I received an email from Andy Sunday afternoon as he was leaving the land:
I will be late tonight-banged my head on a tree. Want to see if they can stop the bleeding. I imagine that plavix and vitamin E aren’t helping..
I didn’t worry, but mentally thought of my contingency plan if I needed to get him some help. About twenty minutes or so after he would usually been home I checked the Garmin map and saw that he was at the hospital, presumably in the ER and in good hands.
He arrived here about 6 PM with four staples in his scalp — it had been cloudy and he had taken off his pith helmet when the sun came out. Unfortunately there was a fallen tree on the road and while was watching his feet he banged his head on one of the sharp branches. When he got back to the house he tried to stop the bleeding with paper towels, but whenever he took them off the bleeding started again, so he decided to get some help on the way home.
He was fine yesterday, none the worse for the incident.