A Miracle Operation

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1994
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
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Title A Miracle Operation
Description you tried Dr. Brooks, the new Doctor in Ephraim?' Dr. Brooks was called, told what had happened and to every one's surprise, without hesitation, he said that he could come and bring his nurse with him. Than he asked. 'Is there a place we can perform an operation?' "It was decided that the dining room in the hotel would be the best place." The nurse then told her story: "1 was that nurse. It look the doctor and I forty-five minutes to gather our instruments and travel the seven miles to Manti. When we arrived. Tom had been moved to the Hotel, clean sheets had been put on one of the long tables, and Tom had been laid on "The curious onlookers were asked to leave the room but as many as could crowded around the big windows to watch. I administered either to Tom and prepared him for the operation. "We made everything as sterile as we could under the circumstances. The bullet had grazed the fingers of Tom's left hand, then entered his abdomen, pierced one intestine and lodged in another one. The doctor removed the bullet, and inspected everything to be sure he had taken care of all of the holes. After the incision was closed, the doctor, disinfected the wounds of Tom's fingers and bandaged them. Who took care of your brother while he recuperated? I couldn't; 1 had other obligations." the nurse concluded. it was my turn. "My Grandmother had prepared the big downstairs northwest of roe hotel. Tom was carried to one of the two beds. Aunt Hattie moved to the hotel to care for him. When he was well enough to take home, she put a bed in her living room and took care of him until he was completely well. "After everything had been taken care of. Dad went home to tell mother. He knelt by the side of her bed and told her as gently as possible what had happened. She was not as upset as he had expected, but said, 'He'll be all right, because my sister Martha (who had died a few months before) just told me that he would get better.' "He did fully recover. He graduated from BYU, married and had two sons. He helped build many homes, repaired rock on the Manti Temple, and did the rock work on the auxiliary building on the Temple Hill. Many fireplaces were constructed by him. Tom contracted all kinds of cement works throughout the state. He assisted Dad in building a house for Aunt Hattie and Emma. When they died, he bought it and he and his family lived in this house until he died suddenly in 1983 of a heart attack. The rough-laid rock walls of an LDS Chapel in Cowley, Wyoming, were 84
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Identifier 096_A Miracle Operation.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326050
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