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Friday, June 10, 2011

Momma Knows Best

   So after 14 years where none of our kids had to have a cast, today was a first for us... Who do you think it was? The 14 year old witty, bookworm? The 13 year old, not such a tomboy? Maybe the competitive athletic 11 year old.. Or could it be the easy going 9 year old? What about the busy 14 month old Little Man? Who do you think?                        Well... I guess I was right when I told my sister that I thought Little Man would be the one to keep us hopping. He is so BUSY!!!But I have to say this was really a freak accident...

Last week at my cousins wedding everybody was outside.. Of course Little Man wants to run around.. and  is always falling over, beings he's such a little guy and has been only walking a few months.. Well he fell down and at that exact moment, my cousin Taylor stepped back (he's not light either) right on Brandt's arm. I calmed him down and we went on our way.. Off and on over the next few days I would notice that he would cry when he bumped his arm a certain way.. I decided to watch as it wasn't swollen and he was using it just fine.... I thought something was odd, but didn't know if I was just being silly and would second guess my concerns.. Maybe when he reached under my pillow and cried, there was a piece of something that poked him, etc.. Then last night Tim picked him up and he acted like it really hurt.  I said forget it, I am bringing him in even if people think  I am being a paranoid mom . Tim agreed w/ me that something wasn't right, even tho he acted fine the majority of the time (happy, playing, using his arm etc). So this morning I called the doc, we went in, then to x-ray (which he did NOT like) and sure enough it was broken. Not a break like an older child or adult, but an indentation is what they said. So it was off to orthopedics and a cast!! He was so happy to leave as he was NOT happy being touched by all these strange people. I will say tho,  I was impressed w/ all that took care of him today and Little Man is fine w/ the big clunky green thing on his arm!.. So next time you are wondering about something w/ one of your kiddos.. Remember this:

Momma Knows Best!!!
So tired after a long day!

5 comments:

  1. Aww.. poor kid!

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  2. Wuv you, Pal! ~ Auntie M

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  3. Mommas do know best! When Liberty broke her arm I figured something wasn't right but Leon thought it was growing pains :p but I kept saying nope something aint right :)anyways it was broken:) Praying he heals up fine!

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  4. Awe, poor baby!!!! I can't even imagine how your cousin feels about it - I would feel awful if it was me! But, kids are resilient and he'll be good as new and tough as nails before you know it!!!

    We dealt with a buckle fracture in a wrist and a hairline fracture of a thumb within weeks of each other......last summer? Summer before? In fact, I think my son got the cast off of his arm about 3 days before my daughter busted up her thumb. Ay yi yi....

    Oh, just a hint, if you haven't figured this out yet - put a sock over it when he sleeps so that he doesn't scratch himself in the face with it. You know, the nose itches during the night, he reaches up to rub it....ouchie.

    Kids. They'll be the death of us.

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  5. Wow, that's crazy! How long will he have to have the cast on?

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