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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

oops, he did it again. seriously.

Thirteen days.


That's how long (little! it's only been a little!) it's been since my youngest son FINALLY got his arm cast removed. Over a two month stretch, he wore three versions of that stinky monstrosity for a total of two months as both bones in his forearm healed. THAT'S a long time. Especially when you're 8 years old and you're supposed to start playing flag football for the first time ever in three days.

Well, guess what!!


Eight weeks and 13 days since breaking his left forearm, my son came home tonight from a friend's house in tears (which I could hear before he ever got near the house thanks to his tendency to cry loudly which may or may not be a trait he picked up from me), clutching the same arm, and I was all, "Seriously?! Seriously?! I just today mailed the first of what will be approximately 3,394 payments to the clinic and the ER for the first broken arm!"

It's like deja vu. And other words that start with the letter 'D.'

Like 'damn,' and 'dang,' and 'damn' again.

It's also for 'dog,' which is what caused this new break. My son had his back to his friend's very large dog, very rambunctious dog while they all played in the backyard, and the dog went charging after a toy. In the process, he slammed into my son's back, knocking him to the ground. My son landed hard on his elbows and then rolled. The impact caused the lower bone in the same arm, just barely healed, to snap again.

Did I mention 'delightful'? Oh, yes, it's that, too. We pay (literally)(and a lot) another visit to our orthopedic surgeon tomorrow for yet another stinky cast.

Thirteen days.


By the way? He was supposed to start playing basketball in three days.



Blogger Pgoodness said...

Oh no! So sorry to hear that! Such a big fear for me, too - thankfully mine hasn't re-broken (knock on wood!)

Tuesday, November 02, 2010 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


At least the sling is black. Black goes with everything.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010 10:20:00 PM  
Blogger Homemaker Man said...

Oh the poor guy. I must say, in the pic he looks in remarkably good spirits.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Susan (Trout Towers) said...

He's really really really cute!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010 10:49:00 PM  
Blogger The Savage said...

No bueno...

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 3:58:00 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Sue the dog and the horse he rode in on.

I cannot fathom having an 8-yo in a cast again especially with flag football and basketball just inches beyond his reach. God love you all.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 5:38:00 AM  
Blogger Craig said...

Sometimes, you just wanna shake your fist at the Universe, and snarl, "Someday, Universe. . . someday. . ."

'Course, then the Universe just says back, "Someday what?" And then whatcha gonna do? . . .

But hey, at least the new cast will take a while before it gets stinky. . .

So sorry for yer boy. Does this mean he misses the whole hoop season, or might he still get to play some of it?

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 5:39:00 AM  
Blogger SciFi Dad said...

That sucks.

On the upside, with a perpetual cast, he may have a career in professional wrestling, ala Cowboy Bob Orton...

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 5:47:00 AM  
Blogger Bijoux said...

This is one way to avoid sports injuries.....I cannot imagine your pain and cost!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 6:19:00 AM  
Blogger WILLIAM said...

That just sucks.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 7:31:00 AM  
Blogger unmitigated me said...

Little Dude needs a Velcro splint to wear after this cast comes off!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 7:54:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Boys. Always getting themselves injured!!!!

I'm a new blogger stopping by... I was looking to follow you but don't see a button? Do you have one!!!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 9:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn. Double damn. Doggie doo doo! That stinks. Poor little guys. I like how he managed a smile for that pic. He seems like a brave guy.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 12:35:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin McKeever said...

You are teaching him how to do stuff with his feet, like brush and eat and wipe, right?

You know, just in case ...

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 1:59:00 PM  
Blogger Logical Libby said...

If it happens again you'll have to have him put down. Don't worry though, you can get another one at the shelter...

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 6:10:00 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

Oh, poor baby! I wonder if that's a record at the dr.'s office?

Poor you. Did they raise their eyebrows at all at the ER when you brought him in a SECOND time with a broken arm and write on the form, "Mother CLAIMS...."?

That's what they did to my sister every time she brought her daughter in to the ER. Her daughter got into everything and got OUT of everything when she was little and has the battle scars to prove it!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 9:02:00 PM  
Blogger AiringMyLaundry said...


I hope it heals quickly.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger Christina Lee said...

Holy Fing CRAP! That stings (in more ways than one)!

Thursday, November 04, 2010 7:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same arm no less! Not in the same spot, I hope.

He's got a ways to go to even tie Evel Kneivel's record. You ready?

Thursday, November 04, 2010 7:23:00 AM  
Blogger Sailor said...

Oh nooo! Poor fadkog! Errr, poor kid, too, of course!

Thursday, November 04, 2010 12:08:00 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Being that I am still in recovery mode for a broken humerus and a dislocated elbow 3 months ago, I feel your pain (and his!). I hope he's better soon.

Friday, November 05, 2010 12:22:00 AM  
Blogger Zip n Tizzy said...

Poor sweet guy!

Looking back he's going to think he was in that cast for a third of his childhood ;(

To healing fast and no more broken bones!

Friday, November 05, 2010 1:19:00 AM  
Anonymous angelasw said...


Friday, November 05, 2010 1:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

I laugh cause I love.

And you sound like you have my life.

And that is HYSTERICAL.

*rock rock rock* come join me, I have wine.

Friday, November 05, 2010 9:15:00 PM  
Blogger the weirdgirl said...

Poor guy! I hope he feels better. And stays away from dogs.

Saturday, November 06, 2010 2:51:00 PM  
Blogger lime said...

oh honey, i feel your pain...i do. my son missed baseball season due to knee surgery....then he missed football season due to hand surgery. but the same bone so soon....oh girl, here....let me just share this mile long roll of bubble wrap i invested in for my family....

Sunday, November 07, 2010 6:56:00 PM  

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