Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Luke's break

After school, the boys on the street have been playing outside in the great weather.  It was a day to play dodgeball.  They were setting up a dodgeball court in our driveway.  While they were waiting for a car to be moved (so the car was not collateral damage in the game), they decided to be silly and play duck-duck-goose.  It was Luke's turn, he tagged someone, ran around the circle and dove right into a spot.  I was standing in the driveway watching them.  Luke immediately popped up and said, "It is broke!"  He has never broken anything before and he has certainly never declared that he broke something (at least not on his body).  His left hand was limp and started to swell.  He immediately went inside, not crying much, but wanted to go to bed.  He was not acting right and could not/would not move his hand.

We decided to take him to the ER.  He was brave and recounted the story of what happened to anyone who asked.  Some x-rays and it was easy to see he broke his arm, just above his wrist, in two places.

Right now his has a temporary splint and sling until he sees the orthopedist for a more permanent caste.

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