Saturday, July 2, 2011

Our Golden Age Has Ended.

I have been a mom for exactly 5 years, 6 months and 4 days.

In that time, I've never taken one of my children to the ER for an injury.  Illness, yes.  Injury no.

Today, that golden age ended.

Thursday, Kenny jumped off the fourth stair - trying to show me how big he has gotten.  It went wrong.  I remember thinking, "Ah geez, this kid is going to break something at this rate."  
All day Thursday, all day Friday he limped and kept telling me his foot hurt.  When your three year old is consistently limping and complaining about the exact same spot - you know something is up.  This morning, he seemed to be doing better - until he went for a "run" with his dad.  He was returned not even five minutes later limping even more.

So we went to the ER.

Portable X-rays are awesome!

Except when they determine you won't be spending much time at the pool this summer.

Waiting for the nurse to come and splint his leg. 
We saw the x-rays.  There's a pretty obvious break in his ankle - along with a lot of swelling in the area.  However, the ER doctor is apparently not a "specialist" and didn't want to cast him without the advice of one. Also, there wasn't a radiologist on call (what hospital ED doesn't have a radiologist?) so for now, until Tuesday, he's in a splint and wrapped up.
Tuesday we'll take him in for a second opinion and see where we go from there.  Most likely he ends up in a cast for the next 4-6 weeks.
Crossing our fingers for not...
Because I don't know how I'll manage that one.  I'm overwhelmed just thinking about it.  Also, I have a race next week.  It will be interesting to see how Hubband manages the three trolls at the race while I'm busy...

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Ashley, the Accidental Olympian said...

All is not lost!

I had one of these when I broke my leg and it was awesome. Showering, hot tub, swimming in the pool.

You look downright weird, but hey, at least you're not sitting on the side!

Lindsay said...

Carter's cast was waterproof. He swam with it. And he bathed with it. You don't have to wrap it or anything. Things have changed since we were kids. I would hope with all the technology we have they could come up with a waterproof cast. They have. So you should be fine. And if he's anything like Carter, it won't slow him down one bit. Unless he can't put weight on it. That could be a problem....
And do you guys not have instacare by you??? It's way cheaper than the ER. At least with my insurance. Just curious.
I'm impressed you made it 5 years with a boy and this is the first broken bone. We made it a whopping 17 months. And I know it won't be the last broken bone. Boys are c.r.a.z.y.

little boys are fun said...

How's the little guy doing?