Minnesota Twins News & Rumors Forum
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Christensen: Pavano's shoveling accident nearly fatal

  1. #1
    Owner MVP Seth Stohs's Avatar
    Posts
    6,436
    Twitter
    @sethtweets
    Like
    64
    Liked 347 Times in 183 Posts
    Blog Entries
    515

    Christensen: Pavano's shoveling accident nearly fatal

    Pavano's shoveling accident was nearly fatal | StarTribune.com

    People can joke all they want about the fragility of former Twins SP Carl Pavano. Plenty of jokes were made recently about his shoveling accident, but when you read just how serious it was, hopefully people take a step back.

    Pavano, 37, said he jammed his midsection on a shovel handle and didn't realize he had lacerated his spleen until four days later. By the time he finally had surgery to remove the spleen, on Jan. 19, doctors first had to remove 6 1/2 liters of blood from his chest cavity.

    He said he lost 35 pounds in three weeks. At least he can laugh about it now. At 230 pounds, he's as trim as he was as a rookie, he said, but too weak to lift his kids, ages 3 and 4.

  2. #2
    Senior Member All-Star
    Posts
    1,641
    Like
    9
    Liked 53 Times in 34 Posts
    You have got to know what your doctor is god at doing and what they are not.

  3. #3

  4. #4
    Senior Member All-Star Shane Wahl's Avatar
    Posts
    3,964
    Like
    4
    Liked 113 Times in 81 Posts
    Blog Entries
    65
    Wow, that is scary.

  5. #5
    Twins Moderator MVP ashburyjohn's Avatar
    Posts
    8,573
    Like
    2,585
    Liked 3,199 Times in 1,699 Posts
    Blog Entries
    28
    I'm sure all Twins fans' thoughts and prayers are with him. Anybody's, really, of course.

  6. #6
    Twins News Team All-Star TheLeviathan's Avatar
    Posts
    4,687
    Like
    156
    Liked 613 Times in 342 Posts
    Damn...6 and a half liters? That is one hell of an accident.

  7. #7
    Banned Rookie
    Posts
    7
    Like
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Yikes, I still hope the Twins bring him in on a minor league contract, if he is healthy he is a helluva a clubhouse guy and can give you a low 4's ERA with close to 200 IP. (Which very well could make him an ace on this staff)

  8. #8
    Owner All-Star John Bonnes's Avatar
    Posts
    2,429
    Twitter
    @twinsgeek
    Like
    1
    Liked 157 Times in 93 Posts
    Blog Entries
    240
    Good lord. The human body only has about 5 liters of blood in it. That can't be right.

  9. #9
    Speediest Moderator All-Star snepp's Avatar
    Posts
    4,039
    Like
    1,763
    Liked 1,238 Times in 492 Posts
    Yes, but as he bleeds internally new blood is being created to replace it.
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

  10. #10
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer FrodaddyG's Avatar
    Posts
    536
    Like
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Carl Pavano is not a Twins pitcher. Shouldn't this be in the general baseball forum? I believe someone got scolded for posting their own thread about Perez when there was an article. I'd assume non-Twins related threads shouldn't clutter the already-busy Twins forum?

  11. #11
    Senior Member All-Star Thrylos's Avatar
    Posts
    4,135
    Twitter
    @thrylos98
    Like
    34
    Liked 432 Times in 262 Posts
    Blog Entries
    200
    Damn. That is scary. Hope for a quick recovery.
    -----
    Blogging Twins since 2007 at The Tenth Inning Stretch
    http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/
    twitter: @thrylos98

  12. #12
    Speediest Moderator All-Star snepp's Avatar
    Posts
    4,039
    Like
    1,763
    Liked 1,238 Times in 492 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by FrodaddyG View Post
    Carl Pavano is not a Twins pitcher. Shouldn't this be in the general baseball forum? I believe someone got scolded for posting their own thread about Perez when there was an article. I'd assume non-Twins related threads shouldn't clutter the already-busy Twins forum?
    Please refrain from making off-topic posts.




















    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

  13. #13
    Senior Member All-Star Thrylos's Avatar
    Posts
    4,135
    Twitter
    @thrylos98
    Like
    34
    Liked 432 Times in 262 Posts
    Blog Entries
    200
    Quote Originally Posted by John Bonnes View Post
    Good lord. The human body only has about 5 liters of blood in it. That can't be right.
    For someone the size of Pavano is probably like 6-7L, but blood is not the main body fluid (believe it or not.)
    An adult male has about .5 their weight in kilos as body fluid. So for someone the size of Pavano (100 kilos -220 lbs - he weighs more but whatever) has about 50 liters of fluid in their bodies. About 2/3 of it is intracellular (the fluid inside our cells) and 1/3 extracellular. So extracellular (including blood, sweat and tears) is a good 15 litters. When blood leaks internally, the kidneys decrease urine fluid production and increase blood fluid production to keep the blood pressure constant. So the first thing you will see in cases like this is concentrated urine, like in dehydration situations. And in slow leaks like this more water increases urine production, so hard to tell... That's why internal bleeding is such a killer. Very hard to detect and there are not many symptoms if it is slow, until your BP pummels and that is bad.
    -----
    Blogging Twins since 2007 at The Tenth Inning Stretch
    http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/
    twitter: @thrylos98

  14. #14
    Senior Member All-Star Willihammer's Avatar
    Posts
    2,755
    Like
    640
    Liked 380 Times in 212 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Why didn't Pavano get a job this winter? My understanding was that with bone bruises, you just have to rest till they go away. They're not really a source of long-term damage like a torn ligament might be. Am I wrong?

  15. #15
    Twins Moderator All-Star twinsnorth49's Avatar
    Posts
    3,510
    Like
    845
    Liked 1,180 Times in 627 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    For someone the size of Pavano is probably like 6-7L, but blood is not the main body fluid (believe it or not.)
    An adult male has about .5 their weight in kilos as body fluid. So for someone the size of Pavano (100 kilos -220 lbs - he weighs more but whatever) has about 50 liters of fluid in their bodies. About 2/3 of it is intracellular (the fluid inside our cells) and 1/3 extracellular. So extracellular (including blood, sweat and tears) is a good 15 litters. When blood leaks internally, the kidneys decrease urine fluid production and increase blood fluid production to keep the blood pressure constant. So the first thing you will see in cases like this is concentrated urine, like in dehydration situations. And in slow leaks like this more water increases urine production, so hard to tell... That's why internal bleeding is such a killer. Very hard to detect and there are not many symptoms if it is slow, until your BP pummels and that is bad.
    When did MedHelp hijack Twins Daily?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
©2014 TwinsCentric, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Interested in advertising with Twins Daily? Click here.