Well Crap.

Did you ever have one of those days that started out awesome and then all went to heck in a hand basket?  That was yesterday.  

We were at a family gathering, about to sit down to eat, when I hear a horrible noise from outside.  It sounded like a cat fight.  Then I heard a very high pitched “go get my MOM!” and I knew it was bad.

I found Gabe flat on his stomach, screaming that his arm hurt, and this is what I saw:

It was an, “oh yeah, that’s broken” moment.  He explained that he had been trying to jump from the picnic table to a chin-up bar and it was wet so his hands slipped off, and he landed on a root that was sticking up from the ground.  Yikes.

Mr Med School splinted it and off to the hospital we went.

He was in so much pain, but he was so brave.

After the X ray the orthopedic surgeon determined that he had broken both the ulna and the radius.  One was broken clean and displaced and the other had a spiral fracture.  Man kid, you really know how to break ’em!  He went to the OR for general anesthesia so they could do a closed reduction to put the bones back in place.  I’m so thankful they didn’t have to open up his arm.

Today was Gabe’s day, I tried so hard to make him feel better.  The girls were with their grandparents, so it was just Gabe and me all day.  We ate junk, snuggled on the couch and watched the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy.  PHEW that’s a LONG TRILOGY!  

Mr. Tough Guy didn’t stay awake for all of it.  

When his arm stops swelling he will get a real cast, blue of course (like Sonic the Hedgehog.)  He won’t admit it, but he’s psyched about girls signing his cast!  

9 thoughts on “Well Crap.

  1. Aww…poor guy! I remember when my daughter fractured her foot last year and had to wear a cast for 3 weeks. =/ Hope he feels better and heals quickly!

  2. wow! that really was bad! no wonder the pain meds didn’t help at first! tell him we’re thinking about him and hope he’s up and running around soon!!!

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