Sunday, September 25, 2011

The first break

Last Sunday came and was almost gone before I realized that someone was injured. After dinner the boys were playing near the time-out chair which is located by a table that I have in a niche out side the kitchen. I remember telling the boys to stop climbing on the table and off they went to do something else. I continued to clean up from dinner and I heard Travis cry (his "I'm hurt cry") and I ran to him...I don't remember where he was, but I remember cradling him on the couch and asking where he was hurt. He didn't respond and he stopped crying about a minute later. Typical. At bedtime about two hours later I noticed Travis wasn't using his left hand at all. I called Mike in and he noticed that his thumb was swollen and it hurt to touch it. Off to the ER we went. Xrays were ordered and it was discovered that Travis had a broken thumb. It's not fractured/broken like most bones, it's what they call a buckle fracture; the bone is bent.

We had a hand specialist appt on Thursday at Children's Hospital and they decided to cast it for three weeks. There is also a bump on this thumb and that could be an issue after the cast is taken off. It's possible that he may have a trigger thumb - it should heal itself but if not then he will need surgery to correct it!

Can you guess what Travis' favorite color is?

He seems to get along pretty well with the cast, which goes up all the way to the shoulder.  The dr explained that they usually go way up with the cast on skinny kids.  They tend to wiggle out of their casts. It's going to be a long three weeks- but thankfully it's not 6-8.


Crystal said...

That sucks - but he sure does look cute with that red cast! Here's hoping you never have to deal with another ever, or for a very, very long time!

Jennifer said...

What a toughie you have. Hope the 3 weeks goes fast for him, and that it will be 100% once the cast comes off!

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