Tuesday, August 28, 2012

1st Broken Bone

  I say first, and I hope it is the last, but Konrad warns me that this is how it goes with a house full of boys. The crazy thing is, he wasn't doing anything crazy! He was just running in a gym and fell on it wrong. They way he describes it, he twisted on it as he fell so maybe that is what caused the break.  He is such a tough little boy, so when he cried out loud the whole trip home from the gym, I had a feeling it was serious.
He was very brave at the hospital. He was put into a hard splint attached to his arm with wraps and ace bandages. He will keep this one for several days until all swelling is gone and then they will put a cast on for 4-6 weeks.  After a long night at the hospital we finally made it to bed around 2am. He woke up once from pain but was able to go back to sleep after a dose of IBU.  He has felt fine today and was trying to play catch with a nerf football. Kolin is being a very good big brother, gentle and uncharacteristically sympathetic. He seems to realize the serious of this injury compared to their normal daily injuries. He did not like his little brother crying from pain. He even carried Kaden's stuffed animal around the hospital for him.
The good news is that the break is above the growth plates so hopefully no surgery or pins will be required. We will go see an orthopedic specialist next week and will know more then.