04 August 2009

Oops, He Did it Again...


I am not kidding. Does this look like a kid who just learned he has to wear a cast for the last 6 weeks of the summer? I don't think he could possibly be happier about it. Me? Not so much.

We had an amazing Saturday. We got up early. Hooked up the boat and were on the ocean by 8:00. It was a glorious morning.

We were home by 1:00, had lunch and then went for a swim in the neighbor's pool (we're taking care of it this week while they're on vacation) and then in ours. (We like our little one better)

By 4:00 we were ready to go to friend's for a barbecue. We weren't there 5 minutes when I lost sight of the boys. I scanned the yard and spotted Finn sitting with his brother on the ground laughing. Oh, that's a nice I thought.

Wait! What? That's not a happy face! Oh sh*t!!!!!

When I reached him, it was clear from the tears streaming down his cheeks that he had fallen from the monkey bars. We got ice on his hand quickly, but when he refused a Freeze Pop from our host, I knew we were headed to the ER.

So yes. The boy has fractured his wrist for the second time in less than a year. His doctor isn't concerned about a vitamin deficiency or anything worse. "He's an active young boy. Sh*t happens." (I love my pediatrician)

So what you can't tell from the picture is the orthopedics people (bless their hearts!) created a removable cast for him. They stressed that he can only take it off to swim and bathe, and he must be VERY careful. Thankfully, I saved his cast from last year so we'll put that on him when he wants to swim. I think his doctor will be pleased. Finn certainly is.

I'm just sad that he'll have to start Kindergarten with a cast on his arm. Way to get noticed kid.

11 comments:

Familia said...

Boys!

natasha the exile on Mom Street said...

I'm sooo not ready for this.

Why do they have to go and get all mobile and death-defying on us?

carsick said...

He is so darn cute. I'm glad he'll be able to swim. (And bathe all over.

A Buns Life said...

Oh No!! These boys will be the death of us.....

ChristineM said...

Well, I'm glad HE'S happy! And can swim and bathe... sometimes those casts are almost like a badge of honor for kids! He's such a cutie!

Such Lovely Freckles said...

Shit happens... LOL

Trisha said...

Ouch! I am glad HE is so happy! The removable cast sounds like a good thing too!

Audrey at Barking Mad! said...

Awwww h3ll, he'll be the popular kid in school, regaling all his new chums about his injury!

At least casts look cool nowadays. Back in my day they were boring white that eventually turned a gross yellow color as they got older. Yuck!

FishermansDaughter said...

Can't stop laughing at that picture - glad it doesn't seem to be causing him too much pain - sorry you're feeling it enough for the both of you.

foodcreate said...

He is so Cute !

Boy's let them be boy's !!!


Have fun Kindergarten !!!


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Kim said...

Bless his heart! I am happy he is happy, though! It would be so much worse if he weren't!