Archive for Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Mayor ‘back to old self’ but with broken leg

October 17, 2007

It's been three weeks since he was released from the hospital, and now Tonganoxie Mayor Mike Vestal said he's back to his old self.

"I feel great. I'm still on some antibiotics, but other than that my health is great," Vestal said after Oct. 8, city council meeting. "I'm back on the saddle as they say."

Vestal was released from the hospital Sept. 28 after being treated for a urinary tract infection.

He has been at home recovering from his infection while returning to his duties at work and as mayor, but recovery time just got longer this weekend.

Saturday night, Vestal called EMS and was taken back to Providence Medical Center after breaking his leg.

Vestal said he was coming into his dark bedroom too fast in his wheelchair when his foot hit the bedpost.

He said he knew as soon as he heard the noise his leg had broken.

Vestal spent Saturday night and Sunday at the hospital while being treated for his broken leg. No surgery was required.

"I'll be at the council meeting Monday," Vestal said. "My leg might be in a splint, but I will be there."

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