Last Friday, I got a call from Evan's school. His teacher told me that he had fallen from the monkey bars and his arm was hurting. He even said that he needed to get a picture taken (an x-ray) because it hurt like when he broke his collarbone. (He broke that in December from falling off his bed in his sleep!) But, I talked to him and overall he seemed okay.
I picked him up at the regular time. He seemed totally fine. I didn't know what to do. I got in touch with a family friend who has been a pediatrician for about 40 years (Bob Shamsey), and he said that anytime a kid falls that that you should take him for an x-ray.
On Saturday, Evan said that his arm hurt a little, but he didn't act like it and even went swimming! But I felt like I should take him for an x-ray, especially since it had been recommended. So that afternoon, we went to the emergency room.
After an x-ray, the doctor came back and he had a buckle fracture in his wrist!
On Monday, we went to get a cast. Altogether, he will have the cast on for six weeks!
He's not in any pain, and thinks it's kind of cool to have a cast.
|Showing off his cast!|
|The first day - and see how white it is? It's already grey:)|
One of the things that I was the most nervous about in becoming a mom was dealing with sickness and having an active boy. It was further complicated by the idea of what to do in Czech Republic when I don't know what to do or ask even in English. God has given me as a mom such comfort! He's allowed us to successfully live through two broken bones -- along with visits to the hospital and visits to the doctor. While I'm still a little apprehensive, I am much more at peace with knowing that God will always take care of us!