Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Clavicle Smash

So Tucker & Jackson were playing on the furniture again... they do it everyday, despite the death threats from their parents. Last night, they were sword fighting (with lollipops, no less) and Jackson climbs on the armrest of the recliner. Kaboom! One wrong move, and he falls right onto the HARDwood (keyword: HARD) floors. He protected his lollipop from getting smashed, but his shoulder took the hit for him. He's holding his left shoulder & crying, so we decided to go ahead & get him ready for the ER, because this kid is tough. He rarely ever cries if he gets hurt. So we went & picked up Nanny & off we went. Several hours & a couple X-rays later, we find out he's broken his clavicle (collar bone). Great. (P.S. Is it wrong that I was sad I didn't bring my camera to take pics in the ER? HA!)





Off to the orthopaedic doc this morning, who informs me, "Don't let him run or jump or climb". Say what? "He doesn't need to re-injure the bone, or it may not heal properly." Yessir, I'm most aware, but how do you recommend I do that? "Just keep him calm." I couldn't hold back. I *CRACKED* up. Keep him calm? A 2 year old? Seriously???

Well.... they say a picture is worth a thousand words....

5 comments:

Julie C Butler said...

OMGosh Stephanie... what a nightmare .. you must have been scared!!
He looks pretty happy in these photos though .. and I'm with you on the Heh! Keep a 2 year old from running and climbing .. Hope he gets better soon ...

Renee said...

Oh no! I would of freaked out. I'm constantly amazed that I've gotten this far without a broken bone... Hope he heals quickly...

Lyndsay said...

How scary! I hope he heals quickly.

I'm so glad you laughed out loud at that Dr., what a dummy!

Tracey Kendall said...

omgosh....poor little man. My heart would be racing for sure. I hope that he has a speedy recovery and that life for the next few weeks isn't to hard on him or mommy!. Good luck and warm wishes being sent your way!

Terri said...

Cute pics...Evidently that Dr. didn't know JACKSON, huh? Good thing he is a tough little guy.