop thought it was funny, but he was serious.
That was the 3rd chain-retail-pharmacy store they had stolen from that day. They had it planned that if something happen, they would cut someone. Why else would you walk around with a single blade in a boxcutter IN YOUR BRA. They were only charged with 2 counts of AG Battery a piece. I feel it should have been assault with a deadly weapon, or maybe even something premeditated — attempted murder at a stretch? The State Attorney’s Office has decided to move forward with prosecuting them, so we’re getting in the process to prep for trial and such (at some point). But I just don’t want them getting off with time served or probation… I mean this had the chance to be something much worse, to be something deadly — and the next time they do this, someone might not be so lucky to have a co-worker body slam the woman to get her off of you.
Anywho, sorry for ranting. thanks for listening ladies. Any advice on a personal attorney and maybe a personal/civil suit against them, or anything else would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 7
Oh my goodness! I’m sorry that that happened to your FI, but glad to hear that it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. Sending prayers and good wishes that things heal speedily and well, with no complications.
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@Summy00: Hugs to you and FI. I simply cannot believe what people do to one another. Can you take her to civil court as well? It is horrible that they are not charging her with harsher chargers- what the heck did they think she had the boxcutter for? My thoughts and prayers will be with you both.
Post # 9
@MissTatas: We’re currently looking into his civil rights to see if we have any type of personal and civil recourse, aside from the State Attorney’s office prosecuting.
This would be a GREAT TIME for those Law Student Bee’s to help me out(; haha.
I think we’re going to go look at Wedding Cakes today, so that should cheer him up a little bit!
Thank you all for your kind words!
Post # 10
OMG-You and your FI are definitely are being sent prayers and good thoughts. WOW! I hope those women get prosecuted!! I agree with you.
Post # 11
@Summy00: WOW. That’s insane, I don’t understand why someone would do that over body wash. That is just… insane to me. I can’t even wrap my mind around it.
I’m really glad he isn’t seriously injured, that could have been a lot worse… I can’t even imagine what watching the video must have been like 🙁
*HUGGGGSSSS* I’m sorry you’re going through all this. And I totally agree that the charges should be higher!! If you’re trying to slice someone’s eye out over some body wash, you really need SERIOUS time-out from society.
Good luck with your taste testing! I hope it cheers you both up!
Post # 12
Holy Crap! I’m so glad that your FH is doing alright. That’s crazy.
Sending positive thoughts your way. 🙂
Post # 13
Oh my gosh! That is horrible! I am so sorry but am happy that he is ok!
I hope the injuries heal well!
Post # 14
This makes me so angry and sad! I’m glad to hear your FH is all right. I hope those women get their just punishment. And yes, vitamin E oil is great–I used it after having a mole removed. Hopefully it doesn’t make him break out though…that’s what it does to me when I use it on my face :/ Prayers for both of you!
P.S. This reminds me, my older brother was at a party several years ago and some drunk person set off a bottle rocket, which hit my brother in the eye and caused long-term partial blindness…stupid people >:(
Post # 15
Holy hannah!!! I just read your update! I can’t believe that was over stolen bodywash and make up remover!!! From you initial post, I just assumed maybe he worked in the mental health industry or something. But in a chain store?! Are you kidding?! What’s the most time that the charges can carry for that woman? Jeez, I hope spending a few years in jail are worth it for the $1.99 body wash she stole…
Post # 16
The 2 women have both been charged with 2 counts of Felony Aggravated Battery — The “cutter” has no bond and the sister has $250,000.00 bond. We met with the Police Officer yesterday to go over some things. We should be hearing from the State Attorney’s Office within the coming week to let us know what’s going on. If it goes to a jury trial FH is going to have to testify, and we’ll obviously want to be there for the case.
I’m not exactly sure how much time they could get, or if early parole/probation will be available… I imagine the Prosecutor’s Office will let us know that when we speak with them.
I’m hoping they’ll get a long time. They stole $125.00 worth of body wash/make-up remover, and this was the 3rd or 4th store they had hit that day. If they’re coming somewhere with a strait blade/box cutter tucked in their bra … they had it planned that if they got caught, this is what they would do.
I really hope they don’t just get off… They deserve to spend time away for this. Not only for what they did to him and his co-worker, but also to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen to another employee somewhere else.
Sheesh! Thank you all for your continued thoughts and support. I’m currently in the process of searching for a civil attorney to represent his rights and see what type of civil recourse we have available.
He’s sleeping now – We went and had blood drawn and all of the tests today to check for Hepatitis, HIV and anything else that he might of contracted from the strait blade if they were to have cut someone else… So, we should hear back from those next week. The doctor’s said it was slim to none he could have contracted anything from the blade, unless it was immediately fresh — and not dried up and crusty. So we’re very hopeful they will all come back negative.
Back to the Harry Potter Marathon on ABC Family:) I’ll continue to keep you all updated, and thank you so much again — it really means a lot!