Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Gimme a Break (and no I am not referring to a Kit Kat bar)

Yesterday, at school Bug was pushed while playing - nothing mean or vindictive, just pushed. He hurt his arm. I wondered back and forth about taking him in and eventually decided it best to double check.

The doctor figured it was fractured or had a fracture called "green stick". We didn't make it to radiology in time for them to check it last night so off we went this morning.

And now, for the rest of the story...

I just got back from our appointments with Radiology, the doctor and the Cast Technician, Boris.

(yesterday after picking Bug up from my friend's house after work - pre doctor)

Bug has definitely broken his arm - his radius to be precise. Apparently the bone is at a 5 to 10 degree elevation from where it should be and we need to go to the Cast Clinic on Thursday to see the Orthopedic Surgeon to see if "manipulation" of the bone is required.

(Waiting at the walk-in clinic yesterday with his pink panther)

He will be casted then. For now, he has a brace on the arm and a sling to keep it stable.

(Trying to figure out the best way to support his arm during the night. This attempt was a fail.)

(Apparently, this way was the most comfortable for the little man.)

(The temporary "fix" until we see the surgeon to rule out the need for surgery on Thursday morning.)


Dixie said...

Well, he doesn't look too traumatized by it all, so that is good. That boy is sure growing up, isn't he?

Love Mom said...

He sure is, Dix. He isn't doing too bad with it all other than when the doctors are poking, prodding and pulling at him; then he gets a bit overwhelmed with the pain...

Bethany said...

Aw, he's a cutie-- it must be painful for him! Hoping he heals quickly.

marla said...

We have a Bug too - he is 21 now! I smiled at the pic of your Bug with his stuffed bulldog. We have a real bulldog (Oliver) and we often refer to them as "Bug and Bulldog" :) Love it!