Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Zach's Broken Arm!
Zach at the Dr. office. Look at those skinny, muscly arms!
Headed to school!
On Wednesday night the kids were out playing on the trampoline after dinner. Zach came in and laid down on the couch and buried his head in the pillow. I asked him what was wrong and he said he fell off the trampoline and hurt his arm. He wasn't crying. So I walked over to check things out. He pointed to the inside of his left elbow. He was very pale. I asked Casey to come check it out. Zach couldn't straighten his arm and started crying a little. It already looked swollen. We called the pediatrician's office and they said we could bring him in or wait until the morning. We decided to wait until the morning.
Zach woke up earlier than normal and his elbow was really swollen. So we called the doctor and went in. She examined it and said she thought it might be broken because he had a "tender spot." She said that is usually a sure sign that it is broken. I really didn't think it was broken. So we went over to AF hospital and got the X-Ray. The doctor called me right there at the hospital and said it was broken! AUGH! She also said it was a tricky break and wanted us to see a specialist.
So we went in Tuesday and now Zach has a nice, big RED cast. The doctor asked him why he chose red and he said, "I love the Utes." That's my boy!!!!! Pictures of the red cast will come soon! I think the novelty of it all is wearing off and reality is sinking in. He is being a trooper though! He still rides his scooter, is playing the piano one handed and runs wild as usual!!!