Friday, April 19, 2013

Broken Bones!

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!

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