Saturday, March 15, 2014

Climbing trees

One of my children scored the first broken bone in our family today.  Fell out of a tree.  Right arm.  Waiting to hear the rest when my husband gets home from emergency.  You just never know what a Saturday might bring.

8 comments:

Gary Ware said...

Welcome to the club.
I guess.

Tasmanian said...

Oops.

Deb said...

And it turns out it's BOTH bones of the lower arm. So we are excelling. Maybe he's gifted...

Meredith said...

That's quite impressive! Good to have done it at the end of summer, when the swimming is all but done. But maybe not what you needed just quite now. Poor little chap.

Karen said...

Do you have a photo of his cast? Did he get to choose the colour?
We've been fortunate here to only have one broken bone so far...but a smashed up eye socket requiring maxillo facial surgery was a pretty good effort ;)
Hope he's going okay today.

Deb said...

He came home with a half cast and is booked in to the fracture clinic in a week for a consult with an ortho. specialist and a full cast. I haven't been to the fracture clinic before but lots of my students have so I'm going to get the low-down on it from them at school this week. I think he'll get a choice of colours. He's already been thinking about that - he's sure he doesn't want the pink! He slept okay last night but it gets sore whenever the panadol or nurofen wears off.

@ Karen - an eye socket???!!! OUCH. That sounds nasty indeed.

Karen said...

Indeed it was...with some side effects on his vision caused by some tightening of eye muscle tendons when they repaired the fracture. Would have greatly preferred a broken arm, although they can be complicated sometimes too.
I have always thought that the purple casts look rather nice :)

Deb said...

@ Karen - oh, that is not good at all. I have a feeling he'll go for blue or green. I've just ordered him a colourful sling from etsy to cheer him up.